JDRF Virtual Gala a Success!

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This year, the Northern California Inland Chapter hosted its first-ever VIRTUAL One Party Gala and because of YOU, we raised over $200,000!

We want to thank our amazing Honoree, Earnie Franklin, Chief Operating Officer at VSP Global, for his inspirational story and commitment to JDRF and the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community; our Fund A Cure Chairs Gabe and Sarah Tierney who highlighted the challenges for their two children, Finn and Rowan, managing the daily struggles of life with T1D. We are also deeply grateful to Mark S. Allen from ABC10 who joined us again as our event emcee and as always, brought laughter and fun to the evening!

If you missed the program or want to re-watch it, click here to view the 45 – minute recording.

The support raised at this year’s event is more important than ever as the coronavirus pandemic has put critical, life-altering research in a precarious position; disrupting momentum and impacting progress. If you missed a chance to give to our mission, you can still make an impact. Consider making a donation to Fund A Cure where all gifts are 100% tax deductible and go towards JDRF funded research. Click here to make a Fund a Cure gift today! 

Lastly, a special thank you to our Gala Co-Chairs Maribeth Eggleston and Lisa Stanton, and members of the Gala Committee including Greg Bricca, Shelly Day, Jennifer Gilbeau, and Cindy Kaiser. Because of them, we were able to transition the Gala into a virtual experience with over 450 participants from around the globe!

Make sure to mark your calendars for next year’s One Party Gala on Saturday, May 8th. If you would like to join the committee to help plan the event or help in some way, please contact Dawn Angelo at (916) 576-1377. Type 1 diabetes doesn’t take a day off, and we will continue to work toward a world without T1D!