JDRF 2020 One Walk Resource Center

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We hope you are just as excited as we are for our first ever National JDRF One Walk. This will be an amazing opportunity for our WHOLE community to come together. To ensure your team is as successful as possible this year, we’ve pulled together some resources to help you in your team recruitment, fundraising and overall energy generation about this exciting event!

National One Walk Overview

So what is the JDRF National One Walk exactly? This year we are coming together as a T1D community from across the nation to reach some big goals – raising $50 million in honor of our 50 years as an organization and walking 1.6 million miles in honor of the 1.6 million Americans living with T1D. As soon as you register your team, you become a part of this national movement to impact T1D research. On November 1st (which is also National T1D Day!) we will come together to celebrate our accomplishments at the Finish Line Festival! You don’t want to miss out on being a part of this innovative event.

To learn more about the National JDRF One Walk, event day, walking 1.6 million miles and more, you can checkout our amazing National One Walk Guide!

One Walk Power Hours 

Leading up to November 1, we will be hosting one-hour weekly informal “Power Hours” through Zoom. At the “Power Hours” you can meet the new Kansas & Missouri Chapter staff, learn what other teams in our chapter are doing, have technical questions answered and more! Please register for the sessions you would like to attend.

Wednesday Morning Sessions (9 AM to 10 AM)

September 23: Register

October 7: Register

October 21: Register

Wednesday Evening Sessions (6 PM to 7 PM)

September 30: Register

October 14: Register

October 28: Register

One Walk Fundraising Incentives

We want to make sure your hard work is recognized and celebrated! These are just a few of the exclusive incentives. You can check out a full list of incentives, based on individual fundraising, here.

For individuals:

$100 – JDRF 2020 One Walk T-Shirt

$1,000 – V1P Status (exclusive badge, lanyard, t-shirt and award)

For teams:

$1,500 – Mile of Hope (special recognition during the Finish Line Festival on November 1st)

$2,500 – One Walk in a Box (a surprise box of awesome One Walk themed goodies for your own celebration on November 1st)

$5,000 – Mile of Hope Yard Sign (two design options available)

One Walk Resources

In addition to the ideas in the National One Walk Guide, there are tons of great ways to fundraise for your JDRF One Walk team from a letter writing campaign to making a unique video of your T1D Champion. The possibilities are endless and there are so many ways to find what works for you and your team. Here are some general fundraising categories with great resources to help you get started.

New this year is fitness tracking through Strava! To get started with Strava, check out this Strava Guide.

One Walk Fundraising Resources:

These resources are full of great information about getting started, brainstorming fundraising ideas, and being an amazing Team Captain!

JDRF One Walk Team Captain Guide

Successful Family Team Captain

Fundraising Idea Library

5 Steps to Fundraising Success

10 Days and 10 Ways to $1,000

One Walk Thermometer poster

JDRF Ford Raffle 2020 (Ford Motor Company and KTP Cares are hosting a 2020 Pick Your Own Wheels Raffle. Your friends and family can purchase raffle tickets to enter and those sales can go directly to your team! You can learn more here. Please note: funds will be credited to your One Walk Team after the raffle takes place on October 24, 2020)

Letter/E-mail Writing:

Letters and e-mails help you share your story of life with T1D and they are a great way to share that story with lots of people. Here are a few sample letters and tips on telling your story to help you get started:

Telling Your Story

Newly Diagnosed

Off to College

Dog’s Perspective

Social Media:

Social media is a powerful tool and you can do so much like post a video sharing your life with T1D or starting a Facebook fundraiser.

Social Media Tips

How to Make a Fundraising Video

JDRF One Walk Connect to Facebook

Chapter Staff

The Kansas & Missouri Chapter staff is here to support you in reaching your goals and answer any questions.

Sherri Lozano, Executive Director

Tori Freeman, Sr. Development Manager

Megan Hanna, Development Manager

Marlo Martin, Outreach Manager

Christina Reilly, Outreach Manager

Kayla Taszarek, Development Coordinator