Thank You – Again!


When the pandemic hit and plans for the One Walk changed, our corporate supporters rose to the occasion and let the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community know that there was  no doubt  that you would keep walking and  fundraising  to make sure that funding for JDRF’s critical research would continue. We could not have made it through 2020 without you! Your determination, your creativity, and your passion pushed us forward every single day.

JDRF Illinois wanted to once again thank two of our most steadfast supporters, Allscripts and The Ford Motor Company. On behalf of the 1.6 million individuals living with T1D in the U.S. thank you for rallying together as one community to keep fighting to put an end to T1D.



With more than 30 years of experience, Allscripts takes pride in partnering with and connecting consumers, providers, payers and communities. Today, Allscripts partnership and solutions, including electronic health record (EHR), population health, patient engagement and revenue cycle management services, enable organizations worldwide—of all sizes—to change what’s possible in healthcare.

Allscripts associates are driven every day by a set of core values. They are solution seekers, community builders and life changers. These values are woven into the very fabric of their company culture and help change what is possible for the communities where we live and work. They come together to build houses, organize food drives, learn, teach, fundraise and grow so others can do the same.

Together, they’re building a better world, and that includes partnering with JDRF to help cure, prevent, and treat T1D and it’s complications.  Together, we’re making it All Possible.



Chicago Assembly is Ford Motor Company’s oldest continually-operated automobile manufacturing plant.  Production started on March 3, 1924, as an alternative production site for the Model T to the River Rouge Plant. It switched to Model A production in 1928, and built M8 Greyhound and M20 Armored Utility Car armored cars during World War II. It was the site of pickup truck production for 40 years before that operation stopped in 1964. In 1985, it was selected as the site of production for the Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable midsize sedans.  Currently they build the sixth generation Ford Explorer and the second generation Lincoln Aviator. Together with their Chicago Heights Stamping Plant, Ford employees more than 6,000 people in the Chicago area.

Ford has been a long-time supporter of JDRF, raising over $68 million to fund T1D research since forming the Ford Global Action Team in 1998. In the Chicago Region, Ford raised more than $230,000 in 2019 through company, employee and Ford Dealership efforts including plant golf outings, Ford Family Dealer Walk Team Sponsorships, Super Bowl Gala auction prize and Corporate donations.

Thank you to the following Ford Dealers: 

River View Ford

Currie Motors of Frankfort

Rod Baker Ford

Uftring Ford

Hawk Ford of St. Charles

Green Ford

Bill Colwell Ford

Kunes Country Auto Group of Mt. Carroll

Kunes Country Ford Lincoln of Sterling

Heller Ford

Al Piemonte Ford

Kunes Country Ford of Antioch

Dundee Ford

Roesch Ford

Webb Ford Inc.

Arlington Heights Ford

Golf Mill Ford

Packey Webb Ford

Courtesy Ford

Northside Ford Lincoln

Sutton Ford

Court Street Ford