With Hammock’s enthusiastic leadership, corporate team participation has increased dramatically
Greensboro, North Carolina, September 29, 2017 – JDRF’s Piedmont Triad Chapter announced today that Alamance Regional Medical Center President Preston Hammock, Corporate Chair for JDRF’s 2017 Alamance One Walk®, has encouraged greater individual participation on corporate walk teams at the type one diabetes (T1D) fundraising event on October 21, 2017.
Hammock joined Alamance Regional in 2006 and served in a variety of leadership roles before taking over as president in 2013; he became a senior vice president at Cone Health in 2014, with the merger of the two health systems. A fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Hammock received the group’s 2013 Regent Award. In 2009, he was named one of the Triad Business Journal’s 40 Leaders Under 40; he was recognized as one of Business Leader magazine’s Movers and Shakers in 2011.
“When I took on the challenge of serving as Corporate Walk Chair, I knew it would be a great opportunity to further enhance team spirit among my own colleagues at Alamance Regional,” said Hammock. “We have over 200 Alamance Regional staff members who are coming together with their friends and families to raise awareness—and funds—for T1D research and to create a world without type one diabetes. This will be more than a ‘walk’ for us; it will be a team-building experience. And I’m encouraging other JDRF corporate supporters to position the Walk within their own organizations as both a ‘fun-raiser’ and a ‘fund-raiser.’”
“Preston is tremendously committed to improving the health of people in Alamance County and beyond,” said Eleanor Schaffner-Mosh, Executive Director of JDRF’s Piedmont Triad Chapter. “His enthusiasm for fighting T1D is infectious—and that’s why we’re seeing a major uptick in the number of people registering to walk with us on October 21.”
The world’s largest T1D event, JDRF One Walk brings together more than 900,000 people at 205 Walks around the U.S. every year to raise money for T1D research. One Walk raises more than $66.5 million annually through the combined efforts of more than 20,500 family and school teams and 5,300 corporate teams.
Along with the One Walk in Alamance County each fall, the Piedmont Triad Chapter of JDRF hosts One Walks in Greensboro and Winston-Salem in the fall and in High Point in the spring. Together, the four Triad events deliver more than $1 million annually for T1D research.
The JDRF Alamance One Walk will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Elon University’s Rhodes Stadium. Check-in begins at 9 am, with the 5K Walk getting underway at 10 am.
Individuals, businesses, and teams still have time to participate in the Alamance One Walk by registering online at https://tinyurl.com/JDRFAlamanceWalk or calling Senior Development Manager Eric Durham at (336) 373-1768.
2017 Alamance One Walk® Sponsors: JDRF thanks our sponsors, many of whom have supported T1D research for years. Major 2017 sponsors committed to date include:
- FOX8 – WGHP
- 7 Simon
- Cone Health/Alamance Regional Medical Center
- Glen Raven
- Harris Crouch
- Elon University
- Liggett Group
- Stearns Ford/Country Ford
- The Times News
- Capital Bank
- Chandler Concrete
- HUB International
- Kernodle Clinic
- Pro Feet
About Type 1 Diabetes: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease that impacts millions of people around the world. The disease occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, a hormone essential to turning food into energy. Without insulin, glucose from food stays in the blood, where it can cause serious damage to all of the body’s organ systems. It requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on injected insulin. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure.
About JDRF: JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, and has committed over $2.25 billion to research since its founding in 1970. JDRF and its supporters share the vision of “a world without type 1 diabetes,” and work every day to support the organization’s mission of “accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent, and treat type 1 diabetes and its complications.” JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to bring life-changing therapies from the lab to the community. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF awarded 150 new research grants in fiscal year 2017 and is currently funding research in 21 countries—including 70 active clinical trials. jdrf.org
About JDRF – Piedmont Triad Chapter: Covering 15 North Carolina counties, the Piedmont Triad Chapter raises funds for T1D research through a variety of events, including its annual Hope Gala; One Walks in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Alamance County, and High Point; and the Ride to Cure Diabetes. facebook.com/jdrftriad or @JDRFtriad on Twitter