One Night Live Stream on Saturday, May 1st, 6:30pm -

ONE NIGHT Celebrating Champions, Accelerating Cures

May 1, 2021
7:00 pm

Honoring Paul "The Ultimate" Vaden
Presented by DEXCOM

You're invited to join us for an unforgettable evening, from the comfort of your own home, as we celebrate JDRF’s T1D champions and raise funds to accelerate cures. This entertainment-packed program will feature special celebrity appearances, inspiring stories, a premier silent & live auction and more! Sponsorship, Underwriting and VIP Watch-Party opportunities available. See below for the many ways to support T1D research!

Explore Our Event

  • 6:30 pm Pre-show—Pour a cocktail and start bidding!

    7:00 pm Livestream begins with host Frank Buckley

    7:15 pm Join us in honoring Paul “The Ultimate” Vaden

    7:30 pm Live Auction

    7:40 pm Fund a Cure presentation

    7:50 pm Entertainment by Justin Willman

    8:00 pm Raffle pull and close of silent auction

  • Click here to go to JDRF One Night Livestream

Ways to Give

Fund A Cure

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.

  • Be known as the company that is helping to create a world without T1D. Companies support JDRF because we have a solid track record of funding research efficiently and effectively.

    View Sponsorship and Underwriting details here

    Register for Sponsorship and Underwriting here

    NOTE: SPONSORSHIP GIFT BASKETS/SWAG – Deadline to be included to receive this benefit is April 15, 2021.


  • Stay at Home & Show Your Support with a V1P Watch Party — a DATE NIGHT FOR TWO ($1,000) or a TABLE WITH A TWIST ($5,000).   A VIP Watch Party automatically includes admission to One Night. Contact Elisabeth at if interested in purchasing. SOLD OUT

  • Donating an auction item is a great way to gain visibility for your business and to support critical type 1 diabetes research.


    Orange County area AUCTION LETTER and DONATION FORM


  • This year, JDRF is recognizing Fund a Cure donors on our Wall of Hope! You can learn more about the recognition levels here.
    Click here to donate to Fund a Cure, an opportunity to make an impact on the lives of people living with T1D and their loved ones through a 100% tax-deductible donation.
  • View the One Night Invitation  –

    Invite friends and family to support JDRF!  They can register as follows:

    Register at


    Text “onenight2021” to 243725.


Paul “The Ultimate” Vaden
Founder, Answer the Bell, Inc.
Retired World Boxing Champion,
Speaker, Corporate Consultant

As a retired professional boxer and World Boxing Champion, Paul “The Ultimate” Vaden uses his celebrity status to forge new partnerships, gain personal meetings with congress and raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for T1D research. Paul has devoted countless hours to the San Diego One Walk, serving in different roles, including committee member, kickoff speaker and celebrity chair. He has played an integral role in JDRF’s Advocacy, Chapter Galas, and recently served as President of JDRF’s San Diego Chapter Board of Directors.   Paul builds authentic, long-lasting relationships which has enabled him to engage JDRF partners and community leaders in the fight against T1D.

In fall of 2019, Paul Vaden was the recipient of JDRF’s Erwin Lurie Award, presented annually to chapter volunteers whose commitment to the volunteer/staff partnership has significantly advanced the mission and strategic priorities of JDRF over the past year. Vaden’s 17 years of service to the JDRF San Diego Chapter (now the Southern California Chapter) exemplifies his unwavering commitment to the T1D community.

“He selflessly dedicates his time and talents to JDRF and calls on others to ‘Answer the Bell’ to advance our shared mission,” said Aaron Kowalski, Ph. D., JDRF CEO. “We are grateful for his many years of leadership and for being the ultimate T1D Champion through his volunteerism.”


Event Sponsors




Michael & Julie Hellmers

The Skjonsby Family




Clark & Megan Freeman

Rae Sanchini & Bruce Tobey

Mitchell & Nina Quaranta

Adam & Amelia Stewart

Kari Allen & Family

The Ellman Family &


Stephen & Teresa Korniczky

Wine & Cocktail

Watch Party

Credit Card Fees

Event Contact

General Questions? Email us at - or - Christine Rhoads (San Diego area), Jane Gagne (Orange County area), Elisabeth Fleshler (Los Angeles area)
(Christine) 858-294-0730; (Jane) 657-213-7646; (Elisabeth) 213-769-6314 |;;

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