JDRF South Jersey Chapter’s Passport to Greece Record Breaking Gala

To all of you who joined the JDRF South Jersey Chapter and Gala Co-Chairs, Cindy Kramer and Lori Reiner Rovins, on April 13th, THANK YOU! It was a spectacular evening in so many ways. The generosity shown by our guests, was truly inspirational and in turn the fundraising was remarkable!

This year’s gala proved to be a record-breaking night for the JDRF South Jersey Chapter. We are proud to announce we raised over $555,000 for JDRF’s mission and T1D research.

This year the South Jersey chapter was thrilled to be honoring long-time JDRF supporters, Thomas and Lorraine Deeney and their children Jason & Nicole Bintliff, Jonathan & Jacquelyn Chain, Brian Deeney and Sarah Orfanos and Patricia Deeney. The Deeney family first became involved with JDRF more than 30 years ago when Brian was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at the age of two. Since that time, they have been leaders in the fight to find a cure for T1D.

Also being honored that night was Michelle Laranko, RN, CDE as the Distinguished Service Award Recipient. Michelle, who also has type 1 diabetes, has dedicated her life to helping others understand and manage this disease.

If you happen to miss some of the gala program that evening, please see below for just a few of the many highlights and a link to view more photos. Enjoy!

Evening Highlights

2019 Gala Honorees:

The Deeney Family

2019 Distinguished Service Award Recipient: 

Michelle Laranko, RN, CDE


2019 Fund A Cure Speakers:

Gillian and Taylor Hessler

Accompanied by Amanda Colangelo, Brooke Weldon, Alexandria West, Sarah Silk, Jameson Novotny, Zoey LaCerra, Giana Trigiani, Jennifer Lee Frank Laranko, Shara Bialo, Anthony Tropea, Stephanie Fanok, Abbey Gill, Robert O’Brien, Brian Deeney, Holden Riefenstahl, Jacob Florio,  Brooke, Natalie Husenica

2019 Gala Co-Chairs:

Cindy Kramer and Lori Reiner Rovins

View more photos on the South Jersey Chapter’s Facebook page