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Go Daddy Employees ‘Walk The Walk’ For Juvenile Diabetes

October 27, 2010 by  

Web Hosting ServicesSCOTTSDALE, AZ – Go Daddy is putting its best foot forward for a fourth consecutive year as the title sponsor of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF) Walk to Cure Diabetes. This Saturday, for the first time, the walk will take place in two locations — Tempe Town Lake and ASU West in Glendale — providing an opportunity to double the number of walkers.

Go Daddy, the world’s largest Web hosting provider and top domain name registrar, is proud to sponsor what JDRF calls the largest family-friendly charity event in Arizona.  More than 20,000 walkers come out to raise money and awareness of Type 1 diabetes. The money raised goes directly toward research and finding a cure for the disease.


According to JDRF, diabetes is one of the costliest and most common chronic diseases among children. The organization estimates more than 15,000 children a year are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, creating an urgent need to raise aid and awareness.

“When you hear 40 kids a day are diagnosed with diabetes, you realize how important it is to help fight this disease,” said Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons.  “Go Daddy employees are absolutely passionate about making a difference in the search for a cure, that’s why we’ve stepped up each year to support JDRF and families impacted by Type 1 diabetes.”

In 2009, more than 800 Go Daddy employees, family and friends walked for the company’s Corporate Team, breaking the chapter’s all-time record for largest single corporate team. Go Daddy hopes to be 1,000 strong this year. In addition to walking and volunteering, Go Daddy and its employees have raised more than $575,000 for the cause during its four-year sponsorship.

“JDRF couldn’t be more thrilled to have Go Daddy as our title sponsor for the fourth year in a row,” said Executive Director of JDRF Desert Southwest Chapter Becky Jackson.  “Go Daddy employees are dedicated to helping find a cure and they always amaze us with their big numbers for the walk.”

During a time when many companies are scaling back, Go Daddy is increasing its philanthropic work, donating more than $2.7 million to charitable organizations so far in 2010. ‘Go Daddy Cares’ supports a wide variety of charitable and community causes dedicated to health and medical research, women, children, the military and animals, among others.

To learn more about JDRF, visit www.JDRF.org.

To see what other charities Go Daddy supports, visit www.GoDaddyCares.com.

About The Go Daddy Group, Inc.
Go Daddy is a leading provider of services that enable individuals and businesses to establish, maintain and evolve an online presence. Go Daddy provides a variety of domain name registration plans and website design and hosting packages, as well as a broad array of on-demand services. These include products such as SSL Certificates, Domains by Proxy private registration, ecommerce website hosting, blog templates and blog software, podcast packages and online photo hosting. The Go Daddy Group has more than 43 million domain names under management. Go Daddy registers, renews or transfers a domain name every second. GoDaddy.com is the world’s largest Web hosting provider and is the world’s No. 1 domain name registrar according to Name Intelligence, Inc. During the first half of 2010, The Go Daddy Group registered more than one-third of all new domain names created in the top six generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, including .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz and .mobi.

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