ADESA celebrates $1 million raised for JDRF

Ford Motor Co. board director Edsel Ford II (front) poses with ADESA executives following the annual campaign for JDRF funding. Photo courtesy of ADESA.
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ADESA recently announced that it has raised more than $1 million for JDRF in partnership with the Ford Global Action Team.

ADESA auctions have partnered with the Ford Global Action Team to raise money for JDRF since 2012 and has collected a total of $1,030,505 for the global organization dedicated to funding research to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

Six auctions raised a combined $251,657 last year, according to ADESA.

“Thanks to the incredible generosity of our dealers and our employees, we passed the million-dollar mark during this year’s campaign,” KAR executive vice president and chief client officer Tom Caruso said in a news release. “We would not have been able to make such a significant contribution to the important cause of T1D research without the support of our customers and the dedication of our auction teams.”

Each year, a group of ADESA auction locations competes to raise the most money for JDRF. Last year, ADESA Indianapolis led the campaign with a total donation of $65,176.

First-time participating auctions, ADESA Brasher’s in Sacramento, Calif., and ADESA Salt Lake raised more than $70,000 combined.

Meanwhile, annual campaign participants ADESA Buffalo, ADESA Phoenix and ADESA Boston collected more than $116,000 last year.

“ADESA’s commitment to this effort is evident in these remarkable results,” said Ford Motor Co. board director Edsel Ford II. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with ADESA in support of JDRF.”

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