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 Amber DeFago at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-346-1805 ext. 6567.
Team Diabetes at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Runners need to supply their own registration fee for the Chicago Marathon.
Bank of America Chicago Marathon
October 9, 2016
For more information, please contact Deanna Galea at email@example.com orv312-346-1805 ext. 6565.
Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes®
Step Out is the Association's signature fundraising event. On Walk day, we honor our Red Striders (those who are living with diabetes). Step Out is filled with music, food, kids activities, entertainment and most importantly, the company of those who truly understand the impact of diabetes. Join us!
Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes Chicagoland
September 24, 2016 at Didier Farms
October 15, 2016 at Montrose Harbor
For more information, please contact Allison Welton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-346-1805 ext. 6579.
School Walk for Diabetes
School Walk for Diabetes is an educational school fundraising program that promotes healthy living, school spirit and community involvement. While raising money for the American Diabetes Association, students learn about diabetes and the importance of making healthy choices including eating nutritional foods and exercising every day. The money raised through School Walk for Diabetes helps to fund diabetes research, education, and advocacy in support of the mission of the Association.
Tour de Cure®
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.
Chicagoland Tour de Cure
June 12, 2016
For more information, please contact Ally O'Connor at 312-346-1805 ext. 6573 or email@example.com.
Father of the Year
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 16, 2016 - 5:30 p.m.
For more information, please contact Mary Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-346-1805 ext. 6564.
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 Sarah Fried at email@example.com or 312-346-1805.
American Diabetes Association Camp
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 Illinois 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)
Camp Granada – Monticello (ages 8 to 16)
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 Illinois Camps, please contact Mallory Dahlquist at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-346-1805 ext. 6572.
Family Link is a program that helps families when they need it most—every day. This program makes it possible for families of children with diabetes to meet one another and receive the information and support they need to cope with diabetes. Family Link offers families social and educational events, school advocacy and one on one emotional support for parents through our Parent Mentor program. Through Family Link activities and Parent Mentor volunteers, we are able to offer families hope and help through emotional support, diabetes information, events and activities, and communication regarding other Association activities and resources. View more details about Family Link here.
For more information about Family Link, or to hear about upcoming events, please contact Mallory Dahlquist at email@example.com or 312-346-1805 ext. 6572.
American Diabetes Association EXPO
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.
Stop Diabetes @ Work
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-346-1805 ext. 6581.
Whipping up a bake sale?
Hosting a golf event?
Want to use your efforts to support the American Diabetes Association?
We can help! Use our peer-to-peer online fundraising system to get the word out to your friends and family, and give them the opportunity to make an online donation to support your efforts on behalf of the American Diabetes Association.