Go Daddy Employees ‘Walk The Walk’ For Juvenile Diabetes
Scottsdale, AZ – Go Daddy is putting his best foot forward for the fourth consecutive year as title sponsor of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF) Walk to Cure Diabetes. This Saturday, for the first time, the walk will be held in two locations – Tempe Town Lake and ASU West in Glendale – provide the opportunity to double the number of walkers.
Go Daddy, the largest in the world, web hosting provider and the top of domain name registration, is proud to sponsor the JDRF what he calls the biggest charity event for families in Arizona. More than 20,000 walkers out to raise money and awareness of type 1 diabetes. The money raised goes directly towards research and finding a cure for the disease.
According to the JDRF, diabetes is one of the most costly diseases and chronic common among children. The organization estimates that over 15,000 children a year are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, creating an urgent need to increase aid and awareness.
“When you listen to 40 children a day are diagnosed with diabetes, you realize how important it is to help fight this disease,” said Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons. “Go Daddy employees are absolutely passionate about making a difference in finding a cure, so we have increased each year to support the JDRF and families affected by type 1 diabetes.”
In 2009, Go Daddy more than 800 employees, family and friends walked Corporate Team of the company, surpassing the all-time greatest chapter of unique corporate team. Go Daddy is expected to be strong this year 1000. In addition to walking and volunteering, Go Daddy and its employees have raised more than $ 575,000 for the cause of its sponsorship for four years.
“JDRF could not be more excited to have Go Daddy as our main sponsor for the fourth consecutive year,” said Executive Director of the JDRF Desert Southwest Chapter Becky Jackson. “Go Daddy employees dedicated to helping find a cure and always surprise us with their big numbers for the walk.”
At a time when many companies are cutting back, Go Daddy is stepping up his philanthropic work, donating more than $ 2.7 million to charities so far in 2010. ‘Go Daddy Cares’ is compatible with a wide variety of charitable causes and community dedicated to health and medical research, women, children, soldiers and animals, among others.
For more information about JDRF, visit www.JDRF.org.
To see what other Go Daddy supports charities, visit www.GoDaddyCares.com.
About Go Daddy Group, Inc.
Go Daddy is a leading provider of services that enable individuals and businesses to establish, maintain and develop an online presence. Go Daddy provides a variety of domain name registration plans and Web site design and hosting packages, as well as a wide range of services on demand. These include products such as SSL certificates, domain registration and private proxy, e-commerce web site hosting, blog templates and blog hosting software, podcast packages and online photo. The Go Daddy Group has more than 43 million domain names under management. Go Daddy registers, renews or transfers a domain name every second. GoDaddy.com is the world’s largest web hosting provider and is the world’s No. 1 domain name registrar for Name Intelligence, Inc. During the first half of 2010, The Go Daddy Group registered more than a third of all new domain names created in the top six generic top-level domains or gTLDs, including. com,. net,. org,. info,. mobi .biz.