2021 JDRF Greater New England Virtual Gala – Auction Preview!

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It’s a new year and JDRF Greater New England is counting down the days to Saturday, May 8 for our One Night, One Hope, One Virtual Gala! Thanks to the amazing generosity from our community that has ensured the success of our auction year after year. Don’t miss the chance to bid on our auction of fun, unique, and sensational packages!

Register today at bit.ly/JDRFGalaRegisterToBid2021 to receive a text once bidding goes live next week and an invitation to watch the livestream program on May 8.

Autographed Jersey: Carlton Fisk 

Value: $600

A framed, autographed Carlton Fisk jersey! Carlton Fisk, nicknamed “Pudge” and “The Commander”, is an American former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a catcher from 1969 to 1993 for the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox. He was the first player to be unanimously voted American League Rookie of the Year. Generously donated by Rebecca and Bill Power.



Ice Cream Truck Party for 20

Value: $300

Just in time for summer—enjoy a private ice cream truck stop and ice cream party for 20! Smiles by the Mile Ice Cream is an adorable vintage ice cream truck serving Quincy, MA, the surrounding towns, and the South Shore. Serving ice cream novelties with a smile! Generously donated by Smiles by the Mile Ice Cream.



Tiki Hut Boat Tour

Value: $210

Climb aboard the Tiki Time and shake off your stress with a gift voucher for six to enjoy a 90-minute Tiki Boat tour around beautiful and historical Salem Harbor. There is a full bar and bathroom on-board! Generously donated by Tiki Hut Boat Corp.





MZ Wallace Metro Tote Deluxe

Value: $285

Designed to do even more, the Medium Metro Tote Deluxe adds new, innovative features to our best-selling Metro Tote silhouette. With a luggage sleeve, two exterior slip pockets, two zippered collar pockets and a removable, adjustable crossbody strap, it’s ready for the office, the gym, the airport—and wherever else your day takes you. Generously donated by Dawn and Jeff McGrew.


“Bee in Your Bonnet” Basket

Value: $75

All from the hills of Middlesex County, this basket contains 20 ounces of locally sourced honey from the beehives of JK Honey in Dunstable, MA. This local T1D beekeeper’s basket includes pure beeswax candles, creamed honey (great for toast and brie), five small honey sticks (perfect for low blood sugars) and bee tree lavender lotion compliments of the Colony in Tyngsboro. The basket is capped off with Honey Bound Blueberry Mead and two handcrafted bee masks that are double lined as well as adjustable for comfort. Generously donated by Kieran Meehan.


Spa Day: Jesamondo Salon & Spa

Value: $500

Pamper yourself or a loved one with this gift certificate for an IPL Photo Facial, plus gel manicure and pedicure at Jesamondo Salon & Spa in Natick. Generously donated by Jesamondo Salon & Spa.






Bertello Wood Fire & Gas Outdoor Pizza Oven

Value: $320

As seen on Shark Tank: The Bertello Wood Fire & Gas Outdoor Pizza Oven! This pizza oven aims to make it easy for you to create the most authentic gas, charcoal and wood fired outdoor pizza! At over 930 degrees Fahrenheit (500 degrees Celsius), The Bertello Pizza Oven can cook a Neapolitan pizza in less than two minutes while still achieving authentic brick oven pizza! Generously donated by Cathy and Steve Walter.


Virtual Wine Tasting: Bouchaine Winery

Value: $200

Bring Napa Valley to your home with a Bouchaine Virtual Wine Tasting Experience. Enjoy three bottles of premier wines from the winery that will be sent to the winner! Generously donated by Bouchaine Virtual Wine Tasting.






Don’t miss out on these great auction items, and more! Register today for the JDRF Greater New England—One Virtual Gala by texting JDRFGNEGALA2021 to 243725. To join us and learn more about the Gala on Saturday, May 8, visit: bit.ly/JDRFGalaRegisterToBid2021.


We are incredibly grateful to the 2021 JDRF Greater New England—One Virtual Gala Auction Sponsor, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.