See what the Type 1 community is up to and how they’re making their contribution! Want to get creative and engage your hometown? Check out our DIY Fundraiser ideas and Downloadable Resources if you need a spark – we can’t wait to see what happens next. Be sure to let us know about your efforts – we’d love to spotlight you!
Avery’s Jawbones vs. Sawbones Basketball Fundraiser raised an amazing $7500 in one night! A team of local doctors faced off on the court against the team of lawyers. The Myatts also held a silent auction to help raise funds. The event focused on raising awareness for the warning signs of Type 1 diabetes to help prevent Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA). Read more here!
The Families Fighting Type 1 group hosted a bbq on October 23 to help Beyond Type 1 in Revlon’s LOVE IS ON campaign. Proceeds will go to the charity campaign to help fund Beyond Type 1’s programs and grantees that are changing T1D awareness, management and a cure in the future. The Facebook group Families Fighting Type 1 was founded in 2016 and offers community support to those living with Type 1 as well as raises funds for T1D nonprofits such as Beyond Type 1.
On October 22 Katie Lesley, owner of Woodbridge Uncorked Wine Bar, hosted a Cocktail Party and Wine Tasting to benefit Beyond Type 1 in the Revlon LOVE IS ON Million Dollar Challenge and celebrate 25 years of living beyond her Type 1 diabetes! The event included drinks, hors d’oeuvres, swag bags, a silent auction and an exciting raffle prize! Katie is passionate about raising awareness for Type 1 diabetes after not only living with the disease for so long, but also in honor and memory of her brother, Nick, who passed away from diabetes-related complications at the young age of 28. For more information visit the Woodbridge Uncorked website.
“Vivian and her Type 1 friends from our neighborhood did a really great job hosting this stand yesterday! They raised $210.76 and then Vivian’s dad (my husband) matched what they raised totaling $421.52! For two hours they stood flagging people down and proudly serving them cookies and lemonade! They are truly super heroes!”
-Samantha Brzozowski, Vivian’s mom
CHAPEL HILL, NC – “After a long week of mind-numbing end of grade testing, Eliza and Allegra held a charity lemonade stand Friday afternoon. These awesome girls both happen to have sisters with Type 1 and are passionate about finding a cure for them and everyone else. They danced, they sang, Eliza’s brother Max even learned sign spinning, enabling them to earn $50 for Beyond Type 1. The best part was listening to these very informed kids teach others about Type 1. P.S. They had the great idea of offering sugar-free lemonade for sale too!” Anne Miller
PLACERVILLE, CA – Beyond Type 1 Ambassador and Type 1 diabetic Lilah Hinds, along with sisters Faith and Mabel, put on a home-made sugar-free chocolate sale for Beyond Type 1! The girls made sugar-free chocolate and cookies as well as home made cup coasters to sell, which they displayed along with some Beyond Type 1 materials. These three little rock stars raised $65 for Beyond Type 1- thank you for the sisterly love ladies!
VERMONT – Emily Blistein, owner of the Clementine boutique, donated 20% of each sale to Beyond Type 1 when “#livebeyond” was mentioned during checkout. This shop is nestled in the village of Middlebury and sells gorgeous handmade items that range from home decor to stationary. With the highest quality of materials and one-of-a-kind designs, Clementine stands apart. Not in the area? Shop online HERE.
NEW YORK – On November 14 Metroca Lo-Chotani and Jawaid Chotani asked all guests at Jawaid’s 50th Birthday Celebration to donate to Beyond Type 1 in lieu of presents. Happy Birthday Jawaid, there really is no better gift than a cure!
NEW YORK – On November 14, Monster Cycle instructor and Type 1 Dia-badass Liz van Voorhis organized “Diabetes Day” at the studio. A portion of proceeds from all of Saturday’s cycling classes were donated, as were all proceeds from the silent auction. Monster Cycle also accepted and matched all donations made that day in studio! #disruptlikeabadass
CHICAGO — Landis Wiedner, creator of the Type One web series, hosted a launch party for his comedy about a guy in his 20’s with Type 1 diabetes. The show raises awareness and breaks stereotypes about what it’s like living every day with Type 1 diabetes. All ticket sales, raffles and live auction items from the event raised almost $5,000 for Beyond Type 1. Did we mention the launch party was held at the Willis Skydeck with its stunning views? And Martin Morrow from Last Comic Standing performed? Awesomeness.
NEW YORK – Co-founder Sam Talbot hosted a cocktail party on November 11 at VINCE in New York city! DJ Mia Moretti spun some sick beats, neighborhood friends shopped and 20% of purchase proceeds went to Beyond Type 1. From the 12th – 15th Vince stores in California, Florida and New York offered shoppers who mentioned Beyond Type 1 a 10% discount on their purchases as well as donated 20% of the sale to Beyond Type 1.
NASHVILLE, TN – Zamrie, a woman’s online fashion store, donated 20% of sales during November to diabetes orgnizations. Ambassador + avid cyclist Victoria Cumbow (shown here) is one of several T1D models featured in the #iamTYPE1derfulZAMRIE campaign. Bravo, ladies!
SEATTLE, WA – Third-grader Rosie and second-grader Henry from Friday Harbor Elementary School in Washington have inspired their schoolmates to donate spare change. Twenty-six Beyond Type 1 spare change jars were installed on campus and the class that raised the most money was rewarded with a pizza party! The entire school worked so hard to raise almost $800 so the town chipped in and threw an ice cream social for the whole school.
NEW YORK – Council member Claudine De Niro, along with CEO and creative director of Alice + Olivia, Stacy Bendet, turned their annual Halloween block party into something way more “boo”tiful this year. Guests were encouraged to make donations in lieu of hostesses gifts, and almost $8000 was raised thanks to the generous, festive families.