Kids For A Cure

Kids for a Cure: JDRF's 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.

Over 80% of fundraising dollars raised directly benefits diabetes research to support our mission to find a cure for T1D. Your students will know that their fundraising efforts are being used to fund the best possible research to prevent, better treat and cure T1D — 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


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...
  • Line your walls with paper sneakers — yellow, blue, red and green!
    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.

Click here to download the complete Fundraising Idea booklet.

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


After your school has raised over $1,000, they will receive a 3' x 5' custom banner with the school/group name to display as a record of achievement!

Have Questions? Contact Us.

Downloadable Resources

Registration and Materials Form
Kids for a Cure Letter of Introduction
Youth Fundraising Guide
About JDRF and Type 1 Diabetes

Certificate of outstanding participation (students)
Certificate of outstanding participation (classroom)
Certificate of outstanding participation (school)
Classroom Thermometer
Dear Parent Letter
Classroom Activities and Teacher Resources - Grades 1 and 2
Classroom Activities and Teacher Resources - Grades 3 and 4
Classroom Activities and Teacher Resources - Grades 5 and 6
What is Type 1 Diabetes (video) - Elementary School
Type 1 Diabetes 101 (video) - Middle to High School

Find Your Local Chapter

For information about other events and services offered by your local chapter, select your JDRF chapter below.