Walk to Cure Diabetes is the fastest growing fundraising event in the history of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Last year, nearly $86 million was raised through Walk to Cure Diabetes to fund diabetes research. This year, the Walk to Cure Diabetes is expected to surpass $90 million.
Last year, over 500,000 participated at one of 200 sites throughout the country. This year, men, women, and children including those from over 5,000 large corporations and local companies will participate at one of our 200 sites. Funds are raised as walkers ask friends, relatives and co-workers to sponsor them for participating in the walk.
Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014
Newport Kentucky, Riverboat Row
Donation Drop Off and Event Start: 8:00 a.m.
Walk Start: 9:00 a.m.
1. Visit: www.walk.jdrf.org
2. Under Register for A Walk Now!, select KY for the state and click on Find Walk.
3. Select Newport
4. Click Register for this Walk.
5. If you are a new team, you will select “create a new team”. If you are a returning team, you will select the join or re-create a team.
6. The system is set up to walk you through the rest of the steps, but if you have a problem, contact JDRF at 513-793-3223.
Walk Day Guide: This includes all the information you need to kick-start your fundraising as well as what to expect from the JDRF Chapter Staff and Volunteers.
FAQ’s: Have a question about the Walk? Find it here!
Team Captain Incentives:
Walk Day Map
The JDRF logo must be utilized in your t-shirt design with where to send it. To use this logo, click on the below file. If the resolution isn’t large enough for your printer please contact the office.
Reduced and FREE Team T-Shirts
Local company, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts and More, is offering exclusively to our Newport teams a reduced rate of $8.00 per white T-shirt when ordering 10 or more by August 31, 2013*. Big Frog will offer up to 15 minutes in design time at no cost (this is plenty of time for their expert designers to design what you are looking for). T-Shirt pick-up will be available during our mobile Bank Days at the Big Frog store on Wednesday, September 4 from 4-6 pm.
*Second side prints are an additional $3 per shirt. Size X-XL, White T-shirts with Big Frog logo on shirt.
To get started on your order, contact Big Frog today at 513-233-3764 and mention the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes.
JDRF SWO is also teaming up with Pear for a cool, NEW way to get your team shirts printed for FREE. You can earn up to a $1,000 in sponsorship that can you can apply directly to your team shirt cost. Here is how it works:
1.) Go to www.getpear.com/JDRF and begin a sponsorship with one of the available programs
2.) Invite your team members to join in
3.) Complete a couple of easy tasks like visiting the sponsor’s website or watching a 30 second video
4.) Invite anyone else you know and ask them to help out too because the more people who join, the more dollars you earn
It’s that easy. If you are interested, please contact Raj Doshi from Pear to get your sponsorship started right away!
All teams who reach a fundraising goal of at least $200 by Friday, August 4 are eligible to receive a Bridge to a Cure sign.
This 18” X 18” corrugated yard sign will be displayed on Walk day for all to see on the Purple People Bridge. After the Walk is completed, this sign will be available for you to take home to place in your yard in order to let the neighborhood know about your hero too.
JDRF invites all new Type 1 families to participate in the Newport Walk to Cure Diabetes. Whether you are ready to fundraise or just meet other families, this is a great way to learn more about JDRF and how we are helping with the fight against type 1 diabetes. Registration is required and can be completed by clicking Join This Team here!
Questions? Contact Nick Wagner.