On October 5, 2013 the staff at Employment Background Investigations (EBI) laced up their running shoes and headed to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to participate in the American Diabetes Association’s 2013 Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes 5k (3 miles) walk. Participation in this event has become an annual tradition at EBI. One of 120 such walks held annually across the country, this event is more than good exercise; it’s a great way to raise awareness, promote healthy living, and raise money to fund educational outreach, advocacy efforts and critical research that will ultimately stop diabetes once and for all.
This is the eighth year in a row EBI has participated in this event and, once again, has run laps around its previous year’s fundraising efforts. Nearly 40% of the staff participated to raise $5,859 -- a 30% increase from 2012! “We are very proud of our employees. It’s great to know we work with passionate, caring and giving people who are ready to get involved and help others however they can. We are especially impressed with the company-wide participation in this event. It wasn’t just one department coming together. Everyone from customer service reps to executive team members got involved and showed their support.”
Team EBI’s outstanding efforts placed it in the top six of ALL Baltimore teams. Individual kudos go to our two team Captains, Joyce Good and Julie Mulhern. Joyce ranked in the top 11 of all individual Baltimore participants raising over $2,000 and Julie in the top 41 raising over $1,000. Both have been ADA Champions (meaning they’ve raised $1,000 or more) for 3 years in a row!
Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is the signature fundraising walk of the American Diabetes Association. The event has been taking place for more than 20 years and has raised more than $175,000,000 to Stop Diabetes! Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association is the only non-profit organization supporting all 25.8 million Americans living with diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Their mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes
Participation in the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is one of several ways that EBI focuses on giving back to the community. Through EBI's Just One World philanthropic initiatives, we also raise money throughout the year for numerous other charitable causes that are close to our heart. The American Diabetes Association is a client of EBI’s and through our Just One World initiative we are able to find ways to support causes important to our clients, employees, and business partners so we can give back to the community and the world.
EBI is ISO 27001:2005 Certified – the definitive standard for information security. EBI is also accredited through the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program. EBI is the only background screening firm in the world to hold both an ISO 27001:2005 Certification and to be accredited through NAPBS.
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