JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes FUNdraisers – Team Take 1 Down

Blake Boyer 2

Laura Boyer’s son, Blake, as diagnosed with T1D in 2012. Since then, the Boyer family has been FUNdraising for JDRF. This year, Laura is raising money for the JDRF Walk to Cure diabetes while beautifying your fall garden! As the Team Captain of Wilmington Walk Team Take 1 Down, Laura sells mums with proceeds going to JDRF.

Nine-year-old Gianna Wuchter dreams of finding a cure for T1D for her good friend Blake. This year she’s selling Rainbow Loom bracelets for Team Take 1 Down to help turn that dream into a reality!

Read what Laura had to say below about Team Take 1 Down’s creative FUNdraising efforts below!

Team Take 1 Down has had a lot of success with selling mums the past two years. Last year we raised around $500 from mum sales.  This year we raised over $600!



It was a very easy fundraiser and now that friends and family know that we do it they wait to buy mums so that they can support JDRF.  We have a friend who works in landscaping who is able to get us beautiful large mums for $3.  We sell these mums for $8, so with every mum bought it is a $5 donation to JDRF.

When thinking of the fundraiser I wanted to sell something that people buy anyway.

My husband works at a school so most of his sales came from him bringing a pick up truck load full of mums to school.  Once staff saw them and how beautiful they were they sold fast.  I utilized Facebook to post a picture of the mums and to let friends and family know that we had them and they sold quick.

This is a fundraiser that we plan on doing every year and hopefully as more people in our community become aware of it, the hope is that every year we sell more mums.

Gianna Wuchter

Gianna Wuchter

One of Blake’s friend’s, Gianna Wuchter (age 9), has always been known for having a big heart.

We were very touched to hear that she was making and selling rainbow loom bracelets to sell for JDRF and Blake’s Walk Team, Take 1 Down.  Gianna utilized Facebook, friends and family, and even made an announcement during her school’s morning announcements to sell 140 bracelets.

She worked very hard at filling all of her orders and her bracelets are beautiful!  Gianna even made a special Type 1 Diabetes bracelet which was grey and blue with red at the clasp to signify a blood drop.

As if that isn’t awesome enough, Gianna then took it one step further and wrote a letter to her father’s company Certitude Home Improvements in Malvern, PA and asked them to match her donation!  Certitude agreed to do so and together they are making a donation of $280 to JDRF for Team Take 1 Down.

This shows how one child can make such a huge difference in raising money and awareness for Type 1 Diabetes!