The Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF is a high-energy stationary cycling event taking place in cities across Canada. This event will challenge Canadians to go further to defeat diabetes. Whether it’s a 10-minute ride or a 60 minute challenge, participants will be putting their physical fitness to the test to help find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D).
The Ride provides an excellent opportunity to raise awareness about T1D and raise essential funds to support JDRF-funded research, and is a fantastic way for companies, community groups and individuals to unite in the battle to defeat diabetes while participating in a fun and energetic event!
Recognizing Your Company
More than 370 companies are involved in the JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes, presented by Sun Life Financial. Each year, participants from these businesses generously contribute their valuable time to personally raise funds to support JDRF’s goal of curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. Riders form teams of five and proudly wear their corporate T-shirt, giving great visibility of their company’s involvement on Ride day and support of JDRF.
Ways to Support Your Employees
Many companies, knowing their employees’ commitment to JDRF, wish to participate through corporate donations or an employee corporate match program. Connect with your Human Resources department to find out if they match gifts. Companies can also promote opportunities for volunteers and enlist their senior leadership to recognize, reward, and encourage employee participation.
Make a tax receiptable charitable donation to show your support of your employee's fundraising efforts.
Match dollar-for-dollar what your employees have raised.
To find out if your company has a corporate match program or if they would like to start one, contact your Human Resources Department, Social Committee, or Manager. If one exists, please follow the steps outlined in your company's form and contact your local JDRF office.
Support employees to get involved as volunteers.
Recognition & Encouragement
Send internal communication and ongoing recognition about employees' achievements throughout their participation.
Thank you to companies who support their employees by directly contributing to raising funds for JDRF. This involvement will help improve the lives of more than 300,000 Canadian children, teenagers and adults living with T1D, and help JDRF turn type one into type none.