SOURCE: JDRF/FRDJ

September 28, 2016 15:00 ET

How Far Will You Go to Defeat Type 1 Diabetes

Canadians Ride Up to the Challenge; JDRF Revolution Ride

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 28, 2016) - On Friday September 30, Canadians will show their resolve to revolve by taking part in the nation-wide JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes, presented by Sun Life Financial. This unique high-energy stationary cycling event will gather thousands of people as they pedal to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D).

The JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes consists of five elements: Ride10 -- five participants ride seven minutes each on a stationary bike; Ride60 -- a 60 minute individual endurance challenge where distance is measured; Ride100 -- an individual 100 km challenge where time is measured; vRide -- ride virtually where you want when you want in the challenge of your choice; and iRide -- a choice of a 25, 60 or 100 mile outdoor challenge among seven destinations in the United States.

Be brave, be a leader and join the Revolution. Come out and take a spin and show us what you've got!

What: JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes

When: Friday, September 30, 2016

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET

Where: Dundas Square - Southeast corner of the intersection of Yonge Street and Dundas Street East in Toronto

Who: JDRF spokespeople and ambassadors will be available for interview including:

  • Dave Prowten, JDRF Canada President and CEO;
  • Jessica Diniz, JDRF Canada vice-president of marketing and development; and
  • Dr. Farid Mahmud JDRF researcher and type 1 diabetes expert.

Online: http://www.jdrf.ca/locations/ontario/toronto/#Ride

About JDRF Canada

JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF's goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people's lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF is currently sponsoring $530 million in scientific research in 18 countries. For more information, please visit jdrf.ca.

Contact Information

  • For more information about the JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes or to arrange interviews and/or photo opportunities with diabetes researchers and/or JDRF spokespeople, please contact:

    Diana Buccella
    National Communications Specialist
    JDRF Canada
    Email: Email contact

    Day of: 647-789-2368