KAR Auction Services ADESA unit is partnering with fleet management company Emkay to raise $267,000 over six years to support JDRF, which funds type 1 diabetes research.

In 2017, a nine-month JDRF fundraising campaign between the two companies raised $56,960 for JDRF. From March 1 to Nov. 30, Emkay and ADESA each made matching donations generated across 20 participating ADESA auction locations.

"More than 1 million Americans are living with type 1 diabetes — potentially impacting some of our employees, customers and their family members," said Paul Lips, chief operating officer. "By collaborating with Emkay to support JDRF and with the support of generous customers and employees, we are doing our part through our annual fundraising efforts to bring awareness to the disease and help fund diabetes research."

JDRF's research mission is to discover, develop and deliver advances that cure, better treat and prevent type 1 diabetes. It is the largest charitable supporter of type 1 diabetes research.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet