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Cocktails for a Cure

March 10, 2011

On Thursday, February 24th the JDRF Dallas Chapter hosted its annual Cocktails for a Cure event. JDRF would like to thank Sharyl & John Weber for generously hosting the event in their home.

Over 80 JDRF supporters attended and enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and a research presentation by Dr. Matthias von Herrath about some exciting new progress being made in diabetes research.

Stealing the show was 9 year old Kendall Tubbs, diagnosed at age 2, who shared her personal experience with type 1 diabetes.

View more photos from this event

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Fund A Cure is an opportunity to make a donation that goes 100% directly to research and is 100% tax deductible.

This year, all Fund A Cure donations will go towards advancing the Artificial Pancreas Project. The Artificial Pancreas is a “closed-loop” device that would regulate glucose levels in the body of someone with diabetes by continuously measuring the level of glucose and dispensing doses of insulin based on those measurements. It will link an insulin pump to a continuous glucose monitor, providing the right amount of insulin at the right time, just as the pancreas does in people without diabetes.

To learn more, please view the Fund A Cure Information and Form. Donations can be mailed with the form to the JDRF Dallas Office. For more information visit the Artificial Pancreas Project webpage.

Dream Gala – Saturday, March 26, 2011

Chantilly Ballroom, Hilton Anatole
Cocktail & Silent Auction – 6 pm
Dinner & Live Auction – 8 pm
Black Tie

Corporate Honoree
Dr Pepper Snapple Group

Celebrity Honoree
Bret Michaels

Entertainment
Julianne Hough

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 at (214) 373-9808.

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

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