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Create Your Own

Have fun coming up with your own fundraising idea! You can turn your favorite hobby, talent, passion or unique idea into a fundraiser on your own timeline any way you want. Make your special occasion — your birthday, anniversary, diaversary, wedding, graduation, a child's first visit from the tooth fairy or even a holiday — a celebration. Engage friends, family and coworkers anytime and anywhere — whether they live next door or 2,000 miles away. Don't be afraid to push the limits of your imagination. It's all about picking something special to you and having fun with it!

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Individual and Team Events

You can raise money on your own or make it a team event. If you really love animals, offer dog-walking or cat sitting services around your neighborhood for donations. Or hold a scavenger hunt where each team member competes to solve the clues the fastest and raise the most money leading up to the event. Plan a celebration around a specific milestone event and have people make donations in lieu of gifts. Or have a karaoke night around your diaversary and request attendees to make a donation.

Still not sure what you'd like to do? Check out some great examples of other fundraisers...

Kristin's 50th B-Day Bash

Inspired by her son Jackson who has T1D, Kristin turned her 50th birthday into a fundraiser for T1D research.

So You Think You Can Sing?

Brian's college fraternity hosted a lip sync battle at a local bar with all proceeds going to T1D research. It was a blast!

Corner Lemonade Stand

Carly and her dad have T1D so they set up a stand and posted flyers around the neighborhood to promote it.

We'll support you every step of the way

You'll have a dashboard to monitor your fundraising progress and access to many helpful resources and tips. You'll also have a fundraising page that you can personalize to share your story.

Need more ideas?

Browse through our fundraising idea library!

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Why Choose Breakthrough T1D™ Your Way?

You really can change lives

Living with T1D is a constant balancing act that results in a lot of stress, worry and sleepless nights. The money you raise helps Breakthrough T1D ease the burden of the disease, until it is no longer a threat.

Our tools make fundraising easy

You'll have access to fundraising tools like a custom fundraising page, a private dashboard to monitor your progress, sample messages to ask for support and other downloadable resources.

There's no registration fee!

Creating a fundraiser is 100% free! Although there is no minimum fundraising requirement, setting a goal for your campaign motivates others to donate to help you reach it.

Raise money on your schedule

No specific time commitment is required. You decide when and how to spend your time—whether it's personalizing your web page, sending emails to friends and family, or planning your fundraising activity.

Do whatever you want!

How you choose to fundraise is really entirely up to you. In fact, the wackier you get, the better! Not only is the goal to raise money for T1D research—it's also to have fun doing it.

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