SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- After weeks of raffle tickets, silent auctions and cook-offs, the numbers are in. Texas-based InGenesis, Inc. raised $30,780.54 for the American Diabetes Association. The workforce solutions firm surpassed and more than doubled its original goal of $14,000 for the employee-led campaign. For the second consecutive year the fundraising success of the InGenesis Corporate Team topped all other teams participating in the annual Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes event. The nationwide Step Out campaign directly supports the communities the organization serves. Every dollar benefited the Association's mission to prevent and find a cure for diabetes, plus improve the lives of people affected by it.
"I am extremely proud of our team for helping to raise money for the American Diabetes Association," said InGenesis CEO Veronica Muzquiz Edwards. "Our employees went to great lengths and stepped up to the challenge. For six straight weeks, they gave their time to collect donations and spread the message of diabetes awareness. At InGenesis, we care about the health and wellness of our employees and our community. Diabetes affects all of us. Our employees showed compassion and drive in taking on an important initiative. We didn't just meet our goal, but crushed it. Together we are making a difference through raising money and awareness to lead healthier lives."
Diabetes impacted Edwards' family when her younger brother Darrell Muzquiz passed away from complications of the disease. In honor of her late brother, Edwards partnered with the American Diabetes Association to help find a cure. InGenesis proudly fundraises for the organization, making the company one of the top corporate partners.
"So many Americans are deeply affected by diabetes and have a personal story connected to the disease," said Elizabeth Tobias, Area Executive Director of Central and South Texas for the American Diabetes Association. "We are thankful for our partnership with InGenesis. We are in line with their commitment to the health and wellness of their employees and their families. It is the generosity of companies like InGenesis that help us make strides in improving the lives of millions affected by diabetes and bringing us closer to a cure."
Edwards' dedication to health and wellness extends globally. She chairs the PAHO Foundation Board, which currently focuses on NCDs, Antimicrobial Resistance and Neglected Tropical Diseases, such as the Zika virus. Most salient among the health challenges are the threats of intractable public health issues in the Americas. The Centers for Disease Control reports that diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. One in four go undiagnosed. If the current trend continues, one in three Americans will have diabetes by 2050.
About the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is the country's leading nonprofit organization working to stop diabetes and its deadly complications. The organization's mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The American Diabetes Association authorizes preeminent standards of care for treatment, providing critical education and resources to health care professionals, funding and advocating for essential diabetes research, giving voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes and empowering patients with the support and information they need to thrive. Learn more at www.diabetes.org.
About InGenesis, Inc.
Founded by CEO Veronica Muzquiz Edwards in 1998, InGenesis, Inc. is one of the largest minority and woman-owned companies in North America, and the largest diversity supplier in the healthcare staffing industry. Inc. Magazine honored InGenesis as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States for nine consecutive years. Staffing Industry Analysts named Edwards among the Staffing 100 and Global Power 100—Women in Staffing for two consecutive years. InGenesis, Inc. provides innovative talent acquisition and workforce solutions. Visit www.ingenesis.com to learn more.
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