JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes

Q. What is the JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes?

Q. Do I have to be an athlete to participate?

Q. Can we volunteer if we’re also riding?

Q. What do I need to bring on Ride day?

Q. What’s a VIP Rider?

Q. What is ‘Club 125’?

Q. Who should I call if I have more questions?

Donations

Q. How can I obtain a pledge form to collect offline donations?

Q. How do I fundraise online?

Q. Is it safe to fundraise online?

Q. Who sponsored me online?

Q. Can I make a donation even if I’m not participating in the Ride?

Income Tax Receipts

Q. When will I receive my tax receipt?

Q. I’ve lost my original tax receipt and require a duplicate. What do I do?

Q. I made an online donation and cannot open my tax receipt.

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Q. What is the JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes?

A. The JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes is a stationary cycling event. It’s a fun, high energy event that encourages team spirit and friendly competition among colleagues, friends and family members. Rides take place in 19 locations across Canada from September through November.

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Q. Do I have to be an athlete to participate?

A. No. The Ride is high energy, so it is important to set a pace that you are comfortable with in order to prevent health risks.

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Q. Can we volunteer if we’re also riding?

A. Yes. We have many volunteers who choose to help either before or after they have participated in the Ride themselves. For more information, please view our volunteer opportunities or contact your local JDRF office. We’re grateful to the many volunteers who help make our Ride a success every year.

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Q. What do I need to bring on Ride day?

A. Please bring your pledge form(s) and donations. Ensure all information on the pledge forms is complete, clear, and legible.

If you have online donations, please bring a copy of your Fundraising Summary. This report is located on the Dashboard (first page) under Event Information when you are logged into JDRF’s website.  To print a copy of your report, click the  button.

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Q. What’s a VIP Rider?

A. All participants who raise $1,000 or more are considered VIP Riders and receive an exclusive bonus prize.

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Q. What is ‘Club 125’?

A. JDRF’s Club 125 is open to all Riders! Every participant who reaches the suggested $125 fund raising level automatically joins JDRF’s Club 125 and illustrates their passion for finding a cure!

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Q. Who should I call if I have more questions?

A. If you have any questions, you may:
• Contact your local JDRF office.
• Call the National Participant, Experience Representative at 1.877.287.3533
• Email us at revolution@jdrf.ca
• For complete details and updates on the Ride in your area go to jdrf.ca/revolution.

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Donations

Q. How can I obtain a pledge form to collect offline donations?

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Q. How do I fundraise online?

1) Login to your account. Manually add or upload your address book.
 

2) Click on  and select Compose a Message. Select the names of the people you would like to invite to donate to you, create a personal message, and then click on Send Message.


3) To create alerts and connect your fundraising page to social media, click

on  and select Settings. You can choose to connect your page to Twitter, Facebook, and even receive text alerts via your cell phone when someone joins your team or makes a donation.

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Q. Is it safe to fundraise online?

Our online system is a secure site, and fundraising online is the most cost-effective way to raise money in support of the JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes.

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There are two ways to view who sponsored you online:

          1)  Go to your Fundraising Page; or

2) Login and click on  and select Donations Received.

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Q. Can I make a donation even if I’m not participating in the Ride?

Absolutely, you can donate online at jdrf.ca/revolution, or contact your local JDRF office.

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Income Tax Receipts

Q. When will I receive my tax receipt?

Tax Receipts:

Tax receipts will automatically be issued for offline donation amounts of $20 and over. To receive a tax receipt, the donor’s name and address must be complete and legible.  All online donations are automatically issued an electronic tax receipt.  Company donations must include a contact name to which the tax receipt can be sent to the attention. 

PLEASE NOTE: Tax receipts for credit card donations will only be issued in the name of the credit card holder.

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Q. I’ve lost my original tax receipt and require a duplicate. What do I do?

For additional tax receipts, requests for reprints and/or corrections, please contact general@jdrf.ca or your local JDRF office.

If you have set up an account in JDRF’s system, you can login to obtain tax receipt copies.  For additional tax receipts:

1. Login to jdrf.ca/ride, click on,

2. Email general@jdrf.ca or contact your local JDRF office.

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Q. I made an online donation and cannot open my tax receipt.

Electronic tax receipts are sent in PDF format. If you do not have Adobe Reader, you will not be able to open the attachment. You can download a free copy of Adobe Reader at http://www.adobe.com/downloads/. If you are still unable to open a tax receipt, please email general@jdrf.ca.

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