Could your school use extra cash? Here is your chance to add income to your school and you don’t have to do the work. JDRF Northern Nevada Branch has an exciting school program we call “Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes.” Our program, renowned by teachers for its ease, is a fast growing school-based program.
Some of the highlights of the program include:
- Your school receives 10% of the money raised.
- Volunteers from JDRF teach your PE classes (or other sections) for a full day. We ask that music and art classes join us on that day. We teach the kids about Diabetes and then go over the program with them giving them ideas on how to collect donations.
- Your school will receive one of the following banners for the respective dollar amounts: Silver-Star Banner= $1,000-$4,999, Gold-Star Banner= $5,000-$9,999, or a Diamond-Star Banner= $10,000.
- Students have two weeks to collect donations.
- Two weeks after that day when we have taught the classes, we have a Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes on your campus. JDRF volunteers come back to the school on the walk day and help to run it. We take care of collecting the money. The teacher never has to collect, count, or keep track of the money. We do all the work!
- Students earn prizes depending on the amount of money they collect.
Too good to be true? Just read these quotes from some of the teachers who participated in our program.
“At Lake Tahoe School our 15 minute timed JDRF “Fun Run” not only helps support students with type 1 diabetes attending our school, but gives our entire school community a chance to appreciate how lucky we are to be happy and healthy each day. When our students compete in the “Fun Run,” they push themselves to their physical limits as a way to show their support for JDRF, and their friends with type 1 diabetes. My students benefit physically, mentally and emotionally from learning about type 1 diabetes and supporting each other during the run.” – Jon Cooper, PE Director at The Lake Tahoe School
“Dayton Intermediate School really enjoyed working with the Reno branch of JDRF for our “Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes” in October, 2012. Bringing awareness to our students, staff and extended community was our main goal in this effort; however we were also able to raise a little over one thousand dollars for Diabetes research through the walk. Students enjoyed the “kick off” assembly where Julie Malkin explained the disease and told everyone about the incentives available to students that participated.We look forward to making the “Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes” an annual event at Dayton Intermediate School.” – Donna Anderson, Dayton Valley Intermediate School
“I worked hard to put this together. I had the idea a few years back, but now it was put into action. I have wanted to do everything I could to find a cure ever since I was diagnosed in 5th grade. This felt good to have someone teach the school about diabetes and help extinguish some of the stereotypes that all people with diabetes are fat, lazy people that never exercise. People in my grade have been nicer to me since the presentation and I think that they are more sympathetic. The 9th graders still act funny around me because they know that I rely on machines to survive. I do appreciate that a lot of the people donated to JDRF, and to them, I say thank you.” – Student at Carson Valley Middle School
The incidence of this disease is going up 3 percent a year. The two goals of this program are to teach students about diabetes, what it is, risk factors, symptoms, complications, and treatment. The program also gives students a chance to put us closer to a cure for diabetes through fund-raising.
Don’t be left out. We are now signing schools up for the 2013-2014 school year. Dates are filling up quickly so contact us as soon as possible to secure the date you want. Choose two days, two weeks apart that you are interested in. Click here and/or email Julie Malkin-Manning to learn more.