2020 JDRF Dream Gala
April 25, 2020, Dallas, TX
Honoring Fred Buttrell
The 2020 JDRF Dream Gala is in the process of being reimagined in an effort to keep our community healthy during the coronavirus pandemic. Stay tuned for future communication.
Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
Dinner and Live Auction
Live Entertainment by
Live and Silent Auctions Sponsor
Honoree and Chairs
On Saturday, April 25, 2020, JDRF will host its annual Dream Gala at the Omni Hotel to raise funds for type 1 diabetes research! This year marks the 50th anniversary of research and progress for JDRF. We will be honoring, Fred Buttrell, retired CEO of Air Medical Group Holdings and current Executive Advisor of Blue Sea Capital.
In 1993, Fred had just returned from his second tour in the Persian Gulf and was serving as a flight instructor for the F-15E Strike Eagle. After exhibiting the usual symptoms of extreme thirst, urination and weight loss, he visited the doctor for tests. While in the middle of a Naval flight across Yuma, AZ, the announcement came over dispatch, “Eagle flight return to base and get Buttrell on the ground!”. The results were in and Fred was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Needless to say, that was his last flight and he was devastated. Despite the setback, Fred has been fortunate to work in aviation all his professional life and has been working with JDRF in various capacities over the last 25 years.
Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee
Blue Sea Capital
Airbus Helicopters North America
The Omni Dallas Hotel offers a special room rate of $179 to JDRF guests on April 25. When making your reservation, please request the JDRF Dream Gala rate.
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