Join a movement to End Diabetes

This September challenge yourself or rally a team to #LaceUpYourWay and raise funds that help bring us one step closer to a cure. You choose the activity and you set the pace. Every distance and dollar make a difference in the lives of people living with diabetes or prediabetes.

September 1- 30, 2022

Step 1:

Join the movement

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Lace Up to End Diabetes anyway you like! Choose how to move, tie your laces, and set your pace on your own or with a team. Click Join when you’re ready to get started.

Step 2:

Share your story

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Make some noise and share your #LaceUpYourWay challenge with family, friends and colleagues. Raise awareness and funds to support Diabetes Canada.

Step 3:

Track your activity

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Download the Lace Up app to share your fundraising page and set movement goals with just a couple taps. Join activity challenges and earn badges as you go!

Join us on September 25 for Lace Up Day

We are hosting the first-ever cross-country relay for Lace Up to End Diabetes on Sunday, September 25, 2022! Starting in the Atlantic provinces and all the way to BC, we’re bringing together Lacers and pros from across Canada to share stories and tips about living with diabetes.

Snap a photo or video of you participating in the Lace Up Day 5k and use the medal sticker on the app! Share with #LaceUpYourDay and tag us @DiabetesCanada.

Join us on Facebook or Instagram at noon in your time zone, or 12:30 in Newfoundland to see local stories and hear from the pros in your region!

Download the Lace Up app

New in 2022! The Lace Up app is the easiest way to update your fundraising page and share the fun with friends, family and colleagues.

Get it now on Google Play or the App Store.

Why Lace Up on the app?

  • Use it on your phone, tablet or with your smart watch
  • Share your progress with a couple taps by email, text or on social media
  • People who fundraise with the app raise an average of 3.5x more that's 3.5x more impact for people affected by diabetes or prediabetes
  • Earn achievement badges exclusive to the app
  • Join new activity challenges you go

Lace Up Top Fundraisers

Here is the leaderboard of top Lace Up fundraisers and fundraising teams across Canada:

Top Fundraisers
  1. Legacy Leaver Self-donation Shelley Robertson - $15,000.00
  2. Legacy Leaver Mike Swartz - $9,550.00
  3. Legacy Leaver Self-donation Laura Syron - $9,035.00
  4. Legacy Leaver Self-donation Russell Williams - $6,535.00
  5. Legacy Leaver Stacey Ublansky - $5,794.00
  6. Legacy Leaver Self-donation Ross Kinney - $4,235.00
  7. Legacy Leaver Self-donation Maggie Stewart - $3,700.00
  8. Legacy Leaver Self-donation Sean Shannon - $3,500.00
  9. Legacy Leaver Self-donation Verlyn Olson - $3,075.00
  10. Legacy Leaver Jaime Trainor - $3,015.00
Top Teams
  1. MC FUNd Development - $17,078.77
  2. Team Diabetes - $15,020.00
  3. We're on a MISSION! - $10,460.00
  4. Canada Life Community Champions - $7,345.00
  5. Team Levick - $7,035.00
  6. Journey for Jonah - $6,059.00
  7. We Be Steppin! - $4,795.00
  8. Innovapost - $4,460.00
  9. The Proclaimers - $4,026.00
  10. O'Bureau Rulz - $3,985.00
Thank you to our Lace Up to End Diabetes Sponsors!

How will you be Lacing Up?

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