2019 JDRF Hope Gala

May 18, 2019, St. Louis, MO
5:30 pm

Honoring Laurie & Jim Theiss

We are excited to announce that this year’s event is being chaired by longtime JDRF supporters, Connie Kurowski, Angela Daubach & Lizzie Kurowski and will honor Laurie & Jim Theiss. Because this event has received such tremendous support from the community, it is currently sold out. We expect some seats to open up as we get closer to the event, so please contact Tori Freeman, 314.748.7059 or gmosil@jdrf.org to be added to the wait list. Also, please consider participating in the auction and Fund A Cure!

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2019 JDRF Greater Missouri & Southern Illinois Gala Sponsors


Jim and Laurie Theiss are teaming up with JDRF Greater Missouri & Southern Illinois Chapter to make this year’s Gala the best ever.

The Theiss’ involvement with JDRF began 16 years ago when their Taylor was diagnosed with T1D at the age of 13. The Theiss family quickly learned that there are no days off when you are living with this disease. It is a 24/7 commitment full of sleepless nights , frequent doctors visits and constant monitoring.

“We are honored and humbled to be receiving this recognition from JDRF and extremely grateful to the many hardworking people at JDRF who work tirelessly at finding a cure for TID. We are hopeful and very optimistic that a cure will be discovered in the near future. Thank you to our family and friends who have supported us tonight and every day on this journey.”

In addition to their daughter Taylor and her husband, Ethan, the Theiss’ have two other sons, Jack and Corey.


Ballpark Village

601 Clark Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63102

Event Contact

Tori Freeman
314-748-7059 | vfreeman@jdrf.org

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