JDRF Long Island is pleased to present One Night in Vegas.
This fun filled night will have delicious food, cocktails, dancing, silent and live auction, and gambling for fabulous prizes.
About JDRF and type 1 diabetes (T1D). T1D is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. The goal of JDRF is to improve the lives of every person affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing the disease. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, non-traumatic lower limb amputations, and new cases of blindness among adults in the United States. Each year, more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults – approximately 80 people per day – are diagnosed with T1D in the United States. T1D accounts for $14.9 billion in health care costs in the United States each year.
For every 200 employees at a company, 10 will have diabetes and about 5% of Americans with diabetes have T1D. The annual cost of healthcare for each person in the US with diabetes is $11,700 compared to $4,400 for each person without diabetes.
JDRF Long Island is pleased to present One Night in Vegas. This event is a festive evening featuring casino style gambling for prizes, fine food, spirits and entertainment. A silent auction and raffle of high-end items, services, and getaways round out the entertainment. All proceeds from this event will benefit the world’s most promising and cutting-edge diabetes research.
James M. Maisel, MD, FAA
Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology
Chairman, Retina Group of New York
When & Where:
Friday, March 24, 2017
VIP Reception & Private Wine Tasting 6:30 PM
Event Begins 7:30 PM
Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, NY
Why Support JDRF’s One Night in Vegas Event:
More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research related education. JDRF maintains one of the best records among not-for-profit organizations in effectively using supporters’ contributions. One Night in Vegas is one of Long Island’s premier events, providing a valuable return on your business investment through the endless networking and marketing opportunities. For more information, visit the JDRF website at www.jdrf.org.
Carrie Pearlman & Robert Parant
Tickets are $150 each, VIP tickets are $175 each. Sponsorship levels start at $500 and include event tickets.
For more information, please call Joann Flick, Director of Development at (631) 768-3387 or firstname.lastname@example.org