The OI Foundation relies on volunteer events held around the country to help raise awareness and funds to support the OI Foundation’s mission to improve the lives of people living with osteogenesis imperfecta.

Individual events are a great way to share your Unbreakable Spirit® in your community. If you need help setting up your event, contact Melissa Bonardi at or 301-947-0083.

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    Select the event that works best for you! Host a Blue Jeans for Better Bones Day in your school or office; send out Bone China Tea invitations; or create your own personal fundraiser.

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    Edit your individual page with your personal story and photos.

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    Share your event with your friends and family via email and social media.

Join your fellow members of the OI community to come together to enjoy a cup of tea – no matter where you live. Our Bone China Tea program makes this possible!

The best part is, there is no event to plan! You don’t have to rent a space, hire a caterer, or plan entertainment. Simply invite your guests to enjoy a relaxing cup of tea at home and then make a gift to the OI Foundation with the money they may have saved by not going out to a real event. Bone China Tea participants can contribute to the OIF’s awareness, support and research efforts by enjoying a cup of tea in the comfort of their own home – we even provide the tea bag! All you pay for is the postage when sending your Bone China Tea invitations to your friends and family.

While we do have a National Date for Bone China Tea each year, feel free to host a Bone China Tea party any day you prefer! We would like to extend a special thanks to everyone who participated in the National Bone China Tea 2019 Date during OI Awareness Week on May 8!

Organizing an OI Foundation Blue Jeans for Better Bones Day event or campaign is EASY, FUN and EXCITING! Everyone loves jeans, so your Blue Jeans for Better Bones event can be done anytime during the year.

Hosting a Blue Jeans for Better Bones Day is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Invite members of your office, school, or church (or your friends!) to join your BJBB team. You can use this poster to spread the word.
  2. Everyone on your team will donate an agreed upon gift amount of $3, $5, or $10.
  3. On the day your team chooses to run its campaign, all participants wear blue jeans, and their awareness sticker or wristband to show their support for the OI community.

Whether you are interested in raising money through a bake sale, comedy show, swim event, yard sale or any other event you have in mind, we are here to help. Use the personal fundraiser page to create your own fundraising page to help promote your event and collect online donations.