What is Kids Walk?
The JDRF Kids Walk program is an educational, in-school fundraising program with two goals: 1) to educate students about type 1 and type 2 diabetes and the importance of a healthy lifestyle, and 2) to provide them with an opportunity to make a difference by raising money for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.
Our program helps to foster an environment of positive character building and community service. Students are recognized with a banner and awards. Your school can even earn funds to use for equipment, field trips, books or whatever your school needs!
It’s FUN, EASY and EDUCATIONAL! And… it’s all about Kids Helping Kids!
How does the program work?
Working with a JDRF staff member or volunteer, school personnel choose two dates, approximately two weeks apart, at any time during the school year to participate. On the first date, a member of JDRF leads students in an educational kick-off, teaching them about both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, the importance of a healthy diet and exercise, and effective and safe fundraising strategies.
On the second date, students submit the funds they’ve raised at a celebratory walk that is held on the school’s campus.
Many thanks to our presenting sponsor, Highmark Inc!