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Date posted: 10 March 2014
Jump to cure diabetes is a national Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) fundraising event that takes place all around Australia.
JDRF Australia CEO Mike Wilson said, 'Jump to cure diabetes is probably the most thrilling fundraising event of the year. I did the Jump a couple of years ago and it truly is a thrilling experience.'
'People with type 1 diabetes (T1D) face challenges every day as they manage this complex disease. Jump to cure diabetes is one way of showing solidarity with those who face the daily trials of T1D. Why not face your fears and help us fundraise for research that will one day provide a cure for this disease?' said Mike.
The tandem skydive starts with a training session by qualified instructors and a scenic plane flight of the local area. Then securely attached to a highly experienced instructor, participants will enjoy seconds of exhilarating free fall, reaching speeds of up to 240km per hour soaring over amazing views of the local area under a parachute built for two.
A $100 non-refundable deposit plus a minimum fundraising goal of $1,250 is required to participate in the Jump. JDRF offer fundraising support and can tailor fundraising activities to suit your interests. Funds raised will allow JDRF to support Australian research projects to cure, treat and prevent T1D.
Events are held all over Australia in March.