Join us in support of our Fighting for the Cure Gala- Honorary Chair, Ryan Jaseph.
Ryan's Fund A Cure Goal = $50,000.00
Steve and Marilyn Kraft feel so strongly that Ryan needs to know how deeply his dedication is appreciated that they will match up to $10,000.00 of the funds raised.
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.
Honorary Chair, Ryan Jaseph
A letter from Steve & Marilyn Kraft
You are receiving this letter because you are a friend, family member or business associate of Ryan Jaseph. My husband, Steve, and I met Ryan through our relationship at our bank where he was the Branch Manager. I remember thinking this fellow must be a real ‘go getter’ to have worked his way up to manager at such a young age. It didn’t take us long to realize Ryan is one of a kind. As you well know, Ryan gives his heart and soul to any venture he becomes involved with — whether it’s Rotary, JDRF, his love of family or golf. Ryan is all in!
When we talked to Ryan about our daughter, Melanie, and her 30 year plus journey with type 1 diabetes, Ryan said “Tell me more.” We told him about JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF is committed to accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. JDRF works every day to change the reality of this disease for millions of people — and to prevent anyone else from ever knowing it — by funding research, advocating for government support of research, and ensuring new therapies come to market. JDRF has funded nearly $2 billion in research to date and has made significant progress in understanding and fighting this disease.
After attending our annual gala, Ryan said “What can I do to help?!” He quickly joined the JDRF Board and to no one’s surprise was Board Chair after a couple of years. He has worked diligently to educate the community on the importance of supporting the research of JDRF as we fight to create a world without T1D. He also found a niche on the JDRF Annual Golf Tournament committee and has been instrumental in its continued success as the BEST golf tourney in Albuquerque.
We in the T1D family are always overwhelmed when someone with ‘no skin in the game because they have no personal connection to diabetes’ labors endlessly to help us find a cure. Because of Ryan’s vigorous support of JDRF, we want to honor him and say thank you. Ryan has been named the Honorary Chair of our 8th Annual JDRF New Mexico Gala, Fighting for the Cure. The Gala will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Hyatt Tamaya Resort.
Because you have a relationship with Ryan, we know he has impacted your life in a very positive way. During our gala, we have an opportunity to make donations directly to research. EVERY dollar raised in Fund a Cure is used for research. Here is your chance to tell Ryan: “You mean the world to me” by supporting a cause in which he deeply believes. A Go Fund Me page has been set up at www.onenightnm.org. Here you can tell Ryan what he has meant to you and also make a monetary donation in his name to JDRF. My husband and I feel so strongly that Ryan needs to know how deeply his dedication is appreciated that we will match up to $10,000.00 of the funds raised.
In closing, please plan to join us on April 1, 2017 as we honor this extraordinary young man and Fight for a Cure to turn Type 1 into Type None!
Marilyn and Steve Kraft
JDRF New Mexico would like to thank Ryan for his continued support and for being a great leader in our fight to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.
Ryan is a true T1D Champion.
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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