Ford Motor Company’s involvement with JDRF began in 1983 when Ford hosted a JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraiser at Ford’s Research & Engineering Center in Dearborn, Michigan. In 1998, Ford organized a formal Walk team with Edsel B. Ford II as the Corporate Team Chair and participated in JDRF walks at three sites in Southeastern Michigan. Ford expanded this relationship with the creation of the employee-driven Ford Global Action Team (FGAT), combining the passion and power of Ford employees, families, and friends, as well as key business partners from WPP, Mazda, BP, ADESA and the UAW. With tens of thousands of volunteers working together, the FGAT has consistently raised more than $3 million annually over the past fifteen years, with more than 90 fundraising teams across 40 global sites. We are proud to continue our participation in the JDRF One Walk and invite you to join us as we walk to create a world without type 1 diabetes!