Join us in support of our Fighting for the Cure Gala- Fund A Cure Chair, Miriam Freeman.
Miriam's Fund A Cure Goal = $10,000.00
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type one diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF New Mexico Chapter supports 1,600+ T1D families statewide. The One Night Gala, driven by volunteer leadership, will raise more than $380,000 for life-saving research.
T1D is something that impacts my life each and every day. Growing up with my father who is type 1, I was familiar with the struggle to keep your blood sugars balanced and the fear that comes with calling 911 when low blood sugar levels cause seizures and unresponsiveness. One day me and my brother asked if we could check our blood sugar. That’s how I found out that I am type 1 too. I was 10 years old.
Not too long after I was diagnosed, I was having breakfast and suddenly fell to the floor in a seizure due to low blood sugars. Hypoglycemia is a reality for diabetics and is something we face regularly. It comes with low blood sugars and terrible insulin reactions.
I was always told I couldn’t have children as a kid because maintaining blood sugar levels is tricky and complications during pregnancy can occur. After working diligently with my doctor- even being told by one doctor that I should just adopt- my husband and I were blessed with two wonderful children, Hannah and Matthew.
Being diabetic is a daily struggle. Some days are not great and others I feel awesome. Overall, I wouldn’t be me if I wasn’t type 1. It has shaped me to be the person I am today.
As this year’s Fund A Cure Chair, I urge you to consider giving a generous donation to our cause. I have personally set a $10,000 Fund A Cure goal and would be grateful for your help!
Fund A Cure is an opportunity to make an impact on the lives of people living with T1D and their loved ones. 100% of your Fund A Cure donation goes to JDRF research and is tax-deductible.
JDRF has made an impact on my life and the lives of my family and friends.
Thank you for your support and consideration!
JDRF New Mexico Gala
The Gala Committee and New Mexico Board of Directors invite you to join the fight to knock out type 1 diabetes.
The JDRF New Mexico Gala is a unique evening featuring an elegant cocktail party with hosted bar, silent auction with electronic bidding, gourmet dinner with wine pairings, live auction and JDRF’s signature Fund A Cure.
Saturday, April 1, 2017
6:00 pm Cocktails & Silent Auction
7:30 pm Dinner
8:30 pm Live Auction & Fund A Cure
9:30 pm After Party
Hyatt Tamaya Resort & Spa
1300 Tuyuna Trail, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, 87004
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The Hyatt Tamaya Resort provides a special JDRF discount to guests who decide to stay over on Gala night. The rate is $179 per night plus applicable taxes and fees. A limited number of special room rates are available. All reservations must be made no later than Saturday, March 11, 2017.
Book directly through the Hyatt Tamaya Resort by calling 505-867-1234 or go to bit.ly/tamaya2017. Be sure to mention JDRF Gala when booking.
All-white cocktail attire.
All donations are directed to JDRF research programs.
Please check back for additional information and updates.
Thank You to our Sponsors
Believe Sponsor: Mr. & Mrs. Steve & Marilyn Kraft
Dream Sponsors: Highway Supply Co. and Mr. & Mrs. Howard & Judy Mock
Inspiration Sponsors: B&D Industries, Davis Advisory Group, Albuquerque Image Products, and Downey & Company
Hope Sponsors: DaVita Medical Group, New Mexico Bank & Trust, Mike's Quality Painting, Nick & Judy LoBue, Albuquerque Isotopes, Woods Design Builders, Inc. and The Color Company
Underwriting Sponsor: Simply Design
Youth Ambassador Sponsors: Anything Graphic, Advanced Business Design and Design 564
In-Kind Sponsor: Desert Paper & Envelope and Golden Crown Panaderia
Media Sponsors: KRQE News 13 and FOX New Mexico
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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.
JDRF New Mexico
6100 Indian School NE Suite 110
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
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