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World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day is marked each year on 14 November by huge numbers of people around the globe. For World Diabetes Day 2014, we want to make #TypeOnesie even bigger than last year so why don't you become a #TypeOnesie for the day? We certainly will be.

What is a #TypeOnesie?

Being a #TypeOnesie involves wearing a onesie for the day to raise funds and awareness for JDRF. We want you to wear your onesie to school or work and be sponsored for it. And why not get your classmates or colleagues doing the same?

Schools and universities plan a long way in advance, so it is never too soon to start thinking about how you can get yours involved. Have you done dress down days before? Why not ask your school or college if you can do #TypeOnesie this year on World Diabetes Day?

We want you to make sure everyone knows why you are a #TypeOnesie. You can download your ‘cause card’ here, writing on it the reason you’re supporting JDRF, then attaching it to your outfit.

We’d love you to take photos of you in your onesie, and share them with @JDRFUK on social media. Don’t forget the #TypeOnesie hashtag! You can also donate your Facebook profile for the campaign. 

See the downloadable fundraising guide below for more info.

You can download a pre-event press release by clicking here, and a post-event press release by clicking here.

And if you require fundraising materials for your event then you can order them from the shop here.

What else can I do to support JDRF?

“Going blue” is a popular way for many to celebrate World Diabetes Day, with famous buildings in different countries lit up in blue, and thousands wearing blue for the day. Many JDRF supporters have chosen in previous years to “go blue” to show their support – and we would be delighted for them to do the same this November.

If you don’t have a onesie and blue isn’t your colour, don’t worry. There are plenty of other things you can do to support JDRF, from bake sales to pyjama parties.  You could even hold your own JDRF coffee morning - download our Coffee morning - how to guide for more information.

Pledge your support for World Diabetes Day 2014

Being a #TypeOnesie? Organising a coffee morning? Whatever you have planned for World Diabetes Day, we would love to hear from you. Fields marked with * are mandatory.

To help us achieve our goal to eradicate type 1 diabetes, this World Diabetes Day we are asking you to help us raise funds for the cure by wearing a onesie. 

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