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Five reasons to take part in a One Walk for type 1 diabetes

If you’re looking to make a difference, support the community, and help us fund the best T1D research, while also meeting wonderful people and having a great time, then our One Walks are perfect for you.
Content last reviewed and updated: 21.06.2024

Three people in JDRF t-shirts taking part in a sponsored walk for type 1 diabetes

One Walks events are not just about fundraising; they are vibrant celebrations of hope, strength, and the incredible spirit of our community. Join us and be a part of something truly special!

Here are five reasons to join a One Walk and make a difference:

Unite with the T1D Community

One Walks offer a unique opportunity to connect with others who understand the challenges of living with type 1 diabetes. Sharing stories, offering encouragement, and experiencing the event together fosters a sense of belonging and mutual support. You’ll walk away with new friendships and a renewed sense of community, knowing you’re not alone in this journey.

A family-friendly event for all ages, including your dogs!

Bring your whole family along to enjoy a day filled with fun, silliness, connection and purpose. One Walks are designed to be inclusive, ensuring that everyone, from the youngest to the oldest members of your family, can participate and enjoy the experience. And don’t forget your four-legged companions! Your dogs are welcome to join in the walk, making it a joyous occasion for every member of the family, both two-legged and four-legged. Imagine the delight of walking side by side with your loved ones and pets, all united for a common cause!

Meet Rufus the bear

Get ready to meet and snap a selfie with JDRF’s beloved mascot, Rufus the Bear! Rufus is a symbol of hope and support for the type 1 diabetes community, and he’s always ready to bring a smile to participants’ faces. Children and adults alike will enjoy this fun opportunity to interact with Rufus, creating memorable moments and capturing the spirit of the day in photos.


Challenge yourself

Participating in a One Walk is a meaningful way to challenge yourself physically while supporting a greater cause. Whether you’re aiming to beat your personal best, striving to complete the walk, or simply taking it one step at a time, every effort contributes to breakthroughs in type 1 diabetes, big and small! It’s a rewarding experience that combines personal achievement with community.

Make a lasting impact

By joining a One Walk, you’re actively contributing to vital type 1 diabetes research and support services for people living with type 1 diabetes. The funds raised from these events directly support the development of new treatments, as well as improving the lives of those living with type 1 diabetes until cures are found. Your walk helps accelerate progress, making a real difference.

Hear from past participants:

“It was amazing for my daughter to know there were so many people in the type 1 community and that she could make a difference to the future of people with T1D by fundraising.”

“Thank you to everyone who organised the day, we really enjoyed it and our son Jack thoroughly enjoyed himself, a special thank you to Frankie for making him feel super proud of himself and motivating him the whole way through the walk/run. Thank you☺️”

Together, we walk. Together, we can make breakthroughs happen.

Sign up to a One Walk today!

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