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Bret Michaels to be Honored at 2011 Dream Gala!

January 26, 2011

Make no mistake, Gala is all about funding diabetes research, BUT who says we can’t fund research like a rock star?

Bret Michaels is being honored at the Dream Gala on March 26, 2011 for all of his work this year in putting the issue of diabetes front & center with the American public. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 6, Bret is no stranger to the daily challenges diabetes brings. He is known for his focused passion when it comes to raising awareness and putting an end to diabetes.

Bret Michaels with daughters, Raine and Jorja

On NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, Bret shared his personal experience with diabetes with the world and won the competition.  Bret’s win on Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump catapulted the issue of diabetes into the forefront of prime time awareness. So often, diabetes is a quiet struggle, requiring those living with the disease and their families to overcome the daily obstacles that make proactive management of the highs and lows so challenging. Bret gave America an inside look into living with diabetes; showcasing the symptoms and how insulin is not a cure; only life support. Bret even shared his fear for his 9 year old, daughter Raine, as he had to emergency fly home in the heat of the competition as she had symptoms that required she be tested for diabetes. Thankfully, Raine was not officially diagnosed. Now back in good health, she is being closely watched and monitored in hope that she is not type 1.

As lead singer for the legendary rock band Poison, Bret has sold 25 million records and scored 15 chartbusting Top 40 singles including “Something to Believe In”, “Nothing But a Good Time”, “Talk Dirty to Me” and the timeless #1 smash “Every Rose Has its Thorn”. Setting his musical sights beyond Poison, Bret released his debut solo album in 2003; since, he has released two additional solo albums. Bret’s going country with his upcoming album, “Once a Cowboy, Always a Cowboy”, set to release early this year.

Bret Michaels

Bret learned the hard way that balance is the key to managing diabetes while living the rock star lifestyle. Not letting recent medical scares get the best of him, Bret has proven he is a true survivor. Bret’s shining example and the story of his personal journey remind us that every challenge also brings opportunities for growth and change. Living life always to the fullest, Bret exemplifies the rock star power in always seeking the inspirational.

Don’t miss your chance to see Bret Michaels live as he is honored at this year’s JDRF Dream Gala on March 26th. This incredible evening also features America’s favorite coach and inspirational legend Gene Stallings and native Dallasite Jeffrey Brewer, JDRF’s President & CEO. Be entertained by the talented and lovely Dancing with the Stars Champion, Julianne Hough.

Tables and tickets are still available! Tickets are $250 each and sponsorships start at $5,000.

Visit our JDRF Greater Dallas Chapter website or call (214) 373-9808 for more ways you can Party Like a Rock Star and help fund critical diabetes research for JDRF.

Dream Gala – Saturday, March 26, 2011
Chantilly Ballroom, Hilton Anatole

Cocktail & Silent Auction – 6 pm
Dinner & Live Auction – 8 pm
Black Tie

Dream Gala Chairs
Dr. Arlene Jacobs & Allen Feltman

For more information you can download the Dream Gala Info and Partnership Opportunities Brochure or contact the JDRF Dallas Office, (214) 373-9808.

To read more about the 2011 Dream Gala visit our recent blog post or visit the JDRF Dream Gala Website.


To learn more about the JDRF Dallas chapter, visit our JDRF Dallas website!

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