TRI-AD Supports the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Walk to Cure Diabetes

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TRI-AD, an employee benefits administration firm based in Southern California, announced that its Associates raised $2,883 to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) through participation in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes held in San Diego on October 26, 2008.

TRI-AD announced that its Associates raised $2,883 to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) through participation in the 2008 JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes.

TRI-AD's Associates joined a team of walkers to rally around 8-year old Brooklynn Hamilton, whose team, Brooklynn's Bandits, raised $22,000 at last year's event. This year's Brooklynn's Bandits team was comprised of 140 walkers, more than 50 of them representing TRI-AD. As a co-sponsor of the event, TRI-AD matched the contributions raised by its Associates to further boost the fundraising total and exceed last year's total contribution. Says Miss Hamilton, "I was first diagnosed when I was three and had to take shots 2 to 4 times a day. Now I wear an insulin pump to give me the insulin I need. It is really important to find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes because living with this every day is not easy."

TRI-AD Vice President Thad Hamilton, Brooklynn's uncle and a local member of the Board of Directors for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, praised TRI-AD's Associates for their numerous fundraising activities leading up to the Walk to Cure Diabetes. "The enthusiasm I've seen here is impressive. Our Associates have organized bake sales, hot dog lunches and a karaoke 'sing for donations' event." We had a large group of walkers and many generous donations."

By participating in the event and supporting Brooklynn's Bandits, TRI-AD hopes to contribute to the research for finding a cure for type 1 diabetes, a disease which strikes children and adults suddenly and requires multiple injections of insulin daily or a continuous infusion of insulin through a pump. Insulin, however, does not prevent the eventual and devastating complications of the disease, which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation.

About Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
JDRF is a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of type 1 research. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, JDRF has awarded more than $1.3 billion to diabetes research, including more than $156 million in FY2008. In FY2008 the Foundation funded more than 1,000 centers, grants and fellowships in 22 countries.

About TRI-AD
TRI-AD was founded in 1974 as a defined benefit plan administration firm, and over the years has grown service offerings to cover a complete range of employee benefit administration services. TRI-AD is currently the largest privately-owned employee benefits administration firm in Southern California, with over 1,000 clients nationwide. Our "hire through retire" approach provides a single-source outsourcing solution to mid-sized and large employers for all their employee benefits administration needs. More information can be found at https://www.tri-ad.com.

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