About Community Walk

Commitment

Community Walk is an exciting and important way for you to raise awareness in your community about diabetes and fundraise for a cure. Community Walk events are grass-roots, volunteer driven walk events which you plan in your community.

As a Volunteer Walk Coordinator (VWC), you will be responsible for all aspects of the walk, from deciding the date and time, securing the location and route, recruiting volunteers and raising funds. With Community Walk, you will receive an event website, have access to online tools and resources, a kit with banners, posters and more and you will receive one-on-one support from an Association staff person.

Fundraising & Online Tools

The fundraising goal for each Community Walk is $2900 (in honor of 29 million Americans living with diabetes). We will provide you the tools to help you reach your goal and are here to support you along the way!

As a VWC, you have exclusive access to online fundraising tools and resources, including an event website to recruit walkers, manage your event, and an email system to get the word out about your event and ask for donations. We also provide a “Step by Step Planning Guide” and “Volunteer Walk Coordinator Playbook” with everything you need to plan a great event and become a fantastic fundraiser and event coordinator!

Event Planning

Your Community Walk event should complete before December 31, 2016. Each year, you must re-register an event for the current calendar year.

You have complete control over your event, and can customize it for what you want and for what makes sense for you and your community. You will be responsible for planning the date and time, securing your own site and route, recruiting walkers, asking volunteers to help you that day, and asking for donations.

Incentive Gifts/T-shirts

We do not provide t-shirts, incentive gifts or thank you prizes for Community Walk events. Also, the Association cannot reimburse you for any expenses associated with a Community Walk.

Registration & First Gift

During the registration process, we ask you to make the first donation (registration fee) of $29 in honor of the 29 million Americans living with diabetes. Once you register, you will have immediate access to online planning tools, your website is automatically created, the planning materials will be emailed to you and your kit will be sent in the mail. Plus, your first gift is an outward sign of your commitment to this event, and it encourages others to make their own donation as well.

The Community Walk Kit

After you register, you will be sent a kit that will have all the materials you need for a successful walk, including table covers, banners, posters, and balloons to promote the event in your community and to use on walk day.

Sounds Good How Do I Register?

Register your Community Walk event quick and easy at Start A Walk

Once you register, you’ll receive a confirmation and welcome email, have access to your online tools and resources and a kit will arrive in approximately 7-10 business days.

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Contact Us

  If you have any questions at all about Community Walk to Stop Diabetes, please do not hesitate to contact us at communitywalk@diabetes.org or click here. We will do everything we can to answer your questions and we look forward to hearing from you!

  If you have general questions about the American Diabetes Association or diabetes, view more contact options here.

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