The Georgia Chapter of JDRF have named John Kampfe, Executive Vice President and CFO of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., and Jack Womack, Senior Vice President of Domestic News Operations and Administration for CNN Worldwide, as corporate chairs of the 2012 Walk to Cure Diabetes. The annual walk is the JDRF chapter’s largest fundraiser for research to better treat and cure type 1 diabetes.

Both men urge fellow employees, as well as Atlanta area companies, to form corporate teams and participate in the three-mile Walk on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Centennial Olympic Park.

“The Walk is a great way to build a spirit of camaraderie and cooperation among employees while raising money for research to find better treatments, prevention and ultimately cure this unrelenting, chronic disease,” said Kampfe, whose 15-year-old daughter has type 1 diabetes.

“In Atlanta alone, an average of 35 children are unexpectedly diagnosed each month with type 1 diabetes,” said Womack.  “In January of 2000, my son was one of those children. He is now a young adult who benefits daily from advancements JDRF helped support.”

To find out more about forming a team, participating or volunteering in the walk, visit jdrfgeorgia.org.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.