Randy Carda, Senior Vice President – Pinnacle Financial Partners,
To Serve as Corporate Chair for JDRF’s High Point One Walk® on April 27, 2019
The Walk coincides with Opening Day of the High Point Farmer’s Market, which has designated JDRF as its first Community Partner of 2019
Greensboro, North Carolina, April 4, 2019 – JDRF’s Piedmont Triad Chapter announced today that Pinnacle Financial Partners Senior Vice President Randy Carda will serve as Corporate Chair for JDRF’s 2019 High Point One Walk® on April 27, 2019.
In this role, Carda will partner with other volunteers and JDRF staff to engage both the High Point business community and the community as a whole in rallying behind this year’s Walk, which is presented by BB&T and supported by several dozen corporate sponsors and teams as well as many family-led teams.
Over the years, Carda has led many High Point civic and philanthropic efforts, including the High Point Cycling Classic. He is excited about chairing the JDRF High Point One Walk on several levels. “I’ve lived in High Point longer than I’ve lived anywhere else; it’s my home,” explained Carda. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to make a difference for people affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) right here in High Point and around the world. On April 27, we’re going to bring together nearly 1,000 people who are focused on one goal—turning Type One into Type None.”
“Randy is so inspirational—and so competitive,” said Eleanor Schaffner-Mosh, Executive Director of JDRF’s Piedmont Triad Chapter. “When former High Point Walk Chair Dean Sink, Executive Chairman of Mickey Truck Bodies, challenged Randy to see which of their companies—Pinnacle or Mickey—could field a bigger team and raise more funds for JDRF research, Randy took the bet immediately. We can’t wait until Walk Day to see who comes out on top!”
The JDRF High Point One Walk will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Pinnacle Financial Partners, 801 North Elm Street in downtown High Point. Registration begins at 9 am, with the 5K Walk getting under way at 10 am. The Walk is a morning of family-friendly fun, with opportunities to connect with other families and individuals living with diabetes and to learn about JDRF’s vision of a world without T1D.
Walk registration and festivities will be held across the street from the High Point Library and Farmer’s Market, which has designated JDRF as its first Community Partner for 2019 and is opening for the season at 8:30 am on April 27. JDRF Walkers are encouraged to take part in the Farmer’s Market Opening Day Hoopla, running from 8:30 am to 1 pm, with activities including a soap bubble circus, petting zoo, music by Big Bang Boom and Brandon Vaughan, a sculpture unveiling, and food trucks.
JDRF One Walk is the largest and most powerful peer-to-peer T1D fundraising program in the world. Since 1992, One Walk has raised more than $1 billion for research into how to prevent, delay, and ultimately cure T1D. It has led to life-changing drugs, treatments, and devices, many of which have already moved from clinical trials to commercialization.
Along with the High Point One Walk, the Piedmont Triad Chapter of JDRF hosts One Walks in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Alamance County. Together, these Triad events deliver nearly $1 million annually for T1D research.
2019 JDRF High Point One Walk Sponsors: JDRF thanks our sponsors, many of whom have supported T1D research for years. To date, our sponsors include:
Triad One Walk Presenting Sponsors
- 98.7 Simon
- Mickey Truck Bodies
- Pinnacle Financial Partners
- Old Dominion
- DH Griffin
- ThermoFisher Scientific
- Ralph Lauren
- Thomas Built Buses
- Shaver Roofing
- Furnitureland South
- International Market Centers
- Gage Benefit Services
- The Stone Resource
- Smith Leonard
- Ilderton Dodge
- Lenny Peters Foundation
- Smith & Jennings
About Type 1 Diabetes: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease that occurs when a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, the hormone that controls blood-sugar levels. T1D develops when the insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells are mistakenly destroyed by the body’s immune system. The cause of this attack is still being researched; however, scientists believe the cause may have genetic and environmental components. T1D affects children and adults, and people can be diagnosed at any age. As of now, there is nothing anyone can do to prevent T1D, and there is no cure.
About JDRF: JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our mission is to improve lives today and tomorrow by accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent, and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested more than $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 throughout the United States and our six international affiliates are dedicated to advocacy, community engagement, and our vision of a world without T1D. Learn more at jdrf.org or @JDRF on Twitter.
About JDRF – Piedmont Triad Chapter: Covering 15 North Carolina counties, the Piedmont Triad Chapter provides support for those living with type 1 diabetes by convening educational and networking sessions such as the annual TypeOneNation Summit, and raises awareness and funds for T1D research through a variety of events, including our annual Hope Gala; One Walks in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Alamance County, and High Point; the Ride to Cure Diabetes; and the Tennis to Tent to Tee event in Pinehurst. Learn more at jdrftriad.org, facebook.com/jdrftriad, or @JDRFtriad on Twitter.