In May of this year, CPWM and our affiliates, Columbia Pacific Advisors and Columbia Pacific Management, were honored to sponsor Nordstrom’s 37th annual Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes benefiting JDRF. The 2019 Beat the Bridge had 10,000 participants, volunteers, and spectators who helped raised $2 million.
About Beat the Bridge
The event includes an 8K run and wheelchair race, a 3-mile walk, a 1-mile fun run, and a Diaper Derby. It is called Beat the Bridge because the course includes Seattle’s University Bridge, which participants race to cross before it is raised. Those who don’t beat the bridge enjoy live entertainment until the bridge is lowered and they can finish the race. Beat the Bridge is part of the JDRF One Walk program, which holds annual charitable walks in over 200 locations in 13 countries and has raised more than $1 billion. Beat the Bridge currently holds the number one position as the largest walk in the country!
About Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease that affects both children and adults. In T1D, your pancreas stops producing insulin, which the body needs to get energy from food. Those affected are required to constantly monitor blood-sugar levels and carefully balance insulin doses with eating and activity throughout the day. The diagnosis has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle and there is no prevention or cure.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding T1D research. It was founded in 1970 by parents determined to find a cure for their children with T1D. JDRF is working to improve the lives of those with T1D and prevent others from experiencing it by funding research, advocating for government support, ensuring availability of new therapies, and engaging the community. They have funded more than $2 billion in research to date.
To learn more about T1D or JDRF, please visit their website.