About JDRF Kids Walk

It's fun, it's easy, and it's educational! And... it's all about kids helping kids!

Join the growing list of schools—and students—nationwide that are helping JDRF create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). So many schools take part because they appreciate the educational and monetary benefits of the Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes program and are delighted by how easy it is to participate!


What is JDRF Kids Walk?

JDRF Kids Walk is an educational, in–school fundraising program with two goals: to educate students about type 1 and type 2 diabetes and the importance of a healthy lifestyle—and to raise money for life-changing T1D research. Wouldn’t it be great to foster an environment of character-building and community service at your school? Kids Walk can help you do just that! Students who take part learn how to be more empathetic and help raise awareness of T1D in their communities.

The Kids Walk program brought more than 1,100 students and staff together in the spirit of service for others. Everyone was excited about the event and participated with joy in their heart.

Steven Bollar, Principal
Hartford School, Mount Laurel, NJ

How does the program work?

It’s easy! Your school can choose two dates, approximately two weeks apart, at any time during the school year to participate. On the first date—with the help of JDRF’s video and tools—your school coordinator will lead students in an educational kick–off that teaches them about type 1 and type 2 diabetes, the importance of a healthy diet and exercise, and effective fundraising strategies. On the second date, students submit the funds they've raised at a celebratory Walk held on your school's campus.

JDRF Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes was a great experience for me and all the students at my school. Everyone came together to support, help, and learn more about type 1 diabetes. Most students did not know the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. By the end of the kick-off, every student knew the difference between the two diseases. Personally I was happy that my friends and fellow classmates understood what I have to go through every day living with type 1 diabetes. They were all so kind and asked a lot of questions. The students now understand why it is so important that we find a cure! They also know how to help prevent type 2 diabetes by making smart and healthy choices. I would recommend the JDRF Kids Walk to any school that is interested in educating their students about type 1 diabetes, learning more about JDRF's mission, and most importantly, raising money toward a cure!!!

Emmabella, Fifth Grader

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About JDRF

As the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, JDRF is committed to accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat this disease and its complications. We won’t stop until we change the reality of T1D for the millions of children and adults affected by it every single day. But we need your help.

For more information, please visit www.jdrf.org.