DC Hope Gala: “The Road to a Cure” Raises Over $1.3 Million!

On Saturday, November 2, 2013, the JDRF DC Hope Gala: Road to a Cure, transformed the National Building Museum into a Wizard of Oz Emerald City with entertainment by Songs of Broadway. The night was chaired by Susan Traver and Craig Walling and awards were presented to Hope Champion Jonathan Russell Legg and Hope Honoree Larry Soler and the Soler Family for their continued commitment to JDRF.

The spectacular evening raised over $1.3 million dollars. Mark Meltzer and Philip Brady gave an emotional appeal about changing Type One into Type None and shared personal stories which reflected on their experience living with T1D. Hundreds of our supporters and over 30 JDRF Youth Ambassadors were in the room to help make this happen.

Bob Schwartz and Mimi Schwartz, President JDRF Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Chapter; Liz Legg and Jonathan Legg, JDRF Hope Champion 
Susan Traver and Craig Walling, Hope Gala Chairs

For those of you, who were not able to join us for the Hope Gala but would still like to make a donation in support of the event, visit our website. You can donate through our special Fund-A-Cure program. This donation is 100% tax deductable and 100% of the donation will go to research.

Soler Family
2013 Hope Honoree: Larry Soler and the Soler Family

2013 JDRF Hope Gala Press

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