20th Anniversary JDRF Hope Gala

October 13, 2018, Des Moines, IA
5:00 pm

Honoring Dr. & Mrs. Larry & Margie Nelson

Join us for this milestone event! Celebrating the heroes who have inspired the fight to cure, prevent & treat type 1 diabetes. Beautiful decor, fine dining, live entertainment and upscale auction packages will make this 20th anniversary event a night to remember!


Event Details

5:00 - Cocktails & Silent Auction

Silent Auction Presented by Diabetic Equipment & Supplies, LLC.

7:00 - Seated Dinner, Live Auction & Fund A Cure

9:30 - Live Entertainment

The Dueling Pianos of Mike Leeds & Andy Anderson

Presented by NCMIC Group, Inc.


Regional Partner

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Regional Partner

Promise Partners

Silent Auction Partner

Belief Partners

Hope Partners

Entertainment Partner

In-Kind Partners


2018 Star of Hope Recipients – Dr. & Mrs. Larry & Margie Nelson

Past Honorees

2017 Star of Hope Recipient – Josh Cook, Community Choice Credit Union

2016 Star of Hope Recipients – Ed & Christine Collinet, Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines

2015 Star of Hope Recipient – David Stark, Blank Children’s Hospital UnityPoint Health

2014 Star of Hope Recipient – Gerry Neugent, Knapp Properties


Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center

833 5th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

Event Contact

Michelle Weigel
515-802-3220 | mweigel@jdrf.org