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Walk Talk: Create Your Own Fundraising Video

August 25, 2011

Looking for a new and exciting way to increase your Walk team fundraising?

Want to give your letter writing campaign a boost?

JDRF would like to introduce you to a new and exciting fundraising idea. All you need is a computer, photos and our easy to follow script and you’ll be on your way to creating your own Walk to Cure Diabetes Fundraising Video.

A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words…
and Could Be Worth Thousands of Dollars For Diabetes Research!


Print off the Walk Video Script, look over it and tailor the message to your family’s story if need be. (Example: if your child is not on a pump, change the sentence that talks about wearing an insulin pump to taking so many shots of insulin a day.)


Gather the photos listed in the left-hand column of the script. Horizontal photos work the best. Create a new folder on the desktop, right click the desktop screen and scroll down to ‘new’ and then click ‘folder’.  Create a name for the folder such as “John’s Walk Video” and then you can move images already saved on your computer into that folder by locating them and clicking ‘copy’ and then opening the new folder and clicking paste. They should appear in the folder.  Then when you go in to edit, all of the photos will be in one place once you save them there.


If you have hard copies of your photos then you will need to scan the photos onto your computer and save them in your new folder on your desktop. (TIP: If you do not have a scanner, you can go to Wal-Mart, Walgreen’s, etc. and they can scan them for a small fee.) To import photos from a CD, you will need to insert the CD with the photos and drag them into the folder you created.

If your computer has a video editing program…

STEP 4a:

If your computer has a video editing program you may open the program and begin editing your video according to how the program asks you to. There are several programs that you can use. Examples are iMovie (Mac), FinalCut Pro (Mac), Adobe Premiere (PC), Avid (PC) and Windows Movie Maker (PC).

If your computer does not has a video editing program…

STEP 4b:

There are a number of free, free-preview, and for-purchase programs available online. We have provided instructions for working with a free program we found through You Tube called Memories on Web. It can be downloaded at no charge.

View the complete step-by-step instructions for making your fundraising video!

Check out these GREAT video examples from Marissa’s Mustangs:

Marissa’s Story:


Marissa – Believe in a Cure:


Share your Walk Fundraising Video!

If you have created a video, we would love to see it! Share your video with us by posting the link in the comments section below or email the video or link to Jessica Tresp at!

Get more tips and answers to your questions by checking out the Walk Resources on the JDRF Dallas Walk Website or read more Walk Talk Blogs.


2011 Walk to Cure Diabetes

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2011

Check-In Time: 7:30am

Walk Start Time: 9:00am

One Walk… Two Great Locations!  Register TODAY by clicking below:

Victory Park at American Airlines Center in Dallas
Granite Park at 5800 Granite Parkway in Plano

Learn more about the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes or register TODAY on the JDRF Dallas Walk Website.


To learn more about the JDRF Dallas chapter, visit our JDRF Dallas website!

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