From the outset of the 365 challenge it was our hope to be able to partner with the JDRF in order to have a greater effect and reach more people. I was a tad worried that they might laugh at me when I approached with the idea of a year long rock climbing marathon to raise Type 1 Diabetes awareness...but surprise, surprise! The NENY Chapter of the JDRF Branch Director took an interest, met with us and she loved the idea!
So this IS going to happen...in one afternoon this went from being a neat idea to being an immanent reality, replete with a shit-ton of planning, paperwork, red tape and logistical nightmares! Sweet!
Now comes the hard part...waiting and laying the groundwork for the operation as much as possible...but while we are waiting to hear exactly how far down this rabbit-hole the JDRF would like to go, we can't really approach businesses or organizations for sponsorship...but this gives us some time to get the film underway, which will hopefully make sponsors more eager to back this project in some way--so its all for the best!
I am currently compiling a list of groups to approach once we have all the groundwork laid...if you know of a business that might be interested in backing us, giving us canned food, oatmeal, gas cards, a motorhome, climbing gear, clothing or footwear, please send us a message!
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