Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF

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Move for a Cure - Spin, Sweat or Stretch

Going virtual this year, the Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF is a high-energy corporate fitness event, bringing out the friendly, competitive spirit of Canadians and offering a fun corporate team building experience – all with the ultimate goal of turning type one diabetes (T1D) into type none.


Participating in the Ride is easy – pick an activity that will get you moving at home: spin, sweat or stretch. Grab your water bottle and sweatband, ask your friends to support your activity with a donation, then participate virtually with colleagues and beat your corporate rivals with a little friendly competition.

As part of the Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF, there will be ongoing community, fitness and fundraising challenges in the weeks leading up to the event. You can engage with members of the Ride community, strive to meet your fitness goals, and earn rewards for your fundraising. On October 22nd, all participants will come together virtually to share stories, celebrate top performers, recognize collective accomplishments and have fun.

Register today and start fundraising at


Why Participate:

  • Contribute to a cure: By joining the Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF, you will support breakthroughs that get us closer to a cure for T1D and provide hope to the millions affected by this disease. Your fundraising dollars help support remarkable research projects including a 3D-printed bio-artificial pancreas, stem cell technology and transplant advances. Philanthropic support will also allow us to champion the short-term needs of the T1D community, such as providing real-time updates on COVID-19 and T1D.
  • Help change lives: More than 300,000 children, teens and adults live with type 1 diabetes in Canada, and approximately 50 people are still diagnosed every day. With no known cause and no cure, there is no way to prevent this disease, and many are at risk of complications. Let's bring that number to zero.