Hope Gala a Smashing Success!

With contributions still coming in, the 18th Annual JDRF Hope Gala has so far brought in $2 million and counting for game-changing type 1 diabetes (T1D) research! This could not have been possible without our community’s stellar support.

The JDRF Capital Chapter staff would like to thank the volunteers and donors who have contributed true dedication to successful fundraising and advocacy these past few months for helping to make our season brighter.

From left to right: JDRF CEO Derek Rapp with Amy & Alan Meltzer and Barbara & Lauren Rapaport


Gala Emcee Leon Harris of NBC4

We are humbled by the leaders in our community who have given their time, resources so that we can provide funding for ground-breaking research and therapies. We would also like to send a very special thank you to our Gala leadership including: Gala Co- Chairs, Steve & Tamara Pann; Honoree, Total Wine & More; Rapaport Lifetime Service Award Winners, Doug & Shelley Lowenstein; and Fund A Cure Speaker, Ethan Pann. All of these individuals enabled the Hope Gala to be the success that it was and we are grateful for their commitment to the JDRF mission of a world without T1D.

Rapaport Lifetime Service Award Recipients Doug & Shelley Lowenstein with Barbara Rapaport

With your help, we know that a cure is possible. Thank you all for your support in making a difference in the lives of all people affected by T1D.  We hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season and we look forward to seeing you all in 2019!

Steve Ubl, PhRMA CEO, with wife Anne and their newest family member, Bud!