On October 4th, FGMK, LLC walked in the annual JDRF One Walk at Independence Grove, Libertyville, Illinois with Team Rakers Rockets. This walk’s goal is to create a world without Type 1 Diabetes. Mike and Laura Rakers have been with the firm since 2003. Their daughter Kristen was diagnosed in 2010 at the young age of 3 years. This is their 5th year participating in the walk and they have raised over $50,000 for JDRF.
The JDRF walk was a huge success. This success could have not have happened without the help of those who contributed. This year Team Rakers Rockets raised over $16,000 for JDRF and the team consisted of over 150 walkers. This is a 50% increase over last year – both in number of walkers and money raised. They have become the 2nd largest family/community team at the Libertyville walk site.
Left to right: The Rakers Family (Amanda, Kristen, Megan, Laura and Mike); Frankie, Bella and Christy Crist, Beth Redfern, Adam Fundament and Kathleen Puhl.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas loses the ability to produce insulin — a hormone essential to turning food into energy. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. 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. That’s why JDRF holds more than 200 Walks across the country every year to raise money for JDRF — the only global organization with a strategic research plan to end T1D.
FGMK, LLC wants to personally thank all of those involved at making this event happen and helping Rakers Rockets surpass their goal.
FGMK, LLC looks forward to next year’s event and hopes to continue assisting expanding team Rakers Rockets and continue building on the success that they have achieved over a short period of time.
Thank you for all your support!!!
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