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Fundraising Events

Our special events help raise critical funds for educational programs, advocacy and research while forwarding the mission of the American Diabetes Association: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

For more information regarding any of our events, please contact Sarah Fried at sfried@diabetes.org or 312-346-1805 ext. 6569.

Team Diabetes at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon & XSport Fitness Presents Rock N' Roll Half Marathon

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Runners need to supply their own registration fee for both the Rock n' Roll Half Marathon and/or the Chicago Marathon.

XSport Fitness Presents Rock N' Roll Half Marathon
July 20, 2014 - 6:30 a.m.
http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/chicago

Bank of America Chicago Marathon
October 12, 2014
www.diabetes.org/chicagomarathon

For more information, please contact Claire Griffith at clgriffith@diabetes.org or 312-346-1805 ext. 6565.

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes®

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Step Out is the Association's signature fundraising event. Join a team, become a captain or a Step Out Champion and tell us why do you walk?

Buffalo Grove Step Out
September 20, 2014
Didier Farms
www.diabetes.org/stepoutbg

Chicago Step Out
September 21, 2014
Grant Park
www.diabetes.org/stepoutchicago

For more information, please contact Allison Gronski at agronski@diabetes.org or 312-346-1805 ext. 6579 or Anna Van Handel at avanhandel@diabetes.org or 312-346-1805 ext. 6578.

School Walk for Diabetes

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School Walk for Diabetes is an ongoing educational school fundraising program that promotes healthy living, school spirit and community involvement. Schools can register and get more information at www.diabetes.org/schoolwalk-chicagoland.

Punt, Pass and Kick for the American Diabetes Association

The Chicago Bears and the American Diabetes Association have come together to provide students the opportunity to learn the importance of physical activity and the skills of Punt, Pass & Kick (PPK) while learning the value of community service through raising funds for the Association! Participants will have the opportunity to win Bears memorabilia and the top fundraising school will win a visit from a Chicago Bears player! Only 10 schools per year may participate and schools must be within 45 miles of Lake Forest, IL. PPK for the Association is a part of the School Walk for Diabetes Campaign.

For more information, please contact Mallory Dahlquist at mdahlquist@diabetes.org or 312-346-1805 ext. 6572.

Tour de Cure®

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Tour de Cure® is the Association's signature cycling event. Routes vary from 10 miles to 100 miles with fully stocked rest stops, full lunch, live entertainment and amazing start and finish energy.

Chicago Tour de Cure
June 14, 2015
Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora
www.diabetes.org/chicagotour

For more information, please contact Samantha Sales 312-346-1805 ext. 6568 at chicagotour@diabetes.org

Father of the Year

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Father of the Year is an event that honors outstanding fathers for their ability to successfully balance their professional and personal lives while making an impact in the community.

Chicago Father of the Year Awards
June 12, 2014 - 5:30 p.m.
Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Chicago
diabetes.org/chicagofoty

For more information, please contact Khushboo Rami at krami@diabetes.org or 312-346-1805 ext. 6564.

Programs

Our Mission Delivery team develops awareness programs, educational events and youth initiatives programs in the Chicagoland area to help educate, increase knowledge about the Association and its events, and help fulfill the Association's mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

For more information regarding any of our programs or corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact Simintha Esson at sesson@diabetes.org or 312-346-1805 ext. 6574.

American Diabetes Association Camp

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The American Diabetes Association's Camps provide a special time for kids and teens with diabetes to meet others living with the disease their own age. Offered during the summer months, the purpose of the Northern Illinois Area Camps is to provide a unique recreational and educational experience for children and teens living with diabetes ages 4 to 18.

Camp Confidence - Des Plaines (ages 4 to 9)
Camp Discovery - Glen Ellyn (ages 4 to 9)
Camp Crossroads - Chicago (ages 4 to 9)
Triangle D Camp - Ingleside (ages 9 to 13)
Teen Adventure Camp - Ingleside (ages 14 to 18)
Camp Can-Do - Palos Park (ages 4 to 9)

For more information about the Northern Illinois Area Camps, please contact Sue Apsey at sapsey@diabetes.org or 312-346-1805 ext. 6567.

American Diabetes Association EXPO

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The Chicago EXPO is free and includes health screenings, cooking demonstrations, product and service exhibitors, as well as leading experts talking about diabetes management, research and prevention. Get the latest information on preventing and managing diabetes and its deadly complications to help keep you and your family healthy.

Chicago EXPO
April 18, 2015
McCormick Place

For more information, please visit www.diabetes.org/expochicago or contact Danielle Trojanek at dtrojanek@diabetes.org or 312-346-1805 ext. 6581

Stop Diabetes @ Work

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Stop Diabetes @ Work is a research-based initiative that can be customized to fit within your existing wellness efforts or used as a stand-alone healthy worksite program.

Benefits Include

  • Employer Portal - Download turnkey materials that can be co-branded and shared with employees all year long.
  • Online Employee Resources - Provide your employees access to online tools with healthy lifestyle advice, recipes, diabetes management information and electronic trackers.
  • American Diabetes Association Weight Talk® - Offer employees with or without diabetes personalized weight loss programs done over the phone and online with an evidence-based curriculum.
  • Local American Diabetes Association Resources - Work with your local Association experts to develop a program that will meet the needs of your employees.

For more information, please contact Danielle Trojanek at dtrojanek@diabetes.org or 312-346-1805 ext. 6581

  • Last Reviewed: April 23, 2014
  • Last Edited: October 29, 2014