Ambassador Ron Weiser and Family Commit to a Corporate Challenge for JDRF

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Ambassador Ron Weiser and Family Commit to a Corporate Challenge for JDRF

 Ambassador Ron Weiser of McKinley and his family, including wife Eileen Weiser, announced a $50,000 corporate challenge to the JDRF One Walk – Ann Arbor.  All new and increased corporate sponsorships committed to the JDRF One Walk – Ann Arbor will be matched dollar for dollar up to $50,000.  This contribution is in addition to the previously announced significant corporate sponsorship from McKinley to JDRF of $250,000 over five years.

The JDRF One Walk- Ann Arbor is the premiere event in Washtenaw County that secures funds to cure, treat and prevent Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).  McKinley and Amb. Weiser are no strangers to challenging the business community to raise money for JDRF.  In 2014 at the JDRF Corporate Recruitment Event, Amb. Weiser created the first corporate challenge that raised $210,000 in sponsorships, blasting through previous corporate support of $15,000.  Amb. and Mrs. Weiser created this challenge in honor of family members who have T1D, but the impact of these funds will extend to the 1.25 million people who live daily with this disease.

The goal of the 2016 JDRF One Walk – Ann Arbor is to raise $1,000,000 for critical T1D research.  Last year the walk raised $875,000.  It is the hope that this corporate challenge will be the spark that is needed to reach this significant goal.  Companies already committed to turning Type One into Type None include: Absopure, Bank of Ann Arbor, Berkadia, Comerica Bank, Mainstreet Ventures, and University of Michigan Health System.  It is also significant to note that JDRF had invested $35 million dollars in the past ten years to promising research at the University of Michigan Health System.

The JDRF One Walk – Ann Arbor takes place on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Hudson Mills Metropark in Dexter.  Mark your calendars!  To learn more about participating in the corporate sponsorship challenge or about how to get involved with the JDRF One Walk –Ann Arbor to help cure type 1 diabetes, please contact Heidi Fisher at or 248-936-1284.

About McKinley

Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Ann Arbor, McKinley is a leading owner and manager of multifamily and commercial real estate. McKinley owns and manages more than 55 million square feet of commercial and residential real estate throughout 33 states. McKinley specializes in solving complex real estate problems for its own portfolio, as well as for a select clientele of institutional investors and partners. For more information on McKinley please visit:

About JDRF

JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested nearly $2 billion in research funding since our inception. We are an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. We collaborate with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Our staff and volunteers in more than 100 locations throughout the United States and our six international affiliates are dedicated to advocacy, community engagement and our vision of a world without T1D. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter: @JDRF.