The mission of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is to cure Type 1 diabetes and, until that time, better treat and prevent the disease.
JUPITER, Fla. (PRWEB) March 02, 2013
The “Waterfront Walkers” will gather at 9:30 a.m. March 2 in front of the registration tent at the Meyer Amphitheatre in downtown West Palm Beach in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. At 10 a.m., they will embark on a two-mile trek along Flagler Drive to raise money for the cause.
Waterfront Properties and Club Communities is a proud participant in the 2013 installment of the “Walk To Cure Diabetes,” an event anticipated to attract thousands of supporters to one of the most picturesque pieces of Intracoastal Waterway property in South Florida. Team Waterfront Properties and Club Communities has raised $8,400 so far, exceeding its original goal of $5,000. Rob Thomson, managing partner of the licensed brokerage in northern Palm Beach County, is donating $100 for every volunteer who joins the team to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Thomson’s wife, Lorea, a buyer’s agent at the company, is serving as team captain.
“Our daughter Taylor and son Bradley both have diabetes, and we would like to raise money and awareness to help find a cure,” Lorea Thomson said. “Please bring your children and friends to join in this worthwhile cause.”
The mission of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is to cure Type 1 diabetes and, until that time, better treat and prevent the disease. The goal of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Greater Palm Beach County Chapter is to raise $256,000, said Anne Noble, the chapter’s senior development coordinator.
Activities during and after the walk include appearances by local politicians and radio-show hosts, live music by young students at the School of Rock in North Palm Beach, Star Wars characters, and a variety of vendors offering food, drinks and contests. While the event is titled “Walk To Cure Diabetes,” participants are invited to run, or bicycle, or even skateboard the course.
In addition to the Thomsons, participants include David Abernathy, Bob Aiello, Jessica Alden, Matt Bosher, Brittany Boyer, Annie Coffey, Laurie Elliott, Greg Elordi, Andrea Jacobson, Jo Ann Jacobson, Kaylee Kelly, Brewster and Cindy Kump, Debbie Moye, Erin Moye, Zoe Moye, Courtney Olander, Michelle Pariseleti, Carola Rathke and Brianna Seab.
For information or to donate to the cause, visit http://www.jdrf.org follow the link to “Walk to Cure Diabetes,” enter the team name “Waterfront Properties,” and select the state of Florida, or call 561-746-7272.
Waterfront Properties has been in business in Jupiter for 20 years and specializes in sales of luxury residences and golf-course homes.