Diabetes Fundraising Ideas

More than 1.9 million people receive a diagnosis of diabetes every year, and that number is growing. Fundraisers for Diabetes Awareness and Support have to keep pace, but fundraisers benefiting diabetes tend to be limited in that they can’t exactly throw a cookie sale or a cake walk or doughnut eating contest without contributing to the very problem they are trying to eradicate.

One of the biggest decisions is often deciding what type of fundraiser to do. Swim for Diabetes, an annual fundraiser to benefit the diabetes partnership of Cleveland, OH, raised more than $4,000.  The Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland, hosted the 28th annual Swim for Diabetes fundraiser at many other area fitness centers and swimming pools as well. In Jacksonville, FL more than 7,000 walkers representing families, schools and corporations participated in the annual North Florida Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraiser. Fundraisers by other diabetes awareness and support groups include product sales, auctions, tree lightings, car shows, restaurant nights, and skydiving.

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Do-It-Yourself Diabetes Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of Diabetes Awareness and Support DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your program. How about a Don’t Come Event, a 50/50 raffle, Balloon Bust, Grocery Bagger, or thons of every type? Perhaps one of these successful and creative ideas can be adapted for your Diabetes Awareness fundraiser.

Bike Scavenger Hunt – In this healthy fundraiser, individuals and teams (consisting of 3 to 5 riders) will be given a list of at least 35 sites/things around town to be photographed. Points will be assigned to each photo. Each participant must furnish their own digital camera with picture review capability (Bring extra batteries!). The hunt should last three or four hours. Read more…

Red Neck Games – For this fundraiser, participants dress up like rednecks and take part in redneck-related activities such as the hubcap toss; mud pit belly flop contest; bobbing for pigs feet; mud pit slip-and-slide; mud pit tug-of-war; redneck horseshoes using toilet seats; the armpit serenade contest; greased pig catching; and redneck surfing, in which a participant stands on a mattress while being pulled through a mud pit by an all-terrain vehicle.Read more…

Crock Pot Cook-off – We had a crock pot cook off at our church as a fundraiser for our VBS Program. We had 20 people make dishes in 4 categories. (chili, stew, chowder and soup). All food was brought to a central location in crock pot. The general public paid admission to the cook off and became the judges. The cost was $5 for adults and $2.50 for kids. Read more…