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19th Annual JDRF Promise Gala – Going Platinum for a Cure!
February 27, 2016
CenturyLink Center Omaha
Jeanie & Ron Carson
Laura & Jeremy Baum, MD
Susan & Bill Peel
6:00 p.m. Cocktails & Silent Auction
7:30 p.m. Dinner, Live Auction, Fund A Cure & Grand Prize Drawing
9:45 p.m. Concert by Bret Michaels Band
Attire & Parking – Cocktail attire/black tie optional. Complimentary valet parking is available at North entrance.
Auction – Guest's smartphones will be used as the bidding device and guests will receive a text message with a link to start bidding. Make sure to bring your cell phone fully charged!
Menu (*denotes gluten free)
Radicchio, Spinach and Quinoa Salad*
Dinner Rolls with Butter
Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Sweet Potato Crisps and Sautéed green beans*
Flourless Chocolate Torte*
Vanilla Mouse Filled Cream Puff
For vegetarian and other dietary restriction meals, contact JDRF to pre-order.
Concert – Bret Michaels band will be playing a full concert immediately following the program. All guests are invited to attend. Please note: the majority of the concert is standing room only, so bring your dancing shoes and get ready to rock!
Fund A Cure – 100% of your Fund A Cure donations go to the vital mission of JDRF. When you hear the level at which you wish to make your tax deductible contribution, raise your bid card until your bid number is called.
Social Media – Use #JDRFGoingPlatinum and upload to Twitter and Instagram to be featured on our live social media wall at the Gala.
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.