Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett’s walk team, Marching 4 McFaull, will once again be participating in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) One Walk. Since the event has gone virtual, MBLB will host it’s own walk and celebration of the cause on October 31, 2020. Current social distancing guidelines allow 100 people, so the walk will be limited to firm members and their families. Masks will be required, but because the event is on Halloween, we expect people will have fun with their mask selection!
While everyone at MBLB is back to work in the firm’s new office space, there hasn’t been an opportunity to really come together as a team due to the pandemic. Having a walk “in real life” provides a chance to rally in support our philanthropy, JDRF.
Five years ago, MBLB started participating in the JDRF One Walk as a tribute to colleague, Jordan McFaull, who passed away from Type 1 Diabetes in 2015. Marching 4 McFaull will continue its efforts to help the JDRF raise money for a cure and create a world without Type 1 Diabetes.
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.”
MBLB’s Commitment to JDRF
MBLB believes strongly in JDRF’s mission to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. We have formally adopted JDRF as the firm’s philanthropic charity and will be matching the funds raised by our team.
Marching 4 McFaull is walking to help JDRF continue to fund life-changing type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and 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. Your support can help change that.
By donating to or joining our team today, you can help fund research that impacts the lives of the millions of children, adults, and families challenged by T1D every day. With your support, we will help JDRF turn Type One into Type None.
Thank you to everyone who supports the cause and our friend, Jordan.
JDRF funds research that transforms the lives of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). JDRF’s goal is to find a cure, along the way driving scientific progress that delivers new treatments and therapies that make day-to-day life with T1D easier, safer and healthier. JDRF supports the best researchers doing the most promising, cutting-edge science to cure, prevent and treat T1D.