Welcome to the 16th Annual JDRF Derby After Dark "Hope for a Cure" Gala
Registration begins at 6:00PM
Gala begins at 6:30PM
Attire is Derby Casual (Nice jeans are ok and Derby hats and seersucker are encouraged!)
We would like to invite you to join us on Friday, May 5, 2017 as the JDRF Louisiana Chapter will host the 16th Annual Derby after Dark – Hope for a Cure Gala, bringing local, prominent business leaders and families from the community to L’Auberge Casino & Hotel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for an evening of fundraising and celebration. The event will benefit JDRF and type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The evening will include cocktails, food prepared by several popular local restaurants, live and silent auctions, a special Fund A Cure segment, and live entertainment. To date, the Louisiana Chapter has raised over $3.5 million dollars for resources and research.
Mrs. Sheryl Brady-Teske and Mrs. Grace Bella
Ned Fasullo and The Fabulous Big Band Orchestra
Food Generously Donated by:
Phil's Oyster Bar
Another Broken Egg
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Elliott Yamin, Recording Artist and JDRF Celebrity Ambassador
Elliott launched his recording career following his appearance onAmerican Idolas one of the top three finalists. His highly anticipated album,Elliott Yamin, debuted at Number 3 on the Billboard album chart and was the highest-debuting album by an independent artist in Sound Scan history. The self-titled disc achieved gold status in the U.S. and Japan, yielding the platinum hit, “Wait for You.”Hailed as one of the best male vocalists, Elliott would go on to release three more albums including the most recent collectionAs Time Goes By.
Having been diagnosed with T1D at the age of 16, Elliott has worked tirelessly to use his platform for advocacy, serving as a spokesperson to create awareness and raise funds for research.
Thank You to our Sponsors!
We're the stop at nothing type
JDRF exists for the millions of children, adults, and families affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) every single day. Their determination to overcome this disease strengthens ours to end it by funding life-changing T1D research.
T1D is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas loses the ability to produce insulin — a hormone essential to turning food into energy. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. It requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on injected insulin.
Your participation in JDRF events ensures that JDRF can continue funding critical T1D research. With your support, this research will continue to bring us closer to a world without T1D.
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