Thank you to our 2019 Hope Gala sponsors, attendees, auction donors, volunteers and ambassadors for making this year’s Gala such a success. We had a sold out ballroom, exciting Live and Silent auctions, and a wonderful family share their personal story with T1D before Fund a Cure. Your generosity helped us to raise about $2 million for JDRF!
Fund a Cure
Fund a Cure is the cornerstone of the Hope Gala, where 100% of the donations go directly into supporting the JDRF mission to fund research to cure, treatment and prevent Type 1 Diabetes. This year, we were honored with Chris and Anna Miller sharing the story of their young son Emmett who was diagnosed at 19 months old. Click here to view their full story, and it’s not too late to donate to fund a cure!
For more information please contact Laura Garbukas
2019 Hope Gala Youth Ambassadors
This year, our Youth Ambassadors played a significant role in the success of the Hope Gala. After greeting guests and helping us capture moments using Instapix cameras, our Ambassadors kicked off the evening with a soaring rendition of ‘This Is Me’ from the hit musical, The Greatest Showman. They continued by helping present live auction items including two Golden Doodle Puppies and a beautiful art piece they all worked on with artist, Melissa Payne Baker. We will be developing the Youth Ambassador program, so stay tuned this summer if you have an interest in participating!