Thank you – everyone.

The Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF took place on October 7, 2021. For the second straight year, the Ride was a virtual event that offered a fun corporate team building experience all with the goal of turning type 1 diabetes (T1D) into type none. 

735 teams from more than 160 Canadian companies joined us to Spin, Sweat or Stretch throughout the day. 

The Spin session was taught by Spin Co. in English and French, Sweat session taught by F45 Yorkville for English, F45 Griffintown for French, and the Stretch session taught by Mula Yoga in English and Luna Yoga in French. We thank them so much for giving us their time and expertise and providing our participants with gym quality workouts they could do from the safety of their home. 

JDRF is thrilled to announce that over $1.65 million and counting has been raised at this year’s Ride to support T1D research. By participating in the Ride, you brought us closer to turning type one into type none. Together, we made a difference.  

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our sponsors, who helped make the Ride a success, allowing us to raise much-needed funds for T1D research. With their support, we were also able to offer an incredible day of high energy workouts and music, showcase inspirational stories through video and speakers, and provide more resources for T1D families.  

Sun Life has been a proud supporter of the Ride since 2017, and in 2019 they became the national title sponsor. Sun Life is committed to supporting the over 422 million people worldwide living with the disease.

And if you missed joining us on October 7, the virtual Ride environment remains open until December 15 with Spin, Sweat and Stretch sessions available “on demand” and sponsor booths are still open for participants to explore, download content or connect with by dropping their virtual business card. 

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Thank you again to everyone who participated and to our incredible corporate partners.
We hope to see you all next year!