SAN ANTONIO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.
Eileen Teves, 210-366-0033