JDRF Hope Gala Raises $1.5 Million

To all of you who joined the JDRF Greater Western Carolinas Chapter and Hope Gala Chairs, Jennifer & Mike McGuire and Dr. Lauren Speas and Dr. Eric Eskioglu, on November 4th, THANK YOU! It was a spectacular evening in so many ways.  Saturday evening’s success would not have been possible without the passion, dedication and support of the Mason Family and Wells Fargo as well as the generosity of our corporate sponsors, Gala guests and our volunteers – it was truly a night to remember.  After analyzing all pre-event contributions (including sponsorships, donations, table and ticket sales) combined with the evening auction and Fund A Cure donation totals, we are proud to announce we raised over $1.5 million for JDRF’s mission and T1D research.

Please see below for just a few of the many highlights from the Gala evening.

Thanks to everyone who made this possible! Together, we WILL turn TYPE ONE into TYPE NONE.

Evening Highlights

2017 Living and Giving Award Recipients: The Mason Family

2017 Fund A Cure Speakers:
Riley Stone & Parker McGuire; Hannah Self & Ragan Arrington

To watch Parker and Riley’s speech, click here

2017 Gala Co-Chairs:
Jennifer and Mike McGuire; Dr. Lauren Speas and Dr. Eric Eskioglu

Chocolate Goldendoodle Puppy Sold for $22,000!

Click here to see all of the event images using password “JDRF”

Special THANK YOU again to all our generous
Hope Gala sponsors!