Walk or run with John and Team Diabetes on December 1, 2013 in support of the Canadian Diabetes Association. Challenge yourself to complete a half marathon (21.1K), marathon (42.2K) or sign up with three friends and do the marathon relay together! The course is open for 6 hours so the half marathon is a great option for those who prefer to walk. The route is flat and passes by spectacular beaches and through the financial district of George Town as well as some of the area’s most exclusive neighbourhoods.
As a team member, the funds you raise for the Association help make a difference for the 9 million Canadians living with diabetes and pre-diabetes by supporting research, education, advocacy and important programs such as our D-Camps, summer camps for children with Type 1 diabetes.
Team Member Benefits
All you need to do to be a part of our team is to sign up by June 7th and raise funds for the Association. In return, you will receive amazing benefits including…
- Return airfare from Vancouver
- 4 nights of accommodation in the Cayman Islands
- Three, on-site team functions
- On-line training with e-mail support from a team trainer
- Guaranteed race entry
- Team tech shirt
- Personalized fundraising webpage
…and the incredible feeling that comes from achieving your personal goals, meeting likeminded people and supporting a worthy cause all at the same time!
Sign Up Today!
Register on-line at www.teamdiabetes.ca before June 7th
Together we can lead the fight against diabetes!
About Team Diabetes
Healthy living is an essential part of a healthy community and the Canadian Diabetes Association strongly believes in fostering active and healthy communities. Team Diabetes is the signature brand of the Association that offers Canadians of all fitness levels the opportunity to walk, run or hike in events across Canada and around the world while raising much needed funds and awareness. Since 2000, Team Diabetes team members have raised in excess of $36 million while making a commitment to their own health by leading a more active lifestyle. They are leaders and an inspiration in their community, in their workplaces and at home. Every day they are helping make a difference.
About the Canadian Diabetes Association
The Canadian Diabetes Association’s mission is to lead the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while working to find a cure. The Association delivers on this mission by providing people with diabetes and healthcare professionals with education and services; advocating on behalf of people with diabetes; supporting research and translating research into practical applications.
A Few Diabetes Facts
- More than 9 million Canadians live with diabetes or prediabetes.
- By 2030, 438 million people worldwide will have diabetes.
- 20 Canadians are diagnosed with diabetes every hour.
- Diabetes medication and supplies can cost a person $1,000 to $15,000 a year.
- By 2020, it’s estimated that diabetes will cost Canada’s healthcare system $16.9 billion a year.