When I was 12 years old, I remember getting up early to make the run to Beat the Bridge. My dad and I ran it together as one of our close family friends suffers from Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). There were years that our entire neighborhood would do the run to help create a world without T1D. Now, hitting the 35th anniversary of the run, I am humbled to have been a part of it and grateful to the Nordstrom family for sponsoring such a historic event year after year.
This year, Global Threads partnered with some Nordstrom employees to help fundraise by providing low margin sweatshirts that were sold at their corporate headquarters in Seattle. For each sweatshirt sold, money was donated to the Beat the Bridge campaign. Being a part of Beat the Bridge taught me at a young age that every little bit counts and it was an honor to be a part of something so powerful this year on a larger scale.
The Nordstrom employee’s partnership with Global Threads for Beat the Bridge just further proves the impact that one person can make on a community. When we started this company as a way to connect students abroad I never imagined the potential impact we could have as a company at home. This is just the beginning of Global Threads corporate involvement to benefit local non-profit organizations. I hope to continue this partnership with Nordstrom employees in years to come as this opens the door to many future opportunities.