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The American Diabetes Association® (ADA) is committed to innovation and breakthrough research that will improve the lives of all people living with diabetes. Through advocacy, we fight for the right to affordable medications and technology, the right to be treated fairly at work and school, the right to quality health care, and so much more. We promote quality education for people with diabetes and professionals who care for those living with diabetes. As a Step Out® participant, your fundraising is critically important in the fight against diabetes.   

Your participant fundraising center has all the tools you need to reach your goal. 

First, set your goal. Participants are encouraged to raise $100—only $30 for kids aged 17 and under. You will receive recognition gifts when you meet certain milestones. Walkers who raise $1,000+ are Champion fundraisers and receive Champion perks. 

Why do you walk? Share your story on your page. You can create a custom URL to share with friends and family to help them learn more and support your fundraising goal.

Share your story on social media. Your personal page link can be shared on all your social media channels. 

Donor prizes. You can set up giveaways for incentives to your donors. For example, you can give a t-shirt or small item to any donor who gives $50 during your set time frame.  Be creative with rewarding your donors!

Share videos. You can add a link to your streaming channels on YouTube or Twitch.

Download the Donor Drive mobile fundraising app from the buttons below. Track your progress with your favorite activity tracker and use all the mobile fundraising features while on the go! You can share your success with family and friends.



Whether you’re a first-time participant or interested in learning more about leading a team, or fundraising, we have guides to help. Click to download any or all of the guides listed below. For more information and assistance please contact your local event staff member.

Participant Guide

Team Captain Guide

The American Diabetes Associations mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Thank you for joining us the the fight to end diabetes!