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Hairston appointed corporate chair

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, announces the appointment of Tray Hairston as the 2018 JDRF One Walk Flowood Corporate Chair. The One Walk Flowood Corporate Chair leads the effort in accelerating corporate and community support for One Walk to help JDRF achieve the ultimate goal of creating a world without type one diabetes (T1D) and play a vital role in executing fundraising to benefit local families and the 1.25 million Americans who live with this autoimmune disease.

Hairston is a partner at Butler Snow LLP law firm in Ridgeland. Through his work at Butler Snow, Tray has involvement with The National Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute (NDORI) in Biloxi and T1D connections via his colleagues.

JDRF will host its annual Community One Walk Flowood taking place on Saturday, October 20, at The Nature Park located at 4077 Flowood Drive. Organized by the Mississippi Chapter of JDRf and local volunteers, One Walk Flowood aims to raise funds for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and advocacy. It is expected to attract more than 1,000 supporters, including teams representing local businesses, families, schools and other organizations. The walk will bring together the community for a day of inspiration and fun and to help fund JDRF’s vision of a world without T1D.

T1D can strike both children and adults at any age. About 40,000 people are diagnosed each year in the U.S. It comes on suddenly, causes dependence on injected or pumped insulin for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications such as kidney, nerve or eye disease. JDRF is committed to advancing life-changing breakthroughs from development to the marketplace and into the hands of people with T1D.


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