Cycle in support of patient care at RVH on Sunday, September 25, 2022, and register for the annual Tour de T1D. This is not a race, but instead a chance for cyclists from all over Ontario to take in a scenic 25 km, 55 km, or 100 km bike ride through the picturesque, rolling hills of Horseshoe Valley, or sign up for the new trail ride, good for cyclists of all skill levels.
Funds raised will benefit the RVH Youth Diabetic Clinic, where close to 200 children receive care annually. Type 1 diabetes is a complex and lifelong autoimmune condition that affects one out of every three hundred children in Canada.
New for this year is a 6.5 km route that can be either biked or walked at a leisurely pace and can be enjoyed by families and children of all ages.
Incidences of type 1 diabetes are rising by approximately three percent every year, and the dedicated team at the RVH Youth Diabetic Clinic devotes themselves to developing opportunities for children, youth, and families to connect, receive support and learn about diabetes while focusing on their overall well-being. Diabetes has a significant impact on many different aspects of a child’s life, and your donation can directly impact families navigating a type one diabetes diagnosis.
For more information about this event, or to register and make a donation please visit Tourdet1d.ca
About the Tour de T1D
In 2016, then 14-year-old Lukas Goudie was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Lukas’ parents Darlene and Richard, both physicians in Barrie, understood the medical issues associated with this diagnosis, however, they underestimated the daily, non-stop commitment and attention this condition demands. Their efforts are an illustration of their desire to support other families and patients who are diagnosed with this complex and very challenging disease.
In 2018, their passion for cycling and their desire to raise awareness/funds to improve the lives of youth living with T1D were combined and evolved into the Tour de T1D: Ontario’s only large-scale outdoor cycling event associated with Type 1 Diabetes.