JDRF One Walk This Sunday!

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Our first, nationwide JDRF One Walk is this Sunday, November 1, and we couldn’t be more excited! Walking and raising funds may look a little different this year, but one constant remains: We walk to end type 1 diabetes.

Your Walk is the vehicle to share your story, and it’s your fundraising that powers our mission. You can walk as little or as much as you’d like, from the time you register through the end of 2020!

As a JDRF community we are committed to walking 1.6 million miles (for the 1.6 million Americans living with T1D) and raising $50 million to commemorate JDRF’s 50 years of progress.

On November 1 for the first time ever, we will come together as a global community for National One Walk Day! We hope you are looking forward to a day of virtual fun, camaraderie and celebration just as much as we are. Details about the big day are below.

If you haven’t registered yet, what are you waiting for?

Take the first step at walk.jdrf.org!

Timeline for 11/1 – National Walk Day

6AM: Our One Walk Finish Line Festival site goes live! You’ll have the chance to take selfies with your team, check out the T-Shirt Hall of Fame, interact with the JDRF community though a live chat feature and more!

  • Check in with us in the live chat! Drop your name, team name, and how far you’re walking.
  • Stop by our Photobooth to snap a Walk Day photo.
  • Browse the T-Shirt Hall of Fame and Mile of Hope to spot familiar faces of a few of our T1D Champions.

Here’s the link to the festival site.  Bookmark it today!

8AM: The LA Community opening ceremony starts on their Facebook page featuring:

  • KTLA Morning News Anchor, Frank Buckley
  • Actors and T1D Champs — Derek Theler, Austin Basis, Cameron Gellman and Brec Bassinger
  • One Walk Superstar Family Teams

8AM: The OC Community opening ceremony starts on their Facebook page

8AM – noon: Head back to our Festival site & visit the Partner Pavilion to chat live with Brand Ambassadors from diabetes companies. Ask questions, learn more about their products and support, or just stop by to say “thanks!” for their support of One Walk.

11AM – 1PM: View the live stream of Roblox to explore, celebrate and connect with others in JDRF’s virtual world.

Noon: Join us for the JDRF One Walk Day National Ceremony, emceed by T1D Champions Brec Bassinger and Cameron Gellman. You’ll hear stories of inspiration as we celebrate the power of this community and spot a few familiar faces!

Use our One Walk Snapchat Filter. Unlock it here.


Recognizing Your Fundraising & Impact

JDRF One Walk T-shirt: Each participant who raises $100 will be mailed an exclusive JDRF One Walk T-shirt!

V1P Status: V1Ps are our fundraising superstars! Reach this milestone by raising $1,000, and you will receive an exclusive Making History V1P T-shirt.

Resources for National Walk Day!

Download your own One Walk bib to wear proudly on your Walk Day.

New this year: Fitness tracking through Strava! Log the miles you walk and help us reach our collective goal of 1.6MM miles by connecting Strava to your participant center. Check out this Strava Guide to get started today.

Utilize the One Walk Toolkit to support your fundraising. The toolkit has tips and templates, including language you can use to email, text or write, virtual fundraising ideas, and more!

Join us in Roblox for a Walk Day experience in our JDRF One World! Whether you’re an avid Roblox gamer already or have no clue what an avatar is, we invite you to join in the virtual fun. Creating an account is quick and easy (this video will walk you through it). Already have an account? One World goes live on Sunday, but you can join our Group in advance.