This is our movement to end diabetes

Spend your September with people across Canada who are challenging themselves and their team to #LaceUpYourWay! Together, we will cover thousands of kilometres to raise funds for 1 in 3 Canadians affected by diabetes or prediabetes.

Ways to participate

Lace Up to End Diabetes anyway you like! You choose the movement and you set the pace. Fundraise on your own or start a team of fundraisers who are committed to Lacing Up in support of the work led by Diabetes Canada.


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Fundraise on your own! Create a personal fundraising page to set a goal and share it with your supporters. Connect with other Lacers by using #LaceUpYourWay on social media and by downloading the Lace Up app.


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Recruit a team of friends and family and receive a team spirit pack when your team receives its first donation. Keep each other motivated by setting team goals for your fundraising and your movement! The team fundraising page will tally the donations members collect through their personal pages.

Corporate Team

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Rally your coworkers for a team-building experience that you can do together (or while socially distanced) and receive a team spirit pack. Set personal distance goals, start some friendly competition with others, or bond over taking the 100k Challenge together!

Level up your Lace Up

We invite you to lead the race to end diabetes by raising at least $1,000 through your #LaceUpYourWay challenge. When you do, you’ll be recognized as one of our VIPs (Very Important Philanthropists) and enjoy lots of exclusive perks.

Learn more

Our most dedicated Lacers receive a finishers’ medal when they move a total of 100 kilometres of activity on the Lace Up app. We’ve done the math, and it works out to be about 3.3 km each day in the month of September.

Learn more

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
Thank you to our Lace Up to End Diabetes Sponsors!

How will you be Lacing Up?

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