Type 1 Diabetes Youth Volunteers To Be Honored At JDRF’s Night of Heroes Gala

Mallory Armstrong  Cameron Crouse  John Henry  Emily Mefford  Molly Russell

The JDRF Alabama Chapter is pleased to announce our 2016 Youth Honorees. This year marks the first time the Chapter is recognizing youth volunteers for their contributions to JDRF’s mission. This select group has shown continued commitment and dedication to JDRF’s mission while heroically taking on T1D with great poise.

JDRF Alabama Chapter – 2016 Youth Honorees: Mallory Armstrong (Madison), Cameron Crouse (Tuscaloosa), John Henry Kirkpatrick (Birmingham), Emily Mefford (Madison) and Molly Russell (Birmingham).

These honorees will be presented with the JDRF Living & Giving Youth Honoree Award at the Night of Heroes Gala on April 16, 2016 at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center. As the Night of Heroes Honorees, these remarkable kids will be recognized for their outstanding commitment to JDRF’s mission and commitment to our goal of curing Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). This distinguished group of Type 1 kids are hard working, dedicated and show great poise while fighting for the cure that will one day impact their lives and so many others like them. Each of these young people commits countless hours of their days fundraising and participating in events such as JDRF’s OneWalk and Ride to Cure Diabetes. Additionally, they eagerly and selflessly donate time to JDRF in ways such as Continued Education, Advocacy and Awareness and the Fund A Cure program for the Annual Night of Heroes Gala. They are the faces of T1D.

More than 350 guests are expected to attend this year’s annual Night of Heroes Gala in support of JDRF. Proceeds from the event will go towards research and treatments of T1D. Last year’s gala event raised more than $470,000 for the Alabama Chapter.

This high profile black tie event will include a cocktail reception; a multi-course dinner; silent and live auctions; JDRF’s signature Fund A Cure program, during which contributions may be made directly to research; and live theatrical performances by local Type 1 kids directed and cast by Red Mountain Theatre Company. Jerry Tracey will serve as the event’s Master of Ceremonies.

Individual tickets are $250 each and table sponsorships are available. For more information on event details; sponsorship, donation and ticket options; an auction preview; advance registration and volunteer sign-up forms, please visit https://jdrf-alabama.ejoinme.org/2016nightofheroes or contact Stephanie Raymon at the JDRF Alabama Chapter at 205-421-9964 or sraymon@jdrf.org.