Spring Forward with Beyond Type 1


Get moving to help build a better future for everyone impacted by diabetes. Register now.

We’re ready to get moving and we need your help. This April, we’re asking you to Spring Forward by joining a fitness challenge. We’re challenging our community to get active, raise awareness and give back to Beyond Type 1 from anywhere on earth. Using the platform Kilter, you can log activities directly from your smartphone or fitness tracker, compete for awesome prizes and fundraise for Beyond Type 1.

The official challenge will kick off April 15th and run through May 16th, with participants competing to earn the most points via fitness activities and be the top fundraiser. Prizes will be awarded throughout.

All funds raised go directly towards impacting the lives of people everywhere living with diabetes, helping power our programs, platforms, and resources. At Beyond Type 1, 100 percent of every dollar we receive goes directly toward our mission. Want to know more? Learn more about our funding model + portfolio of programs here.

Want to get started today? Here’s how:

  • Register for Spring Forward HERE.
  • Create your account + pay your desired entry donation ($10 to $30).
  • Download Kilter, sign in + view the My Events tab. You’re all set!
  • Start asking your friends and family to support Beyond Type 1: post to social media, send emails and use Kilter’s tools to directly ask for donations from within the app.
  • Once the challenge kicks off on April 15th, compete for the top spot on the leaderboard by logging all of your fitness activities and above all, have fun!


Once you’ve downloaded the Kilter app, watch the video walkthrough created by our team if you need any help navigating. We show you how to log activities, how to generate your personal fundraising link to send to others to support your campaign, and more! Still have questions? Let us know at community@beyondtype1.org.


How To Talk About Beyond Type 1

Beyond Type 1 is a nonprofit organization changing what it means to live with diabetes. Through platforms, programs, resources and grants, Beyond Type 1 is uniting the global diabetes community and providing solutions to improve lives today. Founded in 2015 with a focus on education, advocacy and the path to a cure for type 1 diabetes, Beyond Type 1 has grown to also include programs for those with type 2 diabetes. A new model of philanthropy, Beyond Type 1 aims to change what it means to live with chronic illness.

Founders + Leadership support operational expenses so that 100 percent of every dollar raised directly supports the most promising global efforts and programs working to educate, advocate and cure type 1 diabetes. Beyond Type 1 is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, under charitable ID #47-3336640.

Social Media Graphics

Want to share about Spring Forward on social media? Use our graphics! We even created customizable ones for posting to Instagram or Facebook stories. Check out all graphics here.

Sample Social Media Posts

Spring Forward is a great opportunity to educate your network about type 1 diabetes, share more directly how the Beyond Type 1’s community, programs and resources have impacted your life, and ask others to join you in supporting Beyond Type 1. Find links to all Beyond Type 1 social media here.

  • Twitter
    • @beyondtype1 is changing what it means to live with #Type1Diabetes—join me in making this work possible! [link to your fundraising page here!] 
    • I want to help others #livebeyond their diabetes and that’s why I’m supporting @beyondtype1. [link to your fundraising page here!]
    • Type 1 diabetes can be tough, but the @beyondtype1 community makes living with #T1D brighter. Help me give back [link to your fundraising page here!] 
    • A lot of people tell me that I can’t. I compete to show them that I can. Help support people with diabetes and give back to @beyondtype1 [link to your fundraising page here!]
    • I love @beyondtype1 because [insert your brief reason here]. Help me give back [link to your fundraising page here!] 

Facebook / Instagram

  • Type 1 diabetes can be lonely, isolating and difficult to talk about. Because of @beyondtype1, I don’t feel alone anymore. That’s why I’m raising money for the Spring Forward Challenge. Beyond Type 1 is changing what it means to live with type 1 diabetes—join me in making their work possible! [link to your fundraising page] 
  • Everything I love about @beyondtype1—the programs that help foster community, the educational resources, and the advocacy on behalf of those living everywhere with type 1—are only possible because of donations from the community! I’m raising money for @beyondtype1 and I need your help to reach my goal. Your support means giving back to a community that’s made a difference in my life, thank you! [link to your fundraising page] 
  • When you donate to @beyondtype1, 100 percent of all donations go directly to programs for people living with diabetes. One of my favorite programs Beyond Type 1 offers is [add your favorite program + how it has impacted you] That’s why I’m raising money for the Spring Forward campaign. Beyond Type 1 is changing what it means to live with diabetes, make a donation to my campaign and help me in making their work possible! [link to your fundraising page]
  • I’m rallying my friends and family in support of a cause very close to my heart—type 1 diabetes. Spring Forward is about getting active for good while celebrating the ways @BeyondType1 is making life a little easier for everyone impacted by diabetes. Because of Beyond Type 1, I don’t feel alone anymore and I hope you’ll join me in giving back through my fundraising page. [link to your fundraising page] 

Sample Email

Sending an email out to your contact list is a great way to ask for donations to Spring Forward. Download a sample email to customize—.DOCx here and PDF here.

Questions? Email us at community@beyondtype1.org.

Spring Forward is made possible with support from our awesome sponsors:


WRITTEN BY BT1 Editorial Team, POSTED 03/18/15, UPDATED 01/04/23

This piece was authored collaboratively by the Beyond Type 1 Editorial Team.