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The hard work of our fundraisers makes a huge difference to the young people supported by the program.
Fundraising is invaluable to providing resources and raising awareness for young people living with diabetes in less-resourced countries.
To find out more about fundraising for Life for a Child, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your creativity is the only limit to what you can do to raise money for the Programme! Here are some examples of the different ways individuals and groups have raised money:
Héloïse is a young Belgian woman, living with type 1 diabetes since the age of 8. When she was diagnosed, she promised herself that diabetes would not prevent her from doing what she wanted: study, travel, create, fall in love.
Like many people living with type 1 diabetes, Héloïse spent many years pricking her fingers on a daily basis to measure her blood sugar. This all changed in 2016 when she started using a blood glucose monitoring sensor that allows her to measure her blood sugar more comfortably and effectively.
Diabetes is invisible but not the sensor, which is a constant presence on her arm. It is a reminder of her condition and tells people around her that she is living with diabetes. The one drawback is that the sensor is bland, not very feminine and hard to coordinate with clothing. Why not personalize it and give it some character, colour and life?
Héloïse has created stickers that aim to bring color and life to the everyday lives of people with diabetes who use the sensor. Her label HélOui offers a collection of 216 stickers that can be placed on the sensor to make it fun and vibrant. The stickers come in all types of design, for men, women and children of all ages, and are shipped worldwide. There is a perfect set of stickers for everyone!
Héloise is grateful to be able to access the best diabetes care and recognizes that, unfortunately, this is not the case for many people living with diabetes around the world. Having learnt about IDF Life for a Child, she has decided to donate €1 for every set of stickers sold to help children with diabetes supported by the programme. This amount will provide a child with insulin and diabetes care for one day.
IDF Life for a Child is very grateful for her support.
To learn more about Héloïse's initiative and to purchase a set of stickers, visit www.heloui.com.
Rather than sending Christmas cards to its customers, Diasend AB used the money to make a donation to Life for a Child. Helping to save young lives and the environment!
Staff at the Queensland Diabetes Centre in Queensland, Australia, raised over AU$720 for Life for a Child by selling a local restaurant and activity guide book which provides discounts for restaurants, accommodation and activities.
The Vancouver Island chapter of JDRF Canada held an ice-skating party at Christmas and suggested each family donate their entry free to Life for a Child. Almost $200 was raised!
Freshmen at the University of Pennsylvania hold a Model United Nations conference every year, raising money for a different charity each time. In 2012, they chose to support Life for a Child.
Lilly Branka, a nine-year-old American girl with type 1 diabetes, raised US $500 for LFAC by hosting a coin drive in her school and returning recyclable cans and bottles in exchange for money. Lilly’s donation was subsequently matched by two sponsors
The Medical Science Club of Park House English School in Qatar arranged for their entire school to dress in blue for World Diabetes Day, raising funds for Life for a Child. Over US$1,600 was donated!
A class at the Universal American School in Dubai organised a fashion show and raised over US$500 for Life for a Child.
Students of the Meriden School Interact Club in Sydney, Australia raised AU$5,000 for Life for a Child by hosting a dance for Year 7-9 students.
Diabetes Tasmania organised a 12-day, 600km adventure cycle tour of Sri Lanka for its members, raising funds and awareness of diabetes. Young Swiss cyclist Andrea Munger rode more than 13,000km over 10 months from Lausanne, Switzerland to Nagpur, Ind