Wow! The Indianapolis One Walk on September 30th at Victory Field was an amazing day for our chapter. We had over 2,000 walkers, more than 100 volunteers, and over 25 sponsors who came together to make this day a memorable one!
This year the winner of our T-Shirt contest, Team Grady, was the 2nd recipient of our new walk tradition of having a traveling trophy! For many years to come, this trophy will be passed down from one winning team to the next. Put on your creative thinking hats now and who knows, next year your team may be the one bringing home the trophy!
After the Walk, we enjoyed food prepared by local Indianapolis restaurants thanks to Sysco Foods!
While the Walk may be over, we are still working towards our goal of $714,000! We need the help of each and every one of you to help push us over the top! Here are a few ideas on how you and your team can help us close the gap:
- host a dine to donate night at your favorite restaurant
- ask your place of employment to have a jeans day where all of the proceeds benefit your walk team
- work with your child’s school to have a JDRF fundraiser–for example, invite all students and teachers to wear blue on World Diabetes Day in November and pay a certain amount to participate
Stay tuned for several upcoming incentive opportunities to help you and your team continue the fundraising!
Unable to attend the Indianapolis One Walk but want to participate in the future? Visit walk.jdrf.org for more information regarding our spring Walk sites in Fort Wayne and Santa Claus!