Valuation Management Group participated in the JDRF One Walk on October 17th in Downtown Atlanta, GA. This was our 5th year to fundraise and participate in the event, and we raised a total of $13,400.00, which will assist in finding a cure for Type One Diabetes. It was a team effort with fifty four employees obtaining donations for the “Sweet Soles” team.
JDRF’s Goal is to turn Type One into Type NONE. JDRF funds millions of dollars in life-changing research.
The JDRF walk is a 5K starting at Centennial Olympic Park. The walk this year had even more participants than last year with over 9,000 walkers. Over $1.1M has been raised so far this year. There was special section for VIP Members set up where 3 of our employees got access for raising over $1,000 individually.
JDRF has the Type One Diabetics wear a special blue shirt for the walk. It’s amazing how many people are affected by Type One Diabetes. While on the walk, Natalie Thompson, VP of Residential Quality Assurance was approached by a walker. The walker saw that she had on a blue JDRF Type NONE shirt, and she asked her how long she had been diabetic, and then she proceeded to tell her that her 5 year old who was walking in front of her was just diagnosed. They spent most of the walk talking, and Natalie helped to ease some of her worries. It was nice to see how two strangers were able to just talk and that Natalie could give advice and some comfort to a mother of a type one diabetic. Natalie knows how her parents worried when she was diagnosed at 15 years old.
While the walk is just one day, Valuation Management Group has monthly themed lunches and silent auctions throughout the year to raise funds for JDRF. Due to the generous donations from our real estate appraisers and clients, we have raised over $75,000 for JDRF in the past 5 years. Thank you to all of our employees, clients, and appraisers who have supported Valuation Management Group & JDRF over the years.
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