04 May 2010

JDRF GALA with Kool & the Gang

The JDRF Dream Gala has raised more than $10 million for diabetes research since 1999. This year, I co-emceed the event with culture expert and veteran youth pastor, Mark Matlock. JDRF Ambassadors present one of the live auction items, "The Faces of Diabetes" one of a kind artwork created by some of the Ambassadors and JDRF supporter, Marsha Benda. It is a mixed media on canvas piece of the children's self-portraits. A winner had the lucky key that opened this treasure chest which contained gorgeous jewelry. He made his wife very happy for Mother's Day! Dallas Mayor, Tom Leppert, spoke about the importance of research in Dallas and the state for Type 1 Diabetes and expressed why he supports JDRF as the leader of diabetic research. Here I am with some of my guests who came out to support JDRF. We were revved up and ready to hit the dance floor to the tunes of Kool & the Gang. Kool and the Gang opened to a full dance floor! And they were awesome to talk to post-concert, taking time to take a few pics after their phenomenal performance. Stay tuned for next year's incredible JDRF Gala!

Your donations to help find a cure for diabetes are always appreciated! Your donations are 100% tax deductible. You can now donate online through a secure web site by clicking here!

If you wish to send in a check, you can send it to:

JDRF Greater Dallas Chapter

9400 N.Central Expressway, #1201

Dallas, TX 75231

Telephone: (214) 373-9808