JDRF One Hope Gala- Roaring Towards a Cure!

May 4, 2018, Manchester, NH
6:00 pm

Honoring Maureen Toohey, Managing Partner, Toohey Law Group, LLC
Presented by JDRF Northern New England Chapter

The Northern New England Chapter of JDRF will host their annual Hope Gala- a black-tie event that brings together Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire to unite towards the goal of turning Type One into Type None. The evening features an exciting silent and live auction, coupled with an entertaining cocktail hour, dinner and live entertainment. Our goal for the Gala is to raise $250,000 for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Please join us for "Roaring Towards a Cure" where we will celebrate how far we have come toward the day when we will celebrate a cure. To learn more about the One Hope Gala and how you can participate, please contact the JDRF Northern New England Chapter at (603)222-2300 or by email at northnewengland@jdrf.org.


Event Details

Cocktail Hour and Silent Auction- 6:00 pm

6:00 pm starts check-in time for this amazing evening where we Roar Towards a Cure!  Join us from 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm for a vibrant silent auction where we will engage in a new, fun way to bid through BidPal. Make sure you submit your cell phone number during the registration process to learn more about how to bid through this exciting mobile program. We will also have cocktails from the era of mobsters, speakeasies, and flappers!

Dinner and Program- 7:00 pm

Join us for dinner and our evenings program presentation.  Sure to fill your cup with HOPE and passion to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.

Live Auction- 8:15 pm

Here is the exciting part of your night!  Bid on amazing live auction prize packages.  This auction will be sure to excite, engage, and help Roar Towards a Cure!

Live Band and Dancing- 9:00 pm

Come and break out your skills on the dance floor!  Who knows how to Charleston?  We hope that you brush off those wing tip shoes and get your fringe dresses out!  We plan to close out the night with The Souled Out Show Band and, they are sure to get your toes tapping.  Check them out here!

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.



From dining out and local adventures, to luxury getaways and once in a lifetime experiences, the JDRF Hope Gala features one of the best auctions in town! To donate an auction item, please click here. Interested in joining our committee or learning more about our auctions? Please email Christina Foster or call (603) 222-2300.


A variety of sponsorship’s are available for this year’s JDRF Hope Gala.  Table Exclusive underwriting sponsorship’s are also available.  For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please click here, or email Brian Shankey or call (603) 222-2300.


Individual tickets are available for the JDRF Hope Gala and are $250 per person. To purchase your ticket, click here. For more information on tickets and table sales, please email Christina Proulx or call (603) 222-2300.

Your Way Personal Fundraising Page

Your Way is a platform to setup personal fundraising pages to include friends, family and colleagues who can not attend the Hope Gala to contribute to JDRF’s mission.  Click here to setup a Your Way account.


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Maureen K. Toohey is the founding member of the Toohey Law Group LLC. She counsels clients regarding the strategic protection and transfer of intellectual property rights, supervises the prosecution of intellectual property portfolios, and litigates intellectual property disputes.


Past Honorees


U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen and U.S. Senator Susan Collins


Lisa Guertin, President, Anthem BlueCross BlueShield



Scott Goodrich, President of In-Building Wireless at Westell Technologies



Tom Raffio , President and CEO of Northeast Delta Dental



Ed Damiano, Ph.D. and Steven Russell, MD, Ph.D.



Stefany Shaheen,  Chief Operating Officer, Good Measures & Former National Chair, JDRF Children’s Congress


Armory Ballroom, Raddison Hotel

The Armory Ballroom was built in 1904 as the first State Armory in New Hampshire.  It is on the National Register of Historic Places, and little has been changed to the original building.  It still maintains the original brick walls and hardwood floors, and one can still see where the horse stalls were below it.  The Manchester Downtown Hotel was built around this building in 1984.  The Armory Ballroom hosts a multitude of varied events throughout the year, and has seen many presidential candidates walk through its doors for events during the NH Primary elections.  It can host events of up to one thousand guests.

700 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03103

Event Contact

Christina Proulx
(603)222-2300 | northnewengland@jdrf.org.