We are so excited to announce our 2019 Gala Honoree! Drum roll please…
This year we are proud to be honoring longtime JDRF supporters, the Deeney Family. Tom and Lorraine Deeney, and their children Jason & Nicole Bintliff, Jonathan & Jacquelyn Chain, Brian Deeney and Patricia Deeney first became involved with JDRF more than 30 years ago when Brian was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at the age of two. Since that time, they have been leaders in the fight to find a cure for T1D.
Tom & Lorraine began with an annual Beef & Beer “Evening with the Quaile’s – Dance for the Cure”. Tom then joined the South Jersey Board and the family took on a greater role. Through the family’s leadership and philanthropic efforts, they led the growth of the South Jersey Walk to Cure Diabetes event, now called One Walk, by encouraging corporate and family teams to get involved. They ran the Registration and Accounting tents and then cooked hot dogs on their grill for everyone after the walk. When the Walk first started, there were approximately 200 walkers raising $20,000. The South Jersey Walk Program now includes two locations – Camden County and the Wildwood Boardwalk which combined attract more than 9,000 participants and raise more than $700,000 annually to support critically needed research to find a cure for T1D and its complications.
In addition to being significant financial contributors the Deeney family is involved with every event put on each year, including our golf tournament, annual summit, ride program, gala, volunteering on several committees and holding various board positions. Tom also served on the Audit Committee of the JDRF International Board.
We can’t wait to honor such a deserving family who has helped to make the JDRF South Jersey chapter the success that we are today! Use the link below if you would like to join us in honoring the Deeney’s by attending, placing a congratulatory message in the program book for the evening or making a Fund A Cure donation for the event: https://jdrf-southjersey.ejoinme.org/gala2019