JDRF One Walk Boston
Saturday, October 3, 2015
DCR Hatch Shell
The funds and support raised by JDRF One Walk—our flagship fundraising event and the largest type 1 diabetes (T1D) event in the world—help us turn Type One into Type None. Your dedication inspires us and we know that, with your support, we will reach our goal of raising more than $1.2 million at this year’s Walk! We look forward to Walk Day where we can celebrate your commitment and the strength of the T1D community.
BEFORE THE WALK
1. We HIGHLY encourage all Walkers to pre-register online at walk.jdrf.org/boston2015. Not only does this make Check-In go more smoothly, it allows you to get to the fun and not wait in line.
2. You can mail in gifts to the JDRF office before the Walk or drop by the office at 60 Walnut Street, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 (we’d love to see you and thank you in person!). Be sure to read the enclosed Walk Donation Tips Sheet. Turning in funds earlier is another great way to ensure a speedy check-in process on Walk Day!
3. Walk Day Bag Policy: The police will be strongly enforcing a policy where no bags can be left at the DCR Hatch Shell while you are on the Walk route. Please be prepared by only bringing bags you can walk with (small backpacks, cross-body purses, fanny packs, etc.).
WALK DAY SCHEDULE
9:30 a.m. Check-In Opens
10 a.m. Welcome Remarks
10:30 a.m. Walk Starts
11:30 a.m. Light Refreshments Served and DJT1 Entertainment Performs
WHEN YOU ARRIVE
All teams and individual walkers are to proceed to the Check-In Area upon arrival. Please see the enclosed map to get acquainted with the site. If you have a t-shirt to enter in the Most Creative Team T-Shirt Contest, please turn it in at Check-In.
-V1P Check-In: If you have personally raised more than $1,000, you are a V1P and there will be a designated Check-In line just for you! This is our way of making Walk Day a little bit easier for our top fundraisers. You will also pick up your V1P lanyard here for exclusive access to our V1P Tent.
-General Check-In: If you have pre-registered online and have gifts to turn in, donations should be counted and sealed in a completed Walker Collection Envelope. An accurate total of money contained in the envelope must be clearly written on the outside of the envelope. Every walker turning in funds should turn in their own separate envelope. It is extremely important that Walker Collection Envelopes are filled out completely and accurately. Walker Collection Envelopes will be available at the Registration Tables near the Check-In Tent. Please be sure to read the enclosed Walker Collection Envelope Instruction Sheet for more details on how to fill out your envelope.
-Express Check-In: We will have a few stations open in the Express Check-In area for those walkers and team captains who have pre-registered, raised all of their funds online, and don’t have donations to turn in on Walk Day. If you raised $100 or more you can pick up your t-shirt ticket here.
-Unregistered Walkers: We would like to collect basic information for everyone attending JDRF One Walk. If you or members of your team have not registered, please proceed to one of our Registration Tables to complete a Walker Collection Envelope. If you are turning in donations, please clearly write on the outside of the envelope the total amount enclosed and proceed to Check-In. If you have no money to turn in, please hand your completed envelope to a volunteer greeter.
-Get a T-Shirt Ticket at Check-In: Did you personally raise $100 or more for JDRF? Thank you for your support! Be sure to get a white t-shirt ticket at Check-In and pick up your t-shirt at the T-Shirt Tent.
-T-Shirts for our T1D Walkers: JDRF is motivated by the millions of children and adults challenged by T1D every single day. We celebrate your strength and the sense of hope and empowerment that Walk Day brings. Let our volunteers know if you would like a special blue t-shirt identifying you as living with T1D and they will provide you with a blue ticket during Check-In. You can then pick up your T1D t-shirt at the T-Shirt Tent. Please note: These t-shirts are complimentary and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS
-While we provide as many refreshments as possible, thanks to our in-kind partners, please understand that we have a limited quantity of food and beverage available and we are not able to meet all dietary needs. We ask that you please come prepared in order to enjoy the activities of the day.
-Please be sure to thank the FOX25 team who will be joining us at Water Stop #1, as well as Arena Group, our partners at Water Stop #2.
-There is an additional option for purchasing refreshments at the Charles River Bistro on the Esplanade, just off the banks of the Charles River lagoon.
Our Walk Route will once again be limited to the Boston side of the Charles River Esplanade. We will be offering a shorter Family Friendly route option again this year. Please see the enclosed route map for details and remember to follow the JDRF signs. Volunteers will also be in place to help you navigate the Walk route.
ENTERTAINMENT AND ACTIVITIES
-Sponsor Tents and Vendor Tables will be open before and after the Walk. This year we’ll be joined by fantastic partners including Insulet Corporation, Sanofi Diabetes, Novo Nordisk, Siemens, Switch Witch, and Tandem Diabetes Care.
-The Activities Tent is the place to be… Stop by in the morning to get a temporary tattoo and your child’s ID bracelet. Take a photo complete with fun props, and then post it on your favorite social media site using #JDRFOneWalk #Boston. You can also decorate an “N” and place it on the wall…Turning Type One into Type None.
-Visit our New Family, JDRF Information, and Advocacy Tent to learn more about JDRF, our research efforts, and how you can become involved locally. If this is your first Walk, be sure to pick up your New Family Bandana here and enter our drawing to win Boston Celtics tickets! Special thanks to Ford Motor Company and Lilly Diabetes, JDRF One Walk National New Family Sponsors.
-For our V1Ps, you and a guest are invited to the V1P Tent to meet our local volunteer leadership and have a conversation with Julia Greenstein, Ph.D., JDRF’s Vice President, Discovery Research. Also featured in the V1P tent will be specialty food items, fun signs, and other surprises!
-Walk Day entertainment will be provided by AMP 103.3, DJT1 Entertainment, and The Movement @ Berklee.