2016 Promise Ball Gala: An Evening of Gratitude

promise ball

November 12, 2016, Scottsdale, AZ
5:45 pm

Honoring The Volk Family
Presented by Gala Chair: Hollis Volk

The Promise Ball is one of Arizona's largest fundraising Galas and one of the most prestigious events attracting nearly 700 social elite and industry leaders from across the city. This guest experience includes live and silent auctions while ending the night with fabulous dancing and entertainment. This black tie event provides the perfect occasion to celebrate the amazing progress JDRF is making while raising additional money for ongoing life-changing therapies that will positively impact the lives of millions that are living day to day with this disease.


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Ways to Give

Fund A Cure

Fund A Cure immediately follows the Live Auction portion of the evening. Fund A Cure is an opportunity to make an impact on the lives of people living with T1D and their loved ones through a 100% tax-deductible donation, which will accelerate life-changing research. Fund A Cure donations will be invested in JDRF’s effective and focused research agenda aimed to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until there is a cure.


Fund A Cure

Imagine a future where people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) won’t need to take insulin for months, possibly years, at a time thanks to a small implant!   Encapsulated beta cell replacement therapies could be a game changer. They could liberate people with T1D from the burdens of managing their disease all day, every day. These therapies involve wrapping insulin-producing islet cells in a protective barrier before implanting them into the body. The barrier shields the cells from being destroyed by an attack from the immune system, but the cells are still able to sense changes in blood-sugar levels and release insulin and other required hormones whenever they’re needed.  Join us in supporting JDRF’s research for Encapsulation and one of the other six JDRF funded therapies by making a 100% tax deductible donation to Fund A Cure here.




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Thanks to the generosity of our JDRF supporters, the Promise Ball Gala: An Evening of Gratitude is SOLD OUT!

To be added to the wait list, please contact Karyn Fortin at kfortin@jdrf.org or call 602-224-1819.





The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is pleased to announce and welcome Sweet Salvage, the fabulous vintage store at 4648 N. 7th Avenue just south of Camelback, as a new collaborative partner. Known for its themed 4-day shopping experiences on the 3rd Thursday-Sunday of each month, the store and warehouse are beautifully curated and packed chock-full of unique treasures to delight many tastes. As a new partner, Sweet Salvage is generously adding their creativity and impact to the JDRF mission to turn Type One into Type None.  Please click the HERE to view the Sweet Salvage website and HERE to check out the Facebook Page!


Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

4949 E Lincoln Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Event Contact

Karyn Fortin
602-224-1819 | kfortin@jdrf.org