Virtual 2020 JDRF Hope Gala

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The JDRF Hope Gala is going virtual this year! While we can’t gather in person, we are still excited to come together virtually for an evening of inspiration and a weekend of all your Gala favorites including a silent auction, raffle and Fund A Cure!

Everyone is invited to join us May 21st – 24th for your chance to bid on some fantastic packages, enter an exclusive raffle, and support a future where type one is type none.

You can register for free today to take part in all these exciting moments, plus access to the live stream on Thursday, May 21st at 7:00 PM CST for the official Virtual JDRF Hope Gala Kickoff! The Kickoff will be hosted by our amazing honorees, Derek & Emily Rapp, and feature some guest appearances from our Fund A Cure Family, the Moots family, and all our Youth Ambassadors. It’s all the excitement of the Gala from the comfort of your own home!



Registration is fast and free, so invite all your friends, family or anyone else to join in the Gala fun from May 21st – May 24th.

To register just go to

Once you’re registered, you’ll not only receive access to the Kickoff livestream, silent auction and raffle, but you’ll also get updates on hot auction items, Fund A Cure progress, and other exciting Gala news!


Silent Auction & Raffle:

The silent auction is always one of the most fun parts of the Hope Gala and this year is no different. You’ll be able to easily bid on items straight from your phone or computer all weekend! There are so many exciting items including delicious wines, signed sports memorabilia, unique adventures, and an exclusive section this year – the T1D Timeline

This year is JDRF’s 50th anniversary. As we look back on the progress that’s been made for those living with T1D we never lose sight of the people we do this for. Everyone living with T1D daily is a champion and inspiration. In the T1D Timeline you will find stories of individuals living with T1D for the past 50 years, from 50 years to recently diagnosed, and basket donated in their honor that reflects a piece of their personality. Follow us on Facebook as we learn more about each one of these T1D champions next week!

Not only is there a silent auction full of amazing items, but there is also a limited sale raffle. You don’t want to miss your chance to purchase 1 of only 100 raffle tickets available!


Fund A Cure: 

Fund A Cure is an opportunity to make an impact on the lives of people living with T1D and their loved ones through a 100% tax-deductible donation, which will accelerate life-changing research. Fund A Cure donations will be invested in JDRF’s effective and focused research agenda aimed to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until there is a cure. Your generous support is more critical than ever and puts us one step closer to creating a world without type 1 diabetes.


Host a “Table”:

Even though we can’t gather in person, there are so many ways to still be together and have a night of fun hosting your own virtual cocktail party.

Hosting a “table” is as easy as gathering your friends together for a virtual call. It’s your chance to not only have fun, but share why JDRF is important to you, encourage a little bidding and inspire your guests to support JDRF’s mission through a Fund A Cure gift.

You can even make it truly feel like the Hope Gala with a little creativity such as:

  • Encouraging your guest to get dressed up (or down!). You can go all out with full Gala attire, wear JDRF blue or even find something sparkly to honor JDRF’s golden anniversary
  • Finding a signature drink everyone can experiment with
  • Schedule a delivery of tasty treats to your guests before your virtual cocktail party starts

If you’re interested in being a “table host” or you can learn more here.


Thank you so much for your continued support. We hope to see all of you at the Virtual JDRF Hope Gala Kickoff on May 21st.