Once you’ve registered your activity, here are our best tips to help you get the word out and start raising funds.
Upload a photo to your page
Adding a photo is the best to personalise your page and make it more likely to get a donation.
Tell your story
Share why creating a world without type 1 diabetes is so important to you!
Post regular updates on your fundraising page
Keep your family, friends and colleagues updated with your progress, how is the fundraising going? Are you hitting any milestones (or perhaps hurdles)?
Make a self donation
By donating to your own fundraising page you are showing you’re commitment to the cause and setting the benchmark for other donations.
If you hit your target, increase it!
If people think you are close to meeting your target they may not donate the $200 they were going to if you are only $75 off your goal.
Thank your donors
Let them know their donation has been noticed and appreciated.
Share your fundraising page
Start fundraising by sharing your page on social media with your family and friends. Those that share their fundraising page will raise more than those who don’t!
People often need reminding, if you asked them once and they haven’t donated – ask again, they may have just forgotten and won’t begrudge a friendly reminder.
We have a range of fantastic posters, social media downloads and more to help you spread the word about your fundraiser!
Plus, when you raise $100, you'll receive an official JDRF Blue Army t-shirt and cap to wear loud and proud!
How your fundraising helps
Over the past 45 years, we have been part of every major breakthrough in the fight to cure, treat and prevent T1D. As the leading supporter of type 1 diabetes research in the world, we can’t afford to slow down. We need the support of people like you to help us get there!
Here are just some of the ways your fundraising can help:
Can pay for a teddy bear to give to a baby born during a study into the causes of T1D
Can pay for 3 HbA1c tests to measure how children respond to a new closed-loop system
Can pay for an antibody test to screen 1 person for T1D risk
Can fund the collection and transport of 5 blood samples for antibody testing
Can pay for one year of monitoring a participant in a clinical trial of a new prevention drug
Can cover the hospital stay for 1 person in a clinical trial of a new under the skin islet transplant