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The JDRF 100 Challenge

JDRF 100 Challenge

This time 100 years ago Frederick Banting and his lab partners would have been on the verge of the largest breakthrough in type 1 diabetes history – the discovery of insulin. To mark this once in a lifetime centenary anniversary we are launching JDRFs 100 Challenge.

We’re asking you to dream up a challenge involving the number 100 that you can complete within or across 100 days.

It could be absolutely anything you like; bake 100 cookies, run a mile a day for 100 days or decorate 100 Christmas cards. You could do 100 press ups a day for 100 days, volunteer for 100 hours or donate £1 a day for 100 days.

Get 100 Challenge inspiration ideas

Group fundraising

  • 100 minute group gym class
  • 100 themed bingo night
  • 100 themed kareoke night
  • 100 themed dress up night
  • 100 minute/100 questions quiz night
  • 100 minutes virtual baking/cooking lesson
  • 100 minutes/hours of a group sport eg. netball, basketball, cricket
  • Group of 100 people dress up (as elves, Santas or in 70s or 80s attire etc)
  • 100 themed Come Dine with Me
  • 100 raffle prizes

Do It Yourself ideas

  • Wrap 100 presents
  • Quit alcohol/sugar/meat for 100 days/hours
  • Bake 100 cupcakes
  • Grow your hair/beard for 100 days
  • 100 gym classes
  • 100 minutes of running
  • 100 laps of the garden
  • 100 minutes/hours of gaming
  • 100 minutes/hours of walking/cycling/swimming/running
  • 100 minutes of hula hoop, press ups, sit ups, plank, star jumps

Superstar schools

  • Have a non uniform day themed around 100 or the discovery of insulin
  • Do a 100 mile relay
  • Make a 100 lab goggles from our great 100 Challenge downloads while learning about the discovery of insulin
  • Learn to say 100 in 100 different languages!  Or learn to count to 100
  • Do 100 good deeds
  • Write 100 good thoughts and sell them in a jar
  • 100 Lego brick challenge – what can you build with 100 Lego bricks? At the end you could have a display for everyone to see and charge £1 to enter
  • Read 100 books
  • Shoot 100 baskets
  • Paint 100 science themed pictures.

Corporate challengers

  • Do 100 laps of your office or virtual office
  • Get your CEO to wear a different piece of fancy dress clothing for 100 days
  • 100 mile relay while working from home
  • Write 100 emails to 100 clients asking for donations
  • Get 100 colleagues signed up for a Challenge doing 100 things
  • Do 100 burpees
  • Get the whole company doing a hop, skip and run relay for 100 miles
  • Get 100 colleagues to grow their mustaches for 100 days
  • Get 10 colleagues to bake 100 cakes between them over 100 days
  • Get 100 colleagues to wear fancy dress

The crazier the idea the better, let your imagination take over, and create your 100 Challenge today, for your friends, family and social network to support you.

Reasons to take part in #JDRF100Challenge

  • It’s easy and fun
  • You can do it in your own time – break it into bite size chunks or do it all at once
  • ANYONE can get involved – even the pet dog!
  • You can be as creative as you like as long as 100 features somewhere in your challenge
  • Get everyone involved and feeling good
  • And most importantly raise money to support JDRF in its mission to find a cure for type 1 diabetes!

We will be issuing 100 anniversary limited edition challenge medals to the top 100 fundraisers.

How do I sign up?

You can sign up at our 100 Challenge microsite for FREE, just let us know what kind of challenge you’re taking on and away you go.

I have a question

No problem at all, please send an email to one of the team at 100challenge@jdrf.org.uk and we will answer any questions you may have.

Thank you for your support, together we will create a world without type 1 diabetes.

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