Despite the pandemic and Hurricane Zeta, Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett’s JDRF One Walk Marching 4 McFaull team did an excellent job fundraising for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s (JDRF) annual event, which went virtual this year. The team, as well as individual member Alan Brackett, earned recognition in the Fearle$$ 50, which represents the top 50 fundraising teams and individuals for 2020’s JDRF One Walk. Of the 91 teams that joined the walk in 2019, Marching for McFaull was the number one donor.
The firm started participating in the JDRF One Walk as a tribute to our forever colleague, Jordan McFaull, who passed away from Type 1 Diabetes in 2015. Jordan’s parents also earned recognition as top fundraisers in the Fearle$$ 50.
MBLB was also happy to partner with the JDRF One Walk this year as a corporate sponsor for the event. In 2018, the firm formally adopted JDRF as the firm’s philanthropic charity and matches the funds raised by our team.
2020 marks the sixth year that our team walked (albeit virtually) to help JDRF continue to fund life-changing type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The goal is to help create a world without T1D. T1D is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin—a hormone essential to turning food into energy. It strikes both children and adults and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure—yet.
Thank you to everyone who supported the cause and our friend, Jordan.
ABOUT JORDAN MCFAULL
Jordan McFaull, who was a graduate of Tulane University and Loyola University College of Law, joined Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett after passing the bar in 2014. He passed away unexpectedly in 2015 as a result of complications from Type 1 Diabetes. Jordan was an industrious and resourceful attorney and a cheerful addition to our firm. He is missed by everyone with whom he worked. We will be walking in his honor.
As Jordan’s father, Rod McFaull, wrote to us after the 2016 One Walk,
“Diabetes is a devastating disease, much more than people realize. I am so thankful for the firm’s willingness to help defeat this terrible disease in Jordan’s name. As the firm’s goal kept rising and being met and then surpassed again, I sensed Jordan’s spirit saying: “… press on, press on, and don’t stop.”