September 5, 2010 | MDI Group, a leading provider of IT workforce solutions to mid-sized to Fortune 500 clients nationwide, today announced that its Dallas office will sponsor the American Diabetes Association’s signature fundraising event – the  Step Out walk to fight diabetes, and that it will send a corporate team of walkers to join  the 2000+-person walking and fundraising group on October 30th.   The Dallas event, one of many throughout the nation, begins at the Rangers Ballpark at 10 AM, and will raise money to provide diabetes education programs in local communities, protect the rights of people with diabetes, and fund critical research for a cure. In 2009, more than 100,000 walkers joined together for the cause, contributing to the event that has raised more than $20 million to help fight the disease of diabetes.

Says Connie Chiasson, MDI Group President, “MDI Group has always has a deep commitment to both volunteer and financial support of philanthropies around the globe and in the local markets we serve – it’s something that’s always been extremely important to our CEO Ella Koscik and each of our branch offices has really taken that corporate culture to heart in supporting causes that are meaningful to them. Our Dallas office felt strongly that the ADA Step Out event provided a significant opportunity to give back to the community in an interactive way to show their support and to help fight this disease that hits so close to home for many of us.”  

The nationwide Step Out events are part of the ADA’s larger ‘Stop Diabetes’ movement, dedicated to ending the devastating toll that diabetes takes on millions of individuals and families across the nation. ADA events are designed to inspire and mobilize the general public, volunteers, donors, corporations and the scientific and medical communities to rally around our cause and ADA’s call to “share, act, learn, and give.” Through these actions, millions will have the chance to get involved and help 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.

About The American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to stop diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by 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. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org.

About MDI Group

MDI Group is a premier IT Workforce Solutions provider with more than 20 years expertise in finding ‘best-fit’ IT talent for mid-sized to Fortune 500 clients nationwide. Offering IT Staffing Solutions and Contingent Workforce Management, MDI Group has recorded profitable growth every year since it was established in 1988. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, MDI Group has also been named one of Atlanta’s 40 best places to work. To learn more about MDI Group, please visit www.mdigroup.com.