For the last eight years, FGMK, LLC has proudly participated in the annual JDRF “One Walk” on behalf of Team Rakers Rockets. This year we raised over $25,000 with a team of over 100 walkers on October 1, 2017 at Independence Grove in Libertyville, IL deeming them the largest family/community team in the area and second largest firm team. They have been walking since 2010 and have raised over $100,000 for JDRF. Mike and Laura Rakers have been with FGMK since 2003. Their daughter Kristen was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2010 at when she was three years old.
JDRF holds more than 200 walks across the country every year to raise money. The goal is to progressively remove the impact of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) from people’s lives until they achieve a world without T1D. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure. 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.
FGMK and the Rakers family would like to extend a personal thank you to all those involved in helping Team Rakers Rockets surpass their goal. We look forward to next year’s event and hope to continue assisting and expanding team Rakers Rockets to build on the success that has been achieved in over such a short period of time.
Thank you for your dedication and support!
Pictured above: 2017 Team Rakers Rocket
Pictured above: FGMK Team Rakers Rockets (Kristen Rakers, Amanda Rakers, Mike Rakers, Kathleen Puhl, Megan Rakers, Megan Rakers, Hannah Moustakis, Elan Moustakis, Nicole Derezinski, Monika Kopek, MacKenzie Stender)
Pictured above: Rakers Family (Kristen Rakers, Laura Rakers, Amanda Rakers, Mike Rakers and Megan Rakers)
FGMK is a leading professional services firm providing assurance, tax and advisory services to privately held businesses, global public companies, entrepreneurs, high-net-worth individuals and not-for-profit organizations. FGMK is among the largest accounting firms in Chicago and one of the top ranked accounting firms in the United States. For more than 40 years, FGMK has recommended strategies that give our clients a competitive edge. Our value proposition is to offer clients a hands-on operating model, with our most senior professionals actively involved in client service delivery.
Please visit our website for our complete list of services.