Are you registered for a JDRF One Walk for this fall? If not, there is still time to register and start fundraising! To register visit walk.jdrf.org
JDRF One Walk is a fun, family-friendly event where dedicated walkers, volunteers and sponsors raise money to make living with T1D safer and healthier—until it is no longer a threat. As the largest T1D event in the world, it’s also an amazing experience to be a part of.
Locally we have three JDRF One Walk events:
- Grand Rapids – Saturday, September 9
- Traverse City – Saturday, September 16
- Kalamazoo – Saturday, September 30
If you are registered, for the JDRF One Walk here are some unique ideas to raise money for your team!
Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur
Organize a garage sale, car wash, bake sale, or spaghetti dinner—whatever gets your community to come out and donate. Get friends and family to donate items to sell or serve. Ask local businesses to donate their facilities or supplies. Persuade your local paper to run an ad as their contribution.
Take The Walk To Work
Ask your employer to allow people to wear jeans one day in return for a $5 donation. Get permission to collect spare change in the lunch room. Invite coworkers to bring their lunch to work for a week and donate the money they save to JDRF.
Flex Your Fundraising Muscles
Offer to mow lawns, clean pools, walk the dog, or run errands for neighbors. Babysit, pet sit, or house sit for a donation. Guest bartend at your favorite bar and put your tips toward T1D. Sell any special talent or skill you have for a donation: graphic design, computer support, photography, home repair, hair and makeup styling, or sewing.
“Donate” Your Big Day To T1D
In lieu of gifts, ask family and friends to donate to JDRF for your birthday, wedding, or retirement. Celebrate a new job, housewarming, or big holiday with a party and ask your guests to come prepared to support JDRF.
Ask The Pros
Ask your doctors, dentist, lawyer, veterinarian, real estate agent, insurance broker, mechanic, personal trainer, or other professional service provider for a donation.