PRLog - Jan. 19, 2011 - MARIETTA, Ga. -- Valuation Management Group, LLC (VMG) is a dedicated supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Every year, VMG employees lace up their sneakers and exhibit their enthusiasm by participating in the Walk to Cure Diabetes. This year, in addition to making great strides for an even greater cause, VMG was able to raise over $8,000 for JRDF that will be used for research to cure type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly and lasts a lifetime.
Since its founding in 1970 by parents and children with type 1 diabetes, JDRF has awarded more than $1.5 billion to diabetes research, including more than $107 million last year. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education. To help improve the lives of people with type 1 diabetes while working toward a cure, one of JDRF’s research goals is to support research to develop products that can dramatically improve blood glucose control in people with type 1 diabetes so they can live healthier lives with less risk of developing disease-related complications.
“I am very proud of the commitment that our employees made to support such a worthy cause. My daughter, Natalie was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 16. Having a child with the disease makes it a cause that is near and dear to your heart,” said Valuation Management Group’s Founder and CEO Vicky Thompson. Because of VMG’s tremendous fundraising efforts, it qualifies to receive The Walk to Cure Diabetes Golden Sneaker Award. Vicky Thompson and her daughter Natalie Thompson-Kehoe will attend the awards ceremony on January 23rd.
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About Valuation Management Group
Valuation Management Group was established in 2006 with a vision of providing a partnership to community banks, mortgage companies, credit unions, and wholesale lenders to offer an independent appraisal process. Specializing in residential, commercial, loss share, forensic reviews, REO or Portfolio, FHA, EPA reports, and Automated Valuation Models, VMG is a leading outsourcing solution in the real estate industry.
About Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
JDRF is a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, and is the largest charitable funder of and advocate for type 1 diabetes research. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.