Step Out

Team Captain and Walker Resources

  • Team Captain Guide - As a Team Captain, you are responsible for your team's success and making sure every team member has a rewarding experience. It's a big job, but this guide will help support you every step of the way!
  • Fundraising Guide - Start early and finish strong! This guide will take you from getting started with your fundraising, to following-up with your donors, and, finally, thanking them for their support!
  • Team Captain Timeline - Follow this timeline and you’ll be sure to have a successful and fun Step Out experience!
  • Wrap Around-Event Ideas (PDF) - Additional fundraising ideas that you can do to help raise money for your team and Stop Diabetes®!
  • Association Offline Donation Deposit Slips (PDF) - This is a great tool to use if you have offline donations such as cash and checks that you want to send to your local Association office.
  • Association Donor Receipts (PDF) - Provide these receipts to those who make a donation to support you.

Resources for Corporate Teams

Resources for Friends & Family Teams

Thank You Gifts and Badges

You can earn great gifts for raising $200 or more. Higher fundraising totals make you eligible for incredible prizes like flat screen TVs and game consoles. Visit our Fundraising Incentive website to find out more.

You can earn online fundraising badges for raising $200 or more. They are our way of thanking you for raising money to fuel our mission to Stop Diabetes.

Matching Gifts

Matching Gifts can be a great way to double or even triple your funds raised and will help the American Diabetes Association Stop Diabetes! Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Your company may match your donation as well as donations made by your co-workers if they also apply for matching gifts. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses! Don't forget to encourage your donors to ask their companies about matching gifts too!

step 1

Contact your Human Resources or Benefits Department to find out if your company has a Matching Gift Program or use our matching gift search.

step 2

Learn how your company's Matching Gift Program works. Do they match gifts made to health organizations? Does your company require a minimum donation amount? Will they match 1:1? Or even 1:2? You can turn a $25 donation into $50! Or $50 into $150!

step 3

Find out how your company wants you to submit your matching gift. Companies have various methods by which you can submit your matching gift request: online forms, automated phone systems, or a paper form that you submit to the American Diabetes Association when you turn in your donations.

step 4

Fill out your matching gift application and/or print out your online verification page and give it to us!

  • Write your name in the top left-hand corner and include your walk site name (i.e.: Tampa Bay Step Out).
  • Turn in the form at the same time you mail in or turn in your donations on Walk Day so your matching gift(s) can be easily tracked

The advantages of using matching gifts:

  • You can double the amount of money you turn in and qualify for larger incentives.
  • Those individuals who support you can take advantage of it as well, increasing your funds raised.
  • The American Diabetes Association will be able to fund more research, programs and education with the funds raised from matching gifts, aiding us in our mission to Stop Diabetes.

QUESTIONS? Call 1-888-DIABETES or contact your local office.


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The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading 501(C)3 nonprofit charity providing diabetes research, information and advocacy.

Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes® is the premier fundraising campaign of the American Diabetes Association ®, now with virtual engagement designed for anyone and everyone to participate. The campaign has been expanded to include more members of our community and bring them together to learn about diabetes, healthy living and to support people living with diabetes. Step Out is a unique opportunity for businesses, clubs, friends and families to form virtual teams with the vision of a life free of diabetes and all its burdens.

Credit Card Verification Code

The Verification Code is imprinted on credit cards to help merchants verify transactions when the actual card is not present, such as Internet purchases or donations. The merchant uses this number as part of the authorization process with the card issuer.

Please use the images below to locate the verification code for your card type.

Visa, Master Card, and Discover

Visa, Master Card, and Discover Verification Code

The verification code for Visa, Master Card, and Discover is a 3-digit number printed on the back of your card. It appears after the account number or last 4-digits of your account number, in the signature panel.

American Express Verification Code

American Express

The American Express verification code is a 4-digit number printed on the front of your card. It appears above and to the right of the embossed account number.


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JOIN a team

Join a team already registered for this event.

REGISTER as an individual

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Create a Team

You can create a team either through the "Register" button above where you'll first find the nearby event or by visiting the list of events associated with national company below.

Do not forget to associate your newly created team with this company.