Fundraising Rewards

We are so grateful for all that you are doing to raise funds and awareness for type 1 diabetes research. We want to express our gratitude and appreciation by extending a reward to you when you reach fundraising milestones. We know that you’re not in it primarily for the fundraising rewards, but this is a small way we can say thank you.

The Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF has a special group of fundraisers who are committed to accelerating the pace of type 1 diabetes research. This group is called the Sneaker Club. Sun Life Walk participants who raise $1,000 or more become part of the Sneaker Club. Sneaker Club members will be given a visible icon to wear on event day, receive special recognition and receive research updates twice a year from JDRF.

Take your fundraising efforts to the next level by donating your reward back to JDRF and help direct more funds towards research. Put the mission of finding a cure for type one diabetes (T1D) first and donate your gift card back. By donating your gift card back to JDRF you are not only directing more funds to research and helping everyone living with T1D but you are also helping to reduce our costs.

Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects Donation Match - Closed

In celebration of our 25th year anniversary, Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects will match any online donations of $25 or more between June 8-9. Please note that donations made during this time will “unlock” additional funds from Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects, but they will not show up as double on your online fundraising page.


Walk with a Researcher

Participants in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver who raised $5,000 or more will have the opportunity to Walk with a Researcher! Learn more here.

Fundraising Rewards

  • $100 - $249 - Hockey bracelet
  • $250 - $499 - $25 e-gift card
  • $500 - $999 - $50 e-gift card

Sneaker Club

Participants who raise $1,000 or more become members of the Sneaker Club and will receive a backpack and a custom t-shirt designed by Max Domi!

If you raise $1,000 or more, you will also receive these fundraising rewards:

  • $1,000 – $2,499 - $75 e-gift card
  • $2,500 - $4,999 - $100 e-gift card
  • $5,000 - $7,499 - $200 e-gift card
  • $7,500 - $10,000+ - $500 e-gift card



Important information about fundraising rewards

  • Fundraising rewards are awarded based on individual fundraising efforts. Team fundraising funds do not qualify for fundraising rewards.
  • Only ONE prize per registered participant. TEAM donations do not count towards individual fundraising efforts.
  • To qualify for fundraising rewards, all funds must be received within three weeks post event day.
  • Fundraising rewards such as the hockey bracelet and backpack will be received on event day. E-gift cards will be issued post-event day.
  • E-gift cards will be sent to participants to the email address provided during registration. Please ensure you register using the email address to which you would like to receive your e-gift card.
*Fundraising rewards are paid for by JDRF. Donate your fundraising rewards back to JDRF and help direct more funds towards research. 
**Fundraising rewards may not be exactly as shown. JDRF reserves the right to substitute rewards of equal of lesser value.