Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Aug. 8, 2012
-- Our team here at NARS is getting excited for our upcoming three day Org Weekend this August 24th through 26th. We will be collaborating with Ford Motor Company to raise money on behalf of JDRF. For those who are unfamiliar with the group, JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal.
The fundraiser will take place in the form of a charity kick ball tournament on Friday at Ford Field in downtown Detroit. Members from attending offices will team up to compete against one another for dominance of the sand! This is a great chance for us to come together and work as a team. We are honored to help support such a fine cause!
In addition to fundraising for JDRF, we will be enjoying a tour of Ford's Global Headquarters. This is a great opportunity to see a true industry leader in action. At the time of its incorporation, the Ford Motor Company was a small operation, composed of 10 man in a converted Detroit wagon factory. Flash forward 100 years, the Ford Motor Company is the second-largest producer of cars and trucks in the world.
To finish off the weekend, special guest Edsel Ford II will be delivering a speech. He is a 1981 graduate from the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School and a current board member of the Ford Motor Company. He is a former COO for Ford’s Motor Credit Division and was elected to VP of Ford in 1993. He still remains active in many philanthropic endeavors. This is a excellent opportunity to learn from one of the giants of industry. We cannot wait to see what he has to say!