JDRF One Walk Grand Rapids Success!

Wow, this year’s JDRF One Walk™ Grand Rapids was the best yet! We’re still smiling from ear to ear. On behalf of JDRF Michigan Great Lakes West Chapter, thank you for being a part of the JDRF family on event day and every day. Your passion and commitment inspire us.

Some of the highlights from this year’s event include almost 2,500 walkers and $225,000, raised (and counting). We couldn’t have done it without all the amazing sponsors, incredible volunteers and the hundreds of walk day participants and teams. THANK YOU ALL!!! 

Special SHOUT OUTS to our current top teams by category:

TOP 5 CORPORATE TEAMS have raised nearly $10,495 and counting: HDVCH Endocrinology, Team Hungerford Nichols, Irwin Seating, Meghan’s Fighting Angels – Team Kaydon, and United Bank of Michigan

TOP 5 FAMILY TEAMS have raised over $66,107 and counting: Team Josephine, Battling with Brooke, Jack’s Attack on T1D (Barnes Family), Team A1C’ya No More, Noah’s Ark

TOP 5 SCHOOL TEAMS have raised over $8,773 and counting: Central Montcalm Public School, #LaxForACure, Plymouth Christian Schools, Ludington Area Schools, Harrison Community Schools

We want to see your pictures from walk day, please email them to me! Be sure when you post your photos and stories on your social media pages to tag us, too! #JDRFOneWalk #GrandRapids. If you haven’t already make sure to follow us on Facebook to see more photos from walk day!

We are getting closer to our goal of $270,000 by the minute! Remember you can continue to raise funds through November to qualify for the V1P Crystal Award and other incentives prizes (Prize Catalogue)!

Ford Raffle – Win A Mustang!

We have an exciting opportunity where our teams can sell raffle tickets for $10/ticket for an entry into winning a 2019 One-of-One Kona Blue Ford Mustang! All proceeds from the ticket sales will be credited back to your JDRF One Walk Grand Rapids team! The drawing will be held at 11am on November 13th – winner does not need to be present! You’re able to sell tickets until Thursday, November 1st. If this is something you are interested in, please let me know! Just think, if you were to sell 10 tickets, you’ve just raised an additional $100!

Matching Gifts!

If you haven’t already, remind your donors about matching gifts from their employers (click here to see if their company has Matching Gifts). Matching gifts are the easiest and fastest way to reach or exceed your fundraising goal and double your donations!

We believe in you and we believe in JDRF’s mission to turn Type One into Type None. Thank you for your incredible support and commitment. You made this year’s JDRF One Walk an event we will never forget.