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.

Join your fellow members of the OI community to come together to enjoy a cup of tea – no matter where you live. 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!

While we do have a National Date for Bone China Tea each year, feel free to host a Bone China Tea on any day of the year!

Organizing an OI Foundation Blue Jeans for Better Bones Day event or campaign is easy and fun! You can hold a Blue Jeans for Better Bones Day anytime of 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.

The OIF Book Club is for students, adults and readers alike who enjoy the company of a good book and want to help support the work of the OIF. Your participation directly support the OIF’s mission to improve the quality of life for those living with osteogenesis imperfecta through research, education, awareness and mutual support.

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 to create your own fundraising page to help promote your event and collect online donations.

OIF Virtual Walk and Wheel

Across the United States, Canada, and even as far as Uganda, people came together virtually to support the OI Foundation and raise OI awareness. Together we raised over $60,000 to support the OIF’s mission to improve the quality of life for those living with OI through research, education, awareness, and mutual support. Thank you to our wonderful co-chairs Mark Birdwhistell, Stephanie Greenwood, and Dr. Maegen Wallace for making this event such a success. To watch the recorded Walk-n-Wheel Zoom call, please visit the OIF Facebook page.

It’s not too late to make a donation to the Virtual Walk-n-Wheel! Click here to make a donation to in honor of your favorite participant.

We can’t wait to walk and wheel with you in person next year at the OIF National Conference in Omaha, NE on July 8, 2021

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