Cushman & Wakefield’s Tampa office, JLL, and the greater Tampa Bay commercial real industry partnered with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to host the Third Annual All-In for Type None Casino Night. The event was held at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre in Tampa.
The fundraiser drew more than 300 guests. Attendees enjoyed an evening of dancing, drinks, food, gaming, live music, and a silent auction. The event raised $103,000 for JDRF.
JDRF is a global organization with a strategic research plan to fight type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is a life-threatening autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin. It strikes both children and adults. Currently, it cannot be prevented and there is no cure.
“We’re taking steps to help JDRF progressively remove the impact of type 1 diabetes from people’s lives until no one has to fear developing this disease,” said Tim Rivers, Cushman & Wakefield’s Senior Managing Director of Asset Services in Florida and past President of the Board of Directors for the local Tampa Bay JDRF Chapter. “The challenge we’ve set ourselves, to raise money and type 1 diabetes awareness with JDRF, is modest compared to the daily challenges of life with type 1 diabetes.”
Reginald Roundtree of WTSP-TV’s Channel 10 News served as master of ceremonies for the evening. No Money Down, featuring Cushman & Wakefield’s Mike Davis, performed at the event.
Tim led the charge on this event. His son, Jake, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2002. In the intervening years, Tim and his family have raised more than $600,000 in support of JDRF. Jake currently attends Oglethorpe University in Atlanta where he studies engineering and plays baseball.
The Cushman & Wakefield Florida team is committed to giving back to those in need in our communities and around the world. In honor of Cushman & Wakefield’s Centennial, Cushman & Wakefield in Florida will be highlighting employees/initiatives giving back throughout the state. Our goal is to spotlight 100 examples of giving back in 2017.