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Go Daddy's Shoes Were Made for Walking…To Help Cure Juvenile Diabetes

November 03
14:08 2008

Host NewsSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – With shoes tied tight, more than 750 Go Daddy participants were among those who walked to help raise a forecasted $2.1 million for juvenile diabetes research Saturday. The “Walk to Cure Diabetes” was held by the non-profit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF) Desert Southwest Chapter.

This is the second consecutive year Go Daddy was the title sponsor for the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes event held at Tempe Town Lake in Tempe, Arizona. The event is the largest family-friendly walk in Arizona and the largest JDRF walk in the world.

Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons donated $125,000 to help with continued juvenile diabetes research. The Go Daddy corporate team raised an additional $10,000 in donations for the cause. Go Daddy did more than donate money too, breaking the chapter’s all-time record for participants representing any one corporate team, with employees, families, friends and pets walking in the JDRF Tempe event.

“Our Go Daddy employees are passionate, enthusiastic, energetic people who want to make a difference,” said Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons. “Helping in the fight to cure Type 1 Diabetes is important to us, especially when you consider how many people are affected by this devastating disease. This walk was a way we could raise money and awareness, plus have a good time doing it.”

Diabetes affects 246 million people worldwide. In the U.S., a new case of diabetes is diagnosed every 30 seconds and more than 1.5 million people are diagnosed each year.

“Go Daddy is committed to supporting the community they serve and also their employees,” said JDRF Desert Southwest Chapter Board of Directors President Einar Seadler. “Bringing together more than 750 walkers Saturday shows their passion and partnership in finding a cure for diabetes. JDRF depends on Bob Parsons and his entire team to make a difference.”

In 2008, Go Daddy has helped organizations dedicated to a variety of causes, including, child abuse, domestic violence victims, Parkinson’s research, flood victims, injured veterans, animal shelters and homeless teenagers. Go Daddy donated nearly $1.5 million to various charities last year and has already surpassed that amount in contributions this year.

Go Daddy is the world’s largest domain registrar and a world leader in Web hosting. Go Daddy is also the second largest provider of SSL Certificates. Go Daddy serves six million customers worldwide providing an array of products for customers to create and maintain an online presence, all backed with 24/7 industry best customer service.

For more information about JDRF, please visit www.JDRF.org.

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About The Go Daddy Group, Inc.
Go Daddy is a leading provider of services that enable individuals and businesses to establish, maintain and evolve an online presence. Go Daddy provides a variety of domain name registration plans and Web site design and hosting packages, as well as a broad array of on-demand services. These include products such as SSL Certificates, Domains by Proxy private registration, ecommerce Web site hosting, blog templates and blog software, podcast packages and online photo hosting. The Go Daddy Group, Inc. has more than 32 million domain names under management. Go Daddy registers, renews or transfers a domain name every second. GoDaddy.com is the world’s No. 1 domain name registrar according to Name Intelligence, Inc. GoDaddy.com is also rated the world’s largest hostname provider according to Netcraft Ltd. During 2007, The Go Daddy Group registered more than one-third of all domain names registered in the top six generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, including .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz and .mobi.

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