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Home Diabetes Strides: Lions for Diabetes Awareness

for Diabetes


Strides activities are a fun and engaging way for Lions and Leos everywhere to promote diabetes awareness and help their community members prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.

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What is Strides?

A Strides event can be any physical activity, from a run to a dance competition! Get creative with Strides and use positivity and exercise to open the door to diabetes awareness and promote the importance of regular physical activity in the management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

The Strides Planning Kit


Many resources are available to help your club or district promote diabetes awareness and education in your community. Lions and Leos can use the Strides Planning Kit, containing important resources, customizable templates, the Strides bookmark and stickers to personalize their Strides materials. Download the limited version or purchase the full kit in the Lions Shop.


Helpful resources


Further resources can be downloaded to help you have a successful Strides event.

Strides testimonials

"Our Strides event gave us a unique opportunity to discuss diabetes and the importance of improving our health through exercising and eating right, while also being able to bond as a club."
Lion Kathy Norwood
La Grange Noon Lions Club, Texas, United States, District 2 S5
"As part of our 2018 mid-year conference, we held a Zumba Strides event that our Lions really enjoyed. It’s great to be able to learn about the importance of health while having fun doing it."
Lion Lisa Atwater
San Fernando Lions Club, Trinidad & Tobago, MD60, Sub District 60A
"Our ‘Lions Lap the Map’ walks and community events have been great for promoting healthy lifestyles and awareness of diabetes. We’ve even hit our goal of walking the circumference of Australia seven times over!"
PDG Pat Mills
Box Hill Lions Club, Australia, District 201V5

Report your Strides event!

After you’ve successfully completed your Strides event, be sure to report your project in MyLion®. Service reporting provides our organization with important information on how Lions serve — allowing us to provide the best support possible.