Navigation Links
Seattle Laces Up To Beat the Bridge and Diabetes
Date:5/18/2008

Annual Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes set for Sunday, May 18

SEATTLE, May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On Sunday, May 18, over 9,000 runners, walkers and all manner of fleet footed fundraisers in the fight against diabetes gathered at University of Washington's Husky Stadium to participate in the 26th Annual Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes event which benefits the Northwest chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Contributions from Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes are expected to exceed $1 million for diabetes research this year; raising more than $11 million since its inception in 1983.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001011/NORDLOGO )

"Thanks to the ongoing support of companies like Nordstrom, family teams and individuals, we are able to help fund the best diabetes research worldwide," said Nadine Heichel, executive director of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Northwest. "I look forward to the day when we find a cure that allows the individuals and families affected by diabetes to live without the restraints of this devastating disease."

This year's Beat the Bridge Youth Ambassador, Chloe Bacik looks forward to a cure for diabetes too. Eleven-year-old Chloe and her brother Leighton, 29, both live with type 1 diabetes.

"Looking at me, you would think I'm just a regular everyday kid," Chloe said. "But, I'm not. I have diabetes. For seven years, my family and I have struggled and strived, trying to manage my diabetes. Diabetes has been frustrating, scary, and downright annoying so I'm hoping for a cure real soon."

Approximately 1,000 Nordstrom employees and JDRF supporters volunteered over 5,000 hours this year for the Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes events. "We are proud of how committed our employees have been over the past 26 years to Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes," said Brent Harris, Nordstrom executive vice president and regional manager for Washington/Alaska. "Along with the dedication of JDRF, local businesses and the community, everyone involved plays a vital role in raising the funds needed to bring us closer to finding a cure for diabetes."

The Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes competitive 8K is the fourth largest 8K race in the country. Non-competitive events included a Four- mile Family Walk, a One-Mile Fun Run and a Diaper Derby which provided fun for the entire family. Spectators were invited to participate in a variety of activities and entertainment.

Proceeds from Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes, including registration fees and pledges, benefit the Northwest chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Pledges for this year's event will be accepted through June 6 for prize eligibility. Major sponsors of the 2008 event include: Nordstrom, PACCAR, Group Health, Brooks, Wells Fargo, ClearChannel Outdoor, STAR 101.5, KOMO 4 TV, KOMO 1000 Radio and Puget Sound Business Journal.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the world's leading nonprofit, nongovernmental funder of diabetes research, was founded in 1970 by the parents of children with type 1 diabetes-a disease that strikes children suddenly, makes them insulin dependent for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. JDRF contributes more money directly to diabetes research than any other non-governmental health agency in the world. JDRF's mission is constant: to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. The Northwest chapter serves people in Washington, Montana, and Alaska through advocacy efforts, online support and resources, educational events, research updates, fundraisers, and Northwest diabetes resources.

For more information, please visit http://www.jdrfnorthwest.org, call (800) 925- 5533 or e-mail jdrfnorthwest@jdrf.org..

Editor's Note: Attached is a list of 2007 Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes 8K race winners.

2007 NORDSTROM BEAT THE BRIDGE

8K RACE WINNERS

MEN

1. Mark Mandi Seattle WA 24:21

(2nd consecutive win)

2. Jake Schmitt Seattle, WA 24:36

3. Leif Kohler Issaquah, WA 24:57

4. Travis Boyd Seattle, WA 24:58

5. Jon Hickey Seattle, WA 25:10

6. Chris Ahl Seattle, WA 25:15

7. Eric Garner Woodinville, WA 25:25

8. Brett Winegar Seattle, WA 25:39

9. Ben Mangrum Tacoma, WA 25:48

10. Angleo Baca Seattle, WA 25:56

WOMEN

1. Anca Ilau Vancouver, BC 27:21

2. Jill Hunter Seattle, WA 27:49

3. Mariko Holbrook Cambridge, MA 28:10

4. Gwen Greiner Seattle, WA 28:46

5. Lauren Matthews Seattle, WA 29:19

6. Tori Tyler Los Altos, CA 29:25

7. Sara Donahue Seattle, WA 29:27

8. Jennifer Arthur Seattle, WA 29:43

9. Sally Bergensen Seattle, WA 29:55

10. Rose Wetzel Seattle, WA 29:58

WHEELCHAIR MEN

1. Kaleb Kallappa Vancouver, WA 23:23

WHEELCHAIR WOMEN

1. Susannah Scaroni Spokane, WA 26:42

(2nd consecutive win)

CONTACTS: Kendall Ault

Nordstrom, Inc.

(206) 373-3031

Angie Malpass

Porter Novelli

(206) 770-7014


'/>"/>
SOURCE Nordstrom
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Compressus Announces Seattle Radiologists Interoperability Implementation
2. Seattle-Based Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research Appoints Nancy Sclater, Executive Director
3. Seattle-Based Law Firm Williams Kastner Receives Significant Defense Verdict in Trade Secret Business Litigation Case
4. Upscale Seattle-Based Skincare Clinic Expands Into California With Unique Custom Tailored Skincare Approach
5. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Northwest Hospital Sign Letter of Intent to Develop Proton Therapy Center for Cancer Treatment
6. MultiCare Joins Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Network
7. WELLESSE ALL DAY ENERGY(TM) - Sponsors of the UW Medical Center 2007 Seattle Marathon
8. Math battling cancer, deciding lifes challenges lead list as INFORMS meet in Seattle
9. Seattle Surgeon Named 2007 Veterinarian of the Year
10. A Place for Mom COO Makes Seattles 40 Under 40 List
11. Pennsylvania Conference Committee Should Approve Smoke-Free Bill That Covers All Workplaces and Protects All Workers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... 27, 2016 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded their highest five-star rating to Best ... individuals in the United States and Canada wear eyeglasses. Once considered to be a ... and make a fashion statement. Even celebrities use glasses as a way of creating ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a weight ... app plans to fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, ... program , They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise program ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture ... said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package ... Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... the pursuit of success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high ... low, risk more than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association ... it will receive two significant new grants to support its work to advance ... 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the ... Tests" report to their offering. ... The World Market for Companion Diagnostics covers the ... analysis in the report includes the following: ... Kits) by Region (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 , ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Belgium , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... announced the appointment of Dr. Edward Futcher ... a Non-Executive Director, effective June 23, 2016.Dr. Futcher ... and Nominations and Governance Committees.  As a non-executive ... provide independent expertise and strategic counsel to VolitionRx ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research ... Devices Global Market - Forecast to 2022" report to ... the treatment method for the patients with kidney failure, it ... excess fluid from the patient,s blood and thus the treatment ... potassium and chloride in balance. Increasing number ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: