Q. What is the JDRF TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes?
A. The JDRF TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness about type 1 diabetes (T1D), raise much needed funds to continue essential JDRF-funded research, and is a great way for families, friends and organizations to get out for a day of fun and fitness while raising funds and awareness of T1D.
Q. Is there a registration fee?
A. Although there is no registration fee, the JDRF TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes is a key fundraising event for JDRF and as such, we encourage each participant to raise a suggested minimum fundraising amount of $100. The funds raised help support critical T1D research.
Q. What if I don’t raise $100?
A. Our goal, through the fundraising efforts of our participants, is to raise $5.8 million in 2017 to help support critical T1D research. We are confident that each participant can raise $100 and are pleased to offer support/advice on exceeding your goal! Participants raising the suggested minimum fundraising amount of $100 are eligible to receive fundraising rewards.
Q. What is the “Sneaker Club”?
A. All participants that raise $1,000 or more will automatically become members of JDRF’s Sneaker Club and receive an exclusive bonus! Contact your local JDRF office for more details.
Q. Can I run, in-line skate, ride my bike and/or bring my dog?
A. Please check with your local JDRF office as certain Walk sites may have some restrictions.
Q. Can we volunteer if we are walking?
A. Yes. JDRF offers various volunteer opportunities pre and post event. To view the JDRF TELUS Walk Volunteer Opportunities click here or contact your local JDRF office for more information. We are grateful to the many volunteers who help make our Walks a success every year.
Q. What do I bring on Walk day?
A. Please bring your pledge form(s) and donations, and online Fundraising Summary (if applicable) with you on event day. Ensure all information is complete, clear and legible. All forms and funds must be submitted to the Registration Area on Walk day.
Q. Who should I call if I have more questions?
A. You have several options; you can:
Q. Where is the closest local JDRF office?
A. To determine the closest JDRF office in your area, please click here.