top of page

2024 WALK for the BEST



The Charles H. Best Diabetes Centre annual “WALK for the BEST” walkathon is a vital fundraiser that brings our patient and family community together in support of our healthcare programs. Being the Best Centre’s 35th year, we are excited to celebrate with you and gather at Heydenshore Kiwanis Park in Whitby (589 Water Street, Whitby) on Sunday, September 22nd, 2024.  The Best Centre invites you, your friends, your family and neighbours to help us fundraise and enjoy a 2.5-5 km walk or run in support of meeting our pledged goals.


Supporting the WALK for the BEST is easy and makes a huge impact!  You can sign up today, tell your story, set a goal and start collecting pledges from your friends and family.  To create your own personalized online fundraising page, click below.



If you prefer to collect cash donations, you can download the following pledge form here.  The Best Centre will accept cash donations at the centre from Monday, September 23rd through Monday, September 30th. 






We hope you will be a big part of it.  We would like to welcome new and returning families to gather as a community to support each other and the BEST CENTRE!

Registration (inside the pavilion)                               9:30am

Opening Ceremony & Warm Up                              10:45am

Walk Begins                                                                     11:00am


Fun & Games                                                 12:00am - 2:00pm


Registration webpage will be available shortly.



Why participate?

  • Prizes for top fundraiser, top fundraising team, and BEST spirit 

  • 100 % of the money raised supports our patient programs

  • Connect with other families living with type 1 

  • Meet with reps from diabetes industry (pumps & sensors)  

  • Celebrate 35 years with The Best Centre!

  • Bring your children and enjoy fun and games for the whole family

Interested in becoming a 2024 WALK for the BEST sponsor?

We are pleased to provide newly designed sponsorship opportunities that recognize your support and provide your company with valuable promotion. When you sponsor our walkathon, your company (name/logo) will be recognized by our entire community.

Sponsorship also supports our clinical care programs. The dollars raised from the walkathon help fund these important programs:


  • After hours urgent care program for newly diagnosed/ urgent patients

  • On-site A1c blood testing

  • Community outreach and school education program

  • Insulin pup program for all ages

If you have any questions about sponsorship or other WALK for the BEST inquiries, contact our Development Officer Amy Spring.

We welcome and thank our sponsors for 2024

Our walk will take place rain or shine 

bottom of page