The Tour of the Peace began in 2016 as a 144 km bike ride to raise money for JDRF in support of a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. The 2017 Tour of the Peace ride was pushed up to a 150 km cycling distance in order to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday. For 2018 we have something completely new! Diabetes affects people of all walks of life, ages and abilities and so we want to make the Tour of the Peace accessible to everyone! The 2018 Tour of the Peace will still have the challenging 150 km bike ride, but we have added a 75 km bike ride, a 10 km run and a 5 km walk! The Tour of the Peace is not just for cyclists anymore! Whatever your abilities, bring them out to help us raise money to Take Type 1 to Type None! Check out some of the footage from last year's ride:
JDRF’s research is committed to improving the lives of every person with T1D and to curing this disease. JDRF's research goals are realized by the projects being supported in three basic areas: Cure, Treat, Prevent
Cure therapies (Restoring a person’s insulin-producing capability and halting or reversing the body’s misguided immune attack on the pancreas);
Treatment therapies (Developing new devices and therapies that transform the way people with T1D treat the disease today in order to help them live healthier lives now and in the future); and,
Preventive therapy research (Keeping future generations from getting T1D or stopping the disease process before it damages the pancreas).
These therapeutic areas are a bold step in our promise to move the diabetes research landscape towards a cure as soon as possible. It is based on the progress and success of research over the past four decades in uncovering the most promising pathways to a cure.