MELBOURNE, Australia — Ford Australia employees are renowned for their charity efforts, and the recent Walk to Cure Diabetes was no exception.
Hundreds of Ford employees from departments across the company joined Australia’s biggest public event for people who want to support efforts to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. They helped raise more than $4,000.
The walk was hosted by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's (JDRF), which was founded more than 40 years ago by a group of parents who were determined, through research, to discover how to beat diabetes.
Since 1970, the organisation – with the support of donors, supporters and volunteers – has seen more than US$1.6 billion invested globally in diabetes research. JDRF helped fund 62 research projects in Australia last year.
The October 21 Walk to Cure Diabetes involved a 4.7 kilometre walk around scenic Albert Park Lake just on the edge of Melbourne’s central business district. The walk attracted families from across the city, including babies in prams, people in wheelchairs and family pets.
Hundreds of Ford employees from departments across the company joined the event.