This year marks the 5th year Valuation Management Group will be participating in the JDRF walk as the team known as SWEET SOLES! Each year the mission is the same: To bring awareness to Type 1 diabetes (T1D) and to help raise money for a cure.
FACTS – Did you know that…
29 million people have some form of diabetes?
1.25 million people have T1D?
Each year 30000 people are diagnosed with T1D?
T1D is an autoimmune disease that comes on suddenly and strikes both children and adults at any age?
T1D accounts for $14.9 billion in healthcare costs?
We are often asked what made Valuation Management Group get involved with JDRF. Natalie Thompson, Vice President of the Residential Quality Assurance Department at Valuation Management Group, has lived with juvenile (type 1) diabetes since she was 15 years old and, like others with type 1 diabetes, she is insulin-dependent for life. This is why we are so passionate regarding this mission.
Our team wouldn’t be successful without the help of our giving and caring Clients and Appraisers. Valuation Management Group employees can attest to the fact that our Clients and Appraisers are the most giving group of people. With their help, Valuation Management Group has raised over $60,000 for JDRF! If we hit our goal of $15,000 this year, we will have raised over $75,000 to help find a cure for T1D!
Valuation Management Group employees are so proud to be part of the SWEET SOLES team! We host wonderful events throughout the year to help raise funds and lead up to the walk day. We have some AMAZING cooks at Valuation Management Group, and the themed luncheons we have throughout the year are awesome. A Valuation Management Group “Fan Favorite Event” is the Chili Cook Off. Yummy chili is brought in by employees with clever names like LONE STAR (last year’s winner) -you can’t beat that
The long awaited event comes so quickly… the JDRF Walk! The walk will be held on Saturday, October 17. Every year, the JDRF walk has been held at Centennial Olympic Park and this year is no exception. The energy at the walk is FANTASTIC! Everyone wears a smile along with a unique team t-shirt. The Valuation Management Group team, Sweet Soles, is made up of employees, their families and friends who are all excited to meet at our team tent to get the walk started. Music is playing, pre warm-up exercises are done and sports team mascots are running around. The walk is a 5K through cool sections of Atlanta. Each year is bigger and better than the last. At the end of the walk, it is an amazing feeling to know that you have walked and completed a mission for a worthy cause.
Valuation Management Group really hopes everyone can join our team, SWEET SOLES, this year! You can click HERE to go to our team page and join our walk team! Even if you can’t join us, you can support us by clicking HERE to donate to our team page. No amount is too small. Thank you so much for always supporting Valuation Management Group in this mission.
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