We just got our hands on some party photos from the October Hope Gala, which raised $2.1 Million for the JDRF of Greater Western Carolinas. Held at the Westin Charlotte on Saturday, October 22nd, the black tie evening was a rousing success, with over 700 Charlotte community leaders enjoying the cocktails, seated dinner, silent and live auctions and live entertainment.
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.