The Los Angeles Chapter of JDRF would like to thank everyone who supported the 2018 Imagine Gala and helped to make it a tremendous success. It was wonderful to see such an amazing group of individuals come together to celebrate the extraordinary progress JDRF is making to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D). It is because of this support that we were able to raise over $1.2 million for T1D research.
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. was recognized with the T1D Corporate Champion of the Year Award for their dedication to JDRF and long-standing support of the communities where Honda associates work and live. We were also proud to honor Andy Bales, CEO of Union Rescue Mission, with the Spirit Award for his tireless support in the Los Angeles area for over 30 years through community outreach and services to individuals experiencing homelessness. As an individual with T1D, Andy is committed to supporting JDRF and positively impacting the lives of those individuals living with the disease.
The evening’s festivities also included a live and silent auction, entertainment and the opportunity to Fund A Cure. If you did not have a chance to participate in the Fund A Cure portion of the gala program, you still can make a donation to T1D research. Fund a Cure gives you the opportunity to make a donation in the increment of your choice and 100% of your Fund A Cure donation goes directly to the vital mission of JDRF. Matching gifts are also an easy way to increase your donation. Simply go to JDRF matching gifts to find out if your company participates.
Thank you again to all who were able to support the 2018 Image Gala, and we look forward to seeing you at the 16th Annual Imagine Gala in 2019!
2018 Gala Sponsors:
PLATINUM SPONSORS: Loeb & Loeb LLP • Medtronic
LIVE AUCTION SPONSOR: Millennium Media
SILVER SPONSORS: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP • Kari Allen and Family • Adrianna and Brent Anderson • Ben Leeds • City of Hope • Comerica Bank • Ken and Sherry Corday • Dennis and Bonnie Ellman • Clark and Megan Freeman • Greenberg Glusker • Lilly Diabetes • Jon and Angie Platt • Mitchell and Nina Quaranta • Stephen and Anne Rader • Sanofi • Marc and Robyn Sidoti • Adam and Amelia Stewart • UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital • Warner Bros. Television