Once again, ESL Family of Companies joined forces with JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) in order to raise funds for much needed Type 1 Diabetes research. Sunday, November 9th, ESL’s employees, along with friends and families, met at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA, to celebrate their collective fundraising efforts from the previous five weeks. During the month of October, and into early November, families and businesses from the Southern California region generated awareness and contributions through various fundraising efforts. The result of their hard work totaled around $600,000 in donations that will support JDRF in their search for a cure.
ESL Family of Companies carried out a bake sale, and a nacho day, along with other raffles and contests. One popular event was the carnival-inspired “pie to the face” day, where unlucky members of management found themselves as targets while employees threw whipped cream pies! Every pie sold benefitted JDRF. This event raised $123 in just 15 minutes!
The highest grossing fundraiser was called “Vote For Your Victim,” where ESL employees were given the opportunity to vote, in the form of dollars, for three of their colleagues to dress up in embarrassing costumes on Halloween. Ultimately, the voting resulted in $746 and a lot of laughter from the team.
ESL also reached out to their business partners, vendors, neighbors and friends for support, and were inspired and humbled by the generous outpouring of donations throughout the month. Many companies donated, and took time to send a kind note to the ESL team, cheering them on for raising money for such a worthy cause. All in all, a grand total raised was $12,865 by ESL’s fundraising efforts.
The 5k walk was the grand finale, and families joined together to celebrate their efforts and support their loved ones that are currently living with Type 1. All participants were treated to live music, field access and had the opportunity to enjoy fantastic refreshments after the walk.
For more information on JDRF, visit jdrf.org