A tandem skydive is the easiest way to experience the thrill of jumping out of a plane, while you make a big difference to JDRF and medical research. The Jump to Cure Diabetes is the ultimate challenge – and a great way to raise funds for type 1 diabetes research. 

Imagine the feeling when you and your instructor step out of the plane’s door up to 14,000 feet above the ground … and freefall for at least 20 seconds at 240km per hour … before pulling the parachute cord … and floating to the ground with incredible views over the local area.

Watch Oli’s video below to see the thrill of the Jump. Oli even steered the parachute while enjoying the amazing views over Picton!

We have setup an Australian Baby Bargains / Mum Central TEAM and would love for you to join us on this fun & fabulous journey! Invite your partner, your friends – everyone’s welcome! To qualify you need to raise $1,250 between now and your jump date then the jump is free (normally $400-500) PLUS you get a DVD of the jump as a momento to take home.

WHAT DOES THE JUMP TO CURE DIABETES INVOLVE?

Skydiving is the fastest non-motorised sport in the world! You will be participating in a tandem skydive with training provided. Securely attached to a highly experienced instructor, you will enjoy seconds of exhilarating free fall, reaching speeds of up to 240km per hour. You will then soar over amazing views of your local area under a parachute built for two. You can even steer the parachute if you wish!

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY JUMP TO CURE DIABETES EXPERIENCE?

  • Tandem skydiving training session on the morning of your Jump
  • Scenic flight
  • Viewing area for friends and family to watch from
  • Knowing that you are contributing to the very best type 1 diabetes research
  • DVD of your jump and the experience for you to take home

WHAT COSTS ARE INVOLVED TO TAKE PART IN THE JUMP TO CURE DIABETES?

A $100 non-refundable deposit plus a minimum fundraising goal of $1,250 per person is required to participate in the Jump to Cure Diabetes. We have loads of great fundraising ideas available to help you reach your goal plus your JDRF Account Manager can help you tailor some activities to suit your interests.

WHEN WILL THE JUMP TO CURE DIABETES BE HELD?

Please note, minimum age restrictions apply at each venue, please see below .

A participant under the age of 18 must seek written permission from their parent or legal guardian. A form will be sent to you upon registration to be signed by both the participant and the parent or legal guardian prior to the event. The parent or legal guardian must also accompany the participant on the day of the event. Proof of age will also be required.

ACT Canberra Minimum age 12 Saturday 22 March 2014
NSW Coffs Harbour Minimum age 12 Saturday 15 March 2014
NSW Picton Minimum age 12 Saturday 29 March 2014
QLD Cairns Minimum age 12 Saturday 22 March 2014
QLD Gold Coast Minimum age 14 Saturday 8 March 2014
QLD Sunshine Coast Minimum age 14 Saturday 15 March 2014
SA Adelaide Minimum age 12 Saturday 22 March 2014
VIC Melbourne Minimum age 12 Saturday 15 March 2014
WA Busselton Minimum age 12 Saturday 22 February 2014

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

Take the ultimate challenge for yourself and type 1 diabetes and register for the Jump in your state today. Numbers are limited for each Jump so be quick!

To register,visit www.jdrf.org.au/jump  and select the team Mum Central / Aus Baby Bargains. The date will state 15 March for Adelaide so choose that and they will update your stats to 22 March as we have our very own jump day!

So come on, be brave and jump for a cure and help to make a difference for kids living with Type 1 Diabetes!

Belinda
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