When VirtuallyMarti was diagnosed in her early twenties, “it was a massive shock as I knew very little about diabetes and I have no family history of the disease.”
The August fundraiser was Marti’s first time doing a charity stream, and she surprised herself by blowing past her original $1,000 goal early in the week. Her boyfriend, Joe, agreed to shave his head if she hit $2,500—and she blew past that goal, too.
“I’m raising money for JDRF because I want a world without type 1 diabetes,” Marti says. “A lot has changed and groundbreaking research has happened even in the short time I’ve been a diabetic, thanks to JDRF. There will be a time when type 1 diabetes is less of an inconvenience, with technology and medical breakthroughs and hopefully one day a cure.”
JDRF Game2Give’s next livestream fundraiser will take place in November during National Diabetes Awareness Month. In the meantime, anyone can do an independent charity stream by setting up a campaign on our Tiltify page.
If you’re interested in livestreaming for JDRF, we encourage you to sign up for Game Over, T1D email alerts and to connect with the JDRF Game2Give team over email, Twitter, or Discord.
Thank you to all of our streamers who made our August event a success!