Big year for Juvenile Diabetes chapter

GREENSBORO, N.C. — 2011 was a banner year for the Piedmont Triad Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The chapter raised over $2.5 million from events in 2011, an increase of over $1 million from the previous year, says Marlee Foster, development manager.

And Mike Conrad, the chapter’s executive director, was named “Staff Person of the Year” by JDRF International, which has over 100 chapters.

Conrad was cited for “extraordinary leadership and stewardship of the chapter” and for delivering 150 percent of the chapter’s annual net revenue budget.

The chapter in 2011 raised $1.3 million at its annual Hope Gala; over $170,000 at its High Point Walk; over $50,000 at its Blanton Vogler Golf Tournament; nearly $35,000 by participating in three JDRF Ride to Cure cycling events; over $380,000 at its Greensboro Walk; over $165,000 at its Burlington Walk; over $26,000 at its first-ever Asheboro Volunteer Walk; and over $380,000 at its Winston-Salem Walk.

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