Virtual Walk

Join the Sun Life Virtual Walk!  (See FAQs)

Hi, I’m Max Domi. I play in the NHL and I have been living with type 1 diabetes since I was 12 years old. I’m excited to be the National Spokesperson for JDRF Canada and want to encourage all Canadians living with type 1 to join the 2019 Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF.

If you can’t be a part of one of our 65 events taking place across the country, don’t worry as you can still participate and raise funds for JDRF through a virtual walk.


What is a Virtual Walk?

A Sun Life Virtual Walk can be done anytime and anywhere. You choose when and where you walk – indoors on a treadmill, outdoors at your local park, or just around your neighbourhood – it’s up to you.

It’s easy to get started. Just set a goal of walking a total of 5 KM on Sunday, June 9, 2019 (or any time that works for you before December 31, 2019) and join the tens of thousands of other Canadians in support of JDRF and T1D. Join us today!

Register today

Frequently Asked Questions:

A: A Virtual Walk can be done anytime and anywhere, and allows you to participate in the Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF if there is no physical Walk event in your area or if you are not able to participate in the Walk event day in your area. You choose when and where you walk, whether indoors on a treadmill or outdoors at the local park; you decide when and where and how you want to participate.
A: Simply register for the Sun Life Virtual Walk and complete your Walk anytime and anywhere you desire, and upload your number of steps to our website. 
 
A: Absolutely! We encourage participants of all ages and ability levels to participate.
 
A: Yes! With the Sun Life Virtual Walk, we encourage each participant to commit to counting steps towards their goal. As a registered participant, you will use the honour system and track your steps on a fitness device of your choice, and upload your steps onto our website. 
 
A: Registration is now open. Click the "register" button above. 
 
A: Our goal, through the fundraising efforts of our participants, is to contribute $50,000 to our national Walk goal of raising $4 million to help support critical T1D research. We are confident that each participant can raise $125 and are pleased to offer support/advice on achieving and exceeding your goal! 

Virtual Walkers that raise $1,000 or more are also eligible for other exclusive fundraising rewards.
A: You have several options; you can:

• Contact your local JDRF office;
• Contact the National Participant Support Representative at 1.877.505.5373;
• Email us at walk@jdrf.ca.