STJDA 8th Annual Sweet Run benefits families of children living with diabetes. STJDA has been serving the Valley since 2011.
We’re so excited about this event. Our goal is to support children living with diabetes and their families through this virtual event.
There are 4 challenges to choose from: 3 miles, 5 miles, 10 miles and 15+ miles to be completed any time between March 1st to March 31st, so aim high since you have the whole month to complete your distance goal! We know you can do it! You can choose to run locally, the route is up to you, you can even choose a treadmill or run at the gym (Remember to track your mileage!).
Everyone who signs up will receive a unique Finisher Medal and Custom t-shirt.
Help spread the word and raise awareness through social media! Please share this page with friends and family, and DON'T forget to share your ride photos on Instagram and Facebook by tagging us and using the following hashtag #STJDAsweetrun
Create a team - https://stjda.kindful.com/sweet-run-teams-2021
Raise more awareness and support the South Texas Juvenile Diabetes Association's cause of serving children living with diabetes in the RGV!
Crowdfunding allows you to share your story and collect donations directly through your social media platforms. When you create a fundraiser, contributions show up in real-time and count towards your fundraising goal.
Fundraising Goal Prizes:
$ Goal Prize
$250 Amazon Gift Card $20
$500 Amazon Gift Card $35
$1,000 Amazon Gift Card $100
$2,500 Amazon Gift Card $250
$5,000 Amazon Gift Card $400
$10,000 Amazon Gift Card $500
Share a common goal through an extraordinary experience. All funds go to support the programs that help children living with diabetes.
How to Get Started:
1. Register - After registering and purchasing your ticket, go to https://stjda.kindful.com/sweet-run-teams-2021
and start a fundraising page and pick a team name.
2. Set your team fundraising goal - Setting a goal will motivate your team to work toward your goal.
3. Recruit - Recruit your team (family members, friends, and colleagues) and fundraise to change the world for those children living with diabetes and unite for a common goal.
If you are not much for running and you would still like to donate to The South Texas Juvenile Diabetes Association, please head to the donate page of our website: https://www.stjda.org/donate
Information on our organization:
At South Texas Juvenile Diabetes Association, we’re all about our families of children living with diabetes; we wouldn’t be who we are or where we are without our passionate team and community. So, at this time of unrest, we want to partner with you so that we can continue this vital work in our community.
We know that non-profits are the pillars of many communities. Support a non-profit through this Virtual Sweet Run event.
More about STJDA: STJDA was founded in 2011 by a group of parents with the aim of providing support to other families like theirs, whose children were living with Type 1 diabetes. Over the years, STJDA has continually adapted to the changing needs of the children and families they serve, including the growing number of children in the Rio Grande Valley who are living with Type 2 diabetes.
STJDA carries out its mission through a variety of programs and services, led by a volunteer board of directors that sets the organization’s goals and promotes its work across the Rio Grande Valley. These services include Camp Freedom summer camp experiences, the school-based Stomp Out Diabetes education and, prevention campaign, our signature Shot Spots Bears distributed at all Valley hospitals to newly-diagnosed children, Coffee Connections parent support group gatherings, specialized Family Food Pantry in McAllen and Weslaco, and our annual Sweet Run 5K fun run and walk.
These services are intended to assist with and improve the circumstances of those who receive them, to help its community thrive, to upskill, to broaden their knowledge, to network and learn from one another. Find out more at www.stjda.org