Boca Raton, FL (January 24, 2012) — Bluegreen Corporation (NYSE: BXG), a leading provider of Colorful Places to Live and Play, today announced that its corporate office hosted an invitation-only kick-off luncheon for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk to Cure Diabetes on Thursday, January 19, 2012.
The complimentary Walk to Cure Diabetes luncheon took place at the Boca Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida. The event was hosted by Bluegreen President and CEO John M. Maloney, Jr., along with Lisa Jensen of First Southern Bank who served as Walk Corporate Development Chairman and JDRF Board of Directors. Mr. Maloney is serving as Walk Corporate Chairman.
A core belief in Bluegreen culture is the value of philanthropy. Bluegreen believes philanthropic work benefits everyone—those who receive the philanthropic efforts and the community in which those involved with philanthropy live.
“I am honored to serve as Walk Corporate Chairman,” stated Maloney. “Our community is very supportive of the work that JDRF does, with many serving on committees, as sponsors and volunteers. I know we will maintain our steady pace of keeping awareness of diabetes and its complications in the forefront, as well as the need for financial support of research.”
JDRF is the leader of the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community, unifying global efforts to cure, treat and prevent T1D. At least 82% of donations raised are directed to JDRF’s mission of finding a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
ABOUT THE WALK
The Walk to Cure Diabetes will be hosted at the Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton on March 31. More than 2,500 people are expected to attend this family-fun day to raise funds to support research and awareness about the seriousness of the disease.
Those interested in lending support can do so through personal donations, family or school walk teams, corporate sponsorship, the sale of JDRF paper sneakers, hosting a Wrap-Around Fundraiser and so much more!
ABOUT BLUEGREEN CORPORATION
Founded in 1966 and headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, Bluegreen Corporation (NYSE:BXG) is a leading timeshare sales, marketing and resort management company. Bluegreen Resorts manages, markets and sells the Bluegreen Vacation Club, a flexible, points-based, deeded vacation ownership plan with more than 160,000 owners, over 59 owned or managed resorts, and access to more than 4,000 resorts worldwide. Bluegreen also offers a portfolio of comprehensive, turnkey, fee-based service resort management, financial services, and sales and marketing on behalf of third parties. For more information, visit http://www.bluegreenonline.com. See what Bluegreen owners are saying on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
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