Kids For A Cure

Kids for a Cure: JDRF's Greater Midwest Educational Youth Fundraising Program

Kids for a Cure is a way for youth, teens and young adults to help make a difference in the fight against type 1 diabetes (T1D), while participating in an enjoyable community service team building activity.

Nearly 80% of fundraising dollars raised directly funds life-changing T1D research — research that is leading to better treatments, prevention, and one day a world without T1D. Your students will know that their fundraising efforts are being used to fund the best possible research — turning Type One into Type None.

Thank you in advance for your support. JDRF staff would be happy to have the opportunity to partner with your local schools or youth organizations, and provide the materials and guidance needed to launch a successful campaign.

Please feel free to contact us any time at (517) 614-7600 or by email at

Register Now!

Click here to register for JDRF's Kids for a Cure program and materials.

Fundraising Ideas

    JDRF Spare Change Collection...
  • Have a competition between classrooms or with other schools or groups to see who can raise the most.
    JDRF Kids Walk...
  • Encourage physical activity while raising funds for research. Students collect donations and then walk for a cure.
    JDRF Paper Sneaker Sales...
  • Students add their names and line your walls with JDRF paper sneakers.
    Other Creative Ideas...
  • Donate for crazy hat, pajama or casual day.
  • Technology day — donate for time to play with their favorite electronics.
  • Bottle drive, sports competition, or battle of the schools.
  • Bake sale, dance-a-thon or cycle-a-thon.
  • Design your own creative idea; select one of ours, or a combination of activities.
  • Make JDRF the beneficiary of an existing school fundraiser or event.
  • Employee matching: Parents may work for companies that match donations.

After Your Fundraiser

We will send incentives earned and a thank you from JDRF.

    Bronze at $1,000
    Silver at $3,000
    Gold at $5,000
    Diamond at $10,000


- Schools/youth groups raising $500 and above will receive $50 to use as they choose.

- Schools/youth groups raising $1,000 and above will also receive a 3'x5' custom banner to display as a record of their achievement!

Personal Experiences with JDRF's Kids for a Cure

“JDRF Kids for a Cure was a great experience for me and all the students at my school. Everyone came together to support, help, and learn more about type 1 diabetes. Most students did not know the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. By the end of the event, every student knew the difference between the two diseases. Personally, I was happy that my friends and fellow classmates understood what I go through every day living with type 1 diabetes."
Emmabella, fifth grader with T1D

“JDRF staff provided all educational and fundraising materials we needed to make this a fun and easy event, and they were always available to brainstorm ideas with me and answer questions. We will definitely hold this program each year”

Have Questions? Contact Us.

Downloadable Resources

Informational Materials and Registration Information:
Registration and Supply Order Form
Fundraising Ideas
About JDRF and Type 1 Diabetes
School Advisory Toolkit (Contact us and we would be glad to send you a copy)

Fundraising Materials:
Classroom Thermometer
Dear Parent Letter

Additional Resources:
Certificates of Outstanding Participation

Educational Materials

Educational Videos

Find Your Local Chapter

Information about other JDRF events, services and other support programs offered by your local chapter.




Kentucky & Southern Indiana