17th Annual Denim and Diamonds Gala

March 9, 2018, Baton Rouge, LA
6:00 pm

Honoring Mr. Joseph Sterkx & Mrs. Robbie Gaiennae

We would like to invite you to join us on Friday, March 9, 2018 as the JDRF Louisiana Chapter will host the "Denim & Diamonds" Hope for a Cure Gala, bringing local, prominent business leaders and families from the community to L’Auberge Casino & Hotel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for an evening of fundraising and celebration. The event will benefit JDRF and type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The evening will include cocktails, food prepared by several popular local restaurants, live and silent auctions, a special Fund A Cure segment, and live entertainment. To date, the Louisiana Chapter has raised over $3.75 million dollars for resources and research. Food Generously Donated By: Another Broken Egg BRQ City Pork Culinary Productions Cupcake Allie Curbside Burgers Ruffino's Izzo's Illegal Burrito Mansur's on the Boulevard Phil's Oyster Bar TJ Ribs Mike Anderson's Seafood Beausoleil Tsunami


Event Details

6:00 PM Guest Check In

6:30 - 8:00 PM Cocktail Reception, Silent Auction, Dinner and Live Entertainment

Enjoy a our silent auction with a cocktail from our open bar! While you shop you can enjoy food from one of our local food sponsors.

8:00 - 9:30 PM Special Live Performance, Honoree Recognition, Live Auction, Fund a Cure, Raffle Drawing

Please take your seats as the program begins. Get your paddles ready for our live auction, support type 1 diabetes research directly through Fund a Cure, and keep your fingers crossed as we announce the winner of a 2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Coupe!

Ways to Give

Fund A Cure

Fund A Cure immediately follows the Live Auction portion of the evening. 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.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in learning more about sponsorship? Email jjoffrion@jdrf.org

Already know you want to sponsor? Reserve your spot now at www.hopeforacuregala.com (then click tickets and sponsorship!)


L'Auberge Casino and Hotel

777 L'Auberge Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70820

Event Contact

Jill Joffrion
225-932-9511 | louisiana@jdrf.org