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JES Supports JDRF

JES supported team, Erika’s Emancipators participated in the JDRF Walk at the Virginia Beach oceanfront raising over $1,600.

JDRF is the largest non-government funder of T1D research and exists for the millions of children, adults and families challenged by type 1 diabetes (T1D) every single day. Their determination to overcome this chronic, life-threatening disease strengthens ours to end it. They are uniquely positioned to advance groundbreaking therapies through the research pipeline to better treat and, one day, even prevent and cure T1D. JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic plan to bring those living with T1D a continuous flow of life-changing therapies and, ultimately, a cure for the disease.

JDRF’s highest priority remains funding research to deliver a cure for T1D and its complications. At the same time, JDRF is also focused on developing better treatments that will transform the way people with T1D treat the disease today, in order to help them live healthier lives now and in the future. Finally, JDRF also seeks to prevent T1D, to keep future generations from developing the disease.

This is all part of JDRF’s promise of “less until none”: to progressively remove the impact of T1D from the lives of those living with the disease until it is no longer a threat to them or their families

On Saturday, JES supported team, Erika’s Emancipators participated in the JDRF Walk at the Virginia Beach oceanfront. The team was founded by JES Marketing VP, Eric Lackey, in honor of his daughter, Erika, who has diabetes. Thirty JES employees and friends walked for Erika’s Emancipators, and raised over $1,600 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation by walking a combined total or 78 miles along the Virginia beach Boardwalk on a sunny Saturday afternoon.

To find out how you can support Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or particpate in an event to raise money for research, visit

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