“The JDRF Ride is an event I have participated in for years with my company, BentallGreenOak. It is a great way to connect with colleagues and friends in the real estate industry (as part of the Real Estate Ride!) to support a great cause.
In early 2021, my participation in the JDRF Ride and with JDRF in general, took on new meaning when my then four-year-old niece, Georgia Tanaka, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. T1D is a tough diagnosis for anyone – but especially for someone so young (and for her parents, where the responsibility for her treatment resides until she is older). I continue to participate in the JDRF Ride and support the organization so that ground-breaking research can continue and the lives of hundreds of thousands of Canadians, like Georgia, will (soon!) be a bit easier when we ultimately find a cure for T1D.”