They say two heads are better than one, so it stands to reason that three would be even better. And if the three are wearing “Cat in the Hat” hats, well, how could you beat that?
It appears to be the thinking of JDRF Piedmont Triad Chapter, which has not one, not two but three chairs for the 2019 Greensboro One Walk, which has a Dr. Seuss on the Loose walk theme.
Kelly Harrill of Grandover Resort, Jay Harris of IBERIABANK and Lane Schiffman of Schiffman’s Jewelers all grew up together in Greensboro. And all three agreed to serve as corporate co-co-chairs of the JDRF Greensboro One Walk on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Country Park.
Schiffman, who was the last of the three to sign on, said, “Because of my travel schedule, I was the last one to learn about the three-chair strategy. But when I heard what Jay and Kelly had already agreed to – and when I saw them put on their ‘Cat in the Hat’ hats in honor of the Dr. Seuss on the Loose walk theme – I was all in.”
Harris said, “How could we say no to this opportunity? Chairing the Walk is a chance for us to make a real difference for the millions of people living with diabetes – both in our community and around the world.”
Harrill said, “I felt right away that working with my buddies for such an important cause was the right thing to do for us, for people with T1D, and for our businesses. More than a thousand passionate people will join us at the One Walk. And they’ll have one goal in mind: To raise as much money as possible to put an end to diabetes.”
The “three cool Cats (in the Hats)” as they are now known in the JDRF community have been hard at work and the Greensboro One Walk is on track to raise over $300,000.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Its mission is to improve lives by accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. Since its inception JDRF has invested more than $2 billion in research funding
If you’d like to join the “three cool Cats (in the Hats) to help raise money for T1D research you can register online at tinyurl.com/JDRFGreensboroWalk2019 or call 336-455-7902.