We are glad to have Dr. Steve Gabbe as our 2018 Promise Ball Fund A Cure Champion. Dr. Gabbe self-diagnosed himself as a T1D 50 years ago! Find out more about his story at this year’s event.
2018 Promise Ball
May 12, 2018, Columbus, OH
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Honoring Schottenstein Stores Corporation
One of Columbus’ premier gala events, the 20th annual JDRF Promise Ball brings together our community’s philanthropic leaders for an exceptional evening of socializing, entertainment and cuisine, all in support of raising critical funds for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.join
Angela is a 5-time Emmy Award winning journalist who co-anchors Central Ohio’s #1 weekday morning newscast on WBNS-10TV at 4:25 a.m., 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. She is also 10TV’s CrimeTracker 10 reporter, focusing on crime concerns and prevention in central Ohio communities.
In 2016, Angela was honored by MADD of Central Ohio with the Driven to Save Lives Award. She also co-presented a 1-hour special in October 2014 on crime prevention, focusing on women and families with a special demonstration of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. In May 2015, Angela covered Jungle Jack Hanna’s final appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman and got exclusive behind the scenes access of Columbus Zoo animals traveling to New York City. Angela says one of her most difficult assignments was covering the deadly Southeast Asia tsunami in 2004.
Community service is one of Angela’s greatest passions. She serves on several boards, including the Columbus affiliate of the Susan G. Komen For the Cure and JDRF in Central Ohio for Type 1 Diabetes. Angela has also served on the boards of Canine Companions for Independence and Columbus Fashion Week. She lends her support to other groups as well, such as Crime Stoppers of Central Ohio and the Heinzerling Foundation helping people with severe mental or physical disabilities.
Along with her five Emmys for “Best Anchor” and “Best Reporter,” Angela has received high recognition from numerous organizations, including the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, the Associated Press, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Prior to joining 10TV in August 2000, Angela worked at KSL-TV in Salt Lake City, where she was one of the first journalists in the market to certify as a county wildland firefighter. Angela also co-founded a news magazine program, China Near and Far, based out of New York City. Her journalism career began at KCAL-TV in Los Angeles.
A graduate of the University of Southern California, Angela is also a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a classical pianist. She loves to golf and proud to call central Ohio home.
Pete Scalia is excited to join the 10TV news team as co-anchor of 10TV This Morning. A Cincinnati native and proud graduate of Ohio University, Pete worked behind the scenes at numerous television stations and production facilities in his hometown while also working as on-camera and voice-over talent for a variety of corporate and commercial clients.
Pete stepped away from broadcasting for a few years to tour as a professional musician – opening for classic rockers Ted Nugent and Bad Company, and playing keyboards for a Cincinnati-based funk band produced by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bootsy Collins. He still sings and plays keyboards with his dad in their band Snidely Whiplash.
Before moving to Central Ohio in 2011 to anchor morning news, Pete was morning anchor for WKEF-TV and WRGT-TV in Dayton, Ohio. Prior to that, he was morning traffic reporter and evening spot news/helicopter reporter for WLWT-TV in Cincinnati.
Diagnosed with severe rheumatoid arthritis at age 30, and having undergone several joint replacement surgeries, Pete has been very open about the challenges of living with RA and is actively involved with the Arthritis Foundation here in Central Ohio. Given his profession, he considers it a “responsibility” to educate people about the disease and inspire others to “never give up!” Be sure to look for him at local Arthritis Foundation events, including the annual Walk to Cure Arthritis, Jingle Bell Run and Classic Auto Show and Cruise-In.
Pete, his wife Amy, and their two daughters – Lola and Sofia – are proud to call Central Ohio home. He looks forward to helping you start your day by sharing the stories that matter most to you (and having a little fun!)
6 p.m. - Cocktails and Silent Auction
7:30 p.m. - Dinner and Program
8 p.m. - Live Auction and Fund A Cure
9:30 p.m. - After Party
Fund A Cure
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.Donate
Fund A Cure Champion
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For our 20th Anniversary, we want to honor the company that founded the JDRF Central Ohio Promise Ball – Schottenstein Stores Corporation. From our first gala to One Walk, SSC has been a major supporter of our chapter since the beginning and we can’t thank them enough!
To celebrate our 20th Promise Ball, you are encouraged to dress in the 1920’s theme! Ladies, model your best flapper dresses. Men, don your best Rat Pack suits complete with hats. If you choose to dress in 2018 fashions, then black tie optional attire is preferred.
Valet parking will be provided to guests.