Boston Gala

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We cordially invite you to help us “write the recipe for the cure.”

Tickets are on sale now!

32nd Annual Boston Gala
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Boston Marriott Copley Place

Honoree
Sam Talbot
Celebrity Chef, JDRF Advocate, T1D since 1989

The Main Ingredients
Nancy Jones Diabetes Champions

Outreach Champion
Joanne Thompson

Research Champions
Dr. Lori Laffel and Dr. Howard Wolpert

Advocacy Champion
Maureen Hill Collins

Presented by
Bain Capital Community Partnership

The appetizing event begins at 6 p.m. with a dash of cocktails and the silent auction, followed by the main course and live auction, ending with a dollop of dancing to Splash!

Black Tie Preferred • Limited Seating

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Sam Talbot, chef, restaurateur, author, and TV personality, is a host of AOL’s “GMC Trade Secrets.”  A semi-finalist on Bravo’s “Top Chef,” he was voted Fan Favorite in season two.  Since then, Sam has penned the Rodale-published book The Sweet Life: Diabetes Without Boundaries.  Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at age 12, he lives every hour with a profound understanding of the impact of food on life and life on food.


David Anson Russo,  self-taught artist who is recognized as one of the world’s premier interactive artists and will be creating a full-size, original painting that evening. Guests will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as they watch this piece come to life throughout the night and will then have an opportunity to bid on the painting during the live auction. David is connected to JDRF through a close friend whose son has type 1 diabetes (T1D). He designs their Walk Team’s t-shirts for the Boston Walk each year and his unique style and artistry will be featured prominently throughout the Gala this year. He has been featured in numerous newspapers and art/design publications in the United States and abroad. David has also been featured on television shows and at museums creating mazes in front of live audiences. His latest work, “What a Great Life,” focuses on artwork with a mission to touch, move and inspire the human spirit and can be viewed at http://whatagreatlife.net.

For sponsorship information or reservations, please contact Lauren Shields at (781) 431-0700 or lshields@jdrf.org.  To donate an item for our live or silent auction, including our “A Cure For…” section in honor of your loved one with T1D, please contact Kelsey Morey at (781) 431-0700 or kmorey@jdrf.org.  If you are interested in being a volunteer for the 32nd Annual Boston Gala, please mail completed Sign Up Form(s) to 60 Walnut Street, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481; email to jjones@jdrf.org; or fax to (781) 431-8836.