Game Over, T1D!

Join JDRF and the video game community in the fight against type 1 diabetes.

What Is JDRF Game2Give?

JDRF Game2Give is our partnership with video game players, streamers, and developers to raise money to fight type 1 diabetes (T1D). Since 2019, we have brought together hundreds of people affected by T1D who love video games and have mobilized this community to fundraise for crucial research toward cures.

Why video games? First, because a lot of people in the diabetes community play them! Sharing this hobby is a natural way for people who have T1D connections to meet and support each other.

Second, because the multibillion-dollar video game industry is larger than nearly every other form of entertainment (including movies and music), and game-related fundraising has taken off in a big way.

At JDRF, we’re already making an impact! The JDRF Game2Give community has raised over one million dollars through video game and livestream fundraisers since our first events in November 2019. We use platforms like Twitch to host streaming events and Humble Bundle to raise money through video game sales—and we’re reaching new audiences every day.

Latest JDRF Game2Give news:

Come Play With Us!

Streamers

Turn your passion into donations for T1D research with a charity stream on Twitch, YouTube, or Facebook. You’re not limited to games—lots of hobbies can be livestreamed! Get started here.

Viewers

Tune in to JDRF’s Twitch channel to watch T1D-related content and charity streams hosted by our community. Watching video games can be just as fun as playing!

Game Industry Partners

We’re looking for partners for bundles, events, and more. If you’re in the game industry and have a T1D connection, we want to hear from you!

Community

Join our Discord to chat about games, brainstorm for charity streams, and get support from others with T1D. You can also follow JDRF Game2Give on Twitter.

JDRF One World in Roblox

When COVID-19 hit and in-person events like JDRF One Walk® had to be reimagined, we jumped at the opportunity to provide a walk-like experience inside a video game, and JDRF One World was born.

JDRF One World is a virtual world built for Roblox, the #1 online gaming platform for kids and teens. It’s a family-friendly place where people of all ages can get together, play games, learn about T1D, and hang out with old friends or meet new ones. Plus, it’s free to play!

Our Origin Story

JDRF’s Northern California chapter began exploring video game fundraising after Dan Connors, a game industry veteran and T1D dad, set up a donation through the online game store Humble Bundle. Excited by the possibilities, we collaborated with Dan and Hans ten Cate, another T1D dad in the game industry, to help get JDRF Game2Give off the ground.

In 2020, JDRF Game2Give grew into a worldwide initiative and JDRF hired T1D dad and former game industry executive Josh Larson to lead the program. As JDRF Game2Give grows, more and more video game professionals with T1D connections have joined our volunteer group, all with a common goal: to develop creative ways to advance JDRF’s mission of improving lives and finding cures, and to have fun doing it.

Join our current fundraiser on Tiltify!