Nordstrom hosted successfull 34th Annual Nordstrom Beat the Bridge athletic race and fundraiser

NEARLY 10,500 PARTICPANTS RAISE $1.5 MILLION FOR JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH

SEATTLE, WA, 2016-May-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — This morning (May 15, 2016), nearly 10,500 participants gathered at Husky Stadium to participate in the 34th Annual Nordstrom Beat the Bridge athletic race and fundraiser. The event, hosted by JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) and Nordstrom, raised more than $1.5 million that will support diabetes research.

“Beat the Bridge has grown into the largest fundraiser for our JDRF chapter, and the largest event of its kind for JDRF nationally,” said Teri Yoder, Development director for the JDRF Northwest Chapter. “Our ultimate goal is to live in a world without Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). The funds our community helped us raise today will help us make that possible through research into the treatment and prevention of the disease.”

The Nordstrom Beat the Bridge event consists of a competitive 8K run and wheelchair race to beat the University Bridge in Seattle, as well as non-competitive 3-mile family walk, 1-mile fun run, and Diaper Derby for toddlers.  Local food trucks were stationed outside Husky Stadium and the top finishers were handed their awards by special guests Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett of the Seattle Seahawks.

Nordstrom Beat the Bridge has raised more than $19.5 million since its inception in 1983. The event was started by a group of Nordstrom employees who wanted to support a coworker whose young son had been diagnosed with T1D. This year, more than 1,000 Nordstrom employees ran, walked and volunteered to help find a cure, and raised more than $321,000 for JDRF.

For more information, please visit our online media kit or www.beatthebridge.org.

2016 NORDSTROM BEAT THE BRIDGE 8K RACE WINNERS

 

MEN: 1st Place: Joseph Gray 23:43
2nd Place: Gregory Leak 24:07
3rd Place: Drew Polley 24:28
4th Place: Michael Chinchar 24:39
5th Place: Francis Reynolds 25:08

 

WOMEN: 1st Place: Jamie Cheever 27:19
2nd Place: Emma Polley 27:46
3rd Place: Sarah MacKay Robinson 28:16
4th Place: Sarah West 28:30
5th Place: Janet McDevitt 28:40

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Emily Sterken
Nordstrom, Inc.
(206) 303-3034

About JDRF
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF is currently sponsoring 45 clinical trials in 17 countries.

The Northwest chapter serves people in Washington through advocacy efforts, online support and resources, educational events and mentoring, research updates, fundraisers, and Northwest diabetes resources. For more information, please call (206) 838-5153 or e-mail jdrfnorthwest@jdrf.org.

 

About Nordstrom
Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion specialty retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 329 stores in 39 states, including 121 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 200 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and one clearance store. Additionally, customers are served online through Nordstrom.com, Nordstromrack.com andHauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at TrunkClub.com and its five clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets’ pin-up campaign raised $39,854 during January for JDRF

Schenectady, NY, 2016-Mar-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets’ pin-up campaign during the month of January 2016 raised $39,854 for JDRF (originally branded as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).

“We’re proud to fortify our partnership with JDRF, not only through the Diabetes AdvantEdge and community nutrition programs that we offer, but with our support for this annual campaign to raise awareness about Type 1 diabetes,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “The funds that are raised help to make critical programs and services available to the children and their families who are managing its symptoms.”

JDRF is the leading global organization that is funding type 1 diabetes research, is developing better treatments and is dedicated to finding a cure. For more information, visit http://jdrf.org/

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About The Golub Corporation: Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 136 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employeeowned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com

Contact:
Mona Golub Price Chopper 518.379.1480 or
Jonathan Pierce, APR Pierce Communications 518.427.1186

Price Chopper Supermarkets raised $38,115 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation from its Pin Up campaign

Schenectady, NY, 2015-6-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper Supermarkets pin up campaign raised $38,115 for JDRF (originally branded as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).

“All of our departments – pharmacy, grocery, prepared foods and community education — are dedicated to helping raise awareness of diabetes through our partnership with JDRF,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “Through this annual campaign, we are pleased to continue to educate consumers about how a healthy lifestyle of consistent diet and exercise can help to monitor and manage diabetes and its symptoms.”

Millions of Americans live with diabetes, most commonly type 1 and type 2. JDRF is the leading global organization that is funding type 1 diabetes research, is developing better treatments and is dedicated to finding a cure.

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About The Golub Corporation: Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 134 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employeeowned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518.379.1480

or

Jonathan Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518.427.1186