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.
$100 – JDRF 2020 One Walk T-Shirt
$1,000 – V1P Status (exclusive badge, lanyard, t-shirt and award)
$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 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)
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:
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.
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