WAYNE, PA--(Marketwired - Sep 7, 2016) - Elemica, the leading Supply Chain Operating Network for the process industries, is sponsoring a 100 mile road bicycle ride by Logistics Leaders to raise money for a cure to Type One Diabetes (T1D). The ride team is led by leading industry analyst Adrian Gonzalez of Adelante SCM and Talking Logistics. In addition to sponsoring, Charity Newsome, a Director on Elemica's Global Marketing Team, is joining the team for the ride -- a 102.7 mile journey through Death Valley, California. Funds raised will benefit JDRF, the leading non-profit organization focused on T1D research. The fundraising goal for the Logistics Leaders team is to raise over $50,000 in support for a cure. The ride takes place October 15th.
"My daughter was diagnosed with the disease in 2011 and I realized that since then, she has pricked her fingers over 13,000 times to test her blood sugar levels. That is just one example of the daily challenges people living with T1D have to endure, which is why I decided to do more this year to help find a cure," says Adrian Gonzalez, President of Adelante SCM, Founder & Host of Talking Logistics. "I am grateful for the support of Elemica and the other sponsors, along with the riders and their family and friends. So far, the Logistics Leaders team has raised over $38,000 for JDRF."
"Elemica is a proud sponsor and I am honored to ride on the Logistics Leaders team," said Charity Newsome, Marketing Director at Elemica. "As an avid road cyclist myself, I jumped at the chance to use my passion for riding in order to raise funds and help overcome T1D."
JDRF Rides are happening all over the country with the theme, "Turning Type 1 into Type None." People with T1D produce little or no insulin, a hormone essential for breaking down carbohydrates to feed the body, so they have to monitor their blood sugar levels throughout the day and take insulin, either via injections or pump, to keep their blood glucose levels in a healthy range. Prior to the discovery of insulin in 1921, T1D was a death sentence. Today, thanks to advancements in medical research and technology, people with T1D can live long and healthy lives, but they have to work hard, day and night, to stay healthy.
To donate to the cause on behalf of Elemica and Charity Newsome, please visit: http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR?fr_id=6195&pg=personal&px=10979947.
Elemica is the leading Supply Chain Operating Network for the process industries. Elemica transforms supply chains by replacing manual and complex approaches with efficient and reliable ones. Launched in 2000, customers like BASF, BP, Continental, The Dow Chemical Company, DuPont, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, LANXESS, Michelin, Shell, Solvay, Sumitomo Chemical, Wacker and more process nearly $400B in commerce value annually on the network. Elemica drives bottom line results by promoting reduced cost of operations, faster process execution, automation of key business processes, removal of transactional barriers, and seamless information flow between trading partners. For more information, visit www.elemica.com.