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Dream Gala Honoree, Bret Michaels, Raising Awareness for Diabetes on CNN

March 16, 2011

Last week, on the Piers Morgan Tonight show, Bret Michaels, lead singer of the band Poison, gave the world a glimpse into the life of a person with type 1 diabetes. During one of the shows break he called for his diabetes kit so he could check his blood sugar, something he shared he does 8-10 times a day.

Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 6, Bret explained that “back in the old days” when he was diagnosed you tested your blood sugar, with a urine sample, “It was like a science experiment,” he said.

Bret shared that diabetes and managing diabetes is complicated and all about balance. But, Bret did credit his diabetes with helping him learn self-motivation and self-discipline.

Bret also talked about the heartbreaking moment when, while on the Celebrity Apprentice, he thought his daughter might be diagnosed with diabetes.

The Dallas Chapter of JDRF will be honoring Bret Michaels at the upcoming Dream Gala for the incredible exposure and awareness that he has generated for diabetes and for his commitment to raise funds to find a cure.

Want to get personal with Bret Michaels? Read more about him in this recent Diabetes Health article.

There are limited tables and tickets available for the Dream Gala

Saturday, March 26th – get yours today before the event sells out!

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

Keynote Speaker
Gene Stallings

Master of Ceremonies
Steve Eagar, Fox 4 Anchor

Entertainment
Julianne Hough

Dream Gala Chairs
Dr. Arlene Jacobs & Allen Feltman

To purchase tickets, please download the Gala Invitation & RSVP Card
and mail, email or fax to the Greater Dallas Chapter Office.

JDRF Greater Dallas Chapter
9400 N Central Expressway, Suite 1201, Dallas TX 75231
(P) (214) 373-9808 | (F) (214) 373-6337 | (E) awoolford@jdrf.org

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

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