On behalf of the millions of people living with type 1 diabetes, we invite you to attend the ultimate party with a purpose. In the eyes of a child living bravely with type 1 diabetes, nothing could be more wonderful than a cure!
JDRF invites you to be a part of the 16th Annual Promise Gala, Mad for a Cure! Join us Saturday October 13th at the Cedar Rapids Marriott, as we honor Dorea Burkamper for her support and commitment to our mission.
With more than 550 prominent guests, the Gala will feature a complimentary cocktail reception, classic dining experience, spectacular entertainment and signature live and silent auctions. We invite you to support this event and, most importantly, the research that will help find a cure.
As you read this, two amazing breakthroughs stand at the ready to change the world. The Artificial Pancreas, funded by JDRF, is available on the market in the United States, at this very moment. Encapsulated insulin-producing cells are currently being tested in human clinical trials and will revolutionize how people with T1D live and stay healthy as we work towards the biological cure. Locally, JDRF works tirelessly to provide the support and hope that families so desperately need.
You have the opportunity to help deliver the cure by supporting the Promise Gala and JDRF’s research efforts; there is no time to waste. With your support, history will record diabetes as the first non-infectious chronic disease to be eradicated.
Your support will help JDRF change the world.
For the JDRF Gala room block at the Cedar Rapids Marriott, please click HERE
Please see below for a list of our amazing Promise Gala Sponsors who have continued to support JDRF and our mission year after year:
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and because of generous donor and partner support, we have been able to direct over $2 billion toward research. JDRF is an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. JDRF collaborates with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Our vision is to create a world without T1D. For more information, please visit jdrf.org or follow us on Twitter: @JDRF.