As one of Naples’ premier social events, the JDRF Hope Gala is a black-tie optional event that benefits the JDRF South Gulf Coast Chapter. For more than 13 years, over 300 prominent philanthropic community leaders join together for a seated dinner, silent and live auctions and live entertainment.
More than 300 guests are expected to attend the 2019 Hope Gala in support of JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The event is scheduled for March 2, 2019 at the Ritz Carlton Beach Resort. Proceeds from the event will fund diabetes research focused on curing, preventing, and treating T1D. The 2019 Hope Gala theme will be “Unlock the Cure."
Adam and Ashley Gerry will be presented with the JDRF South Gulf Coast Honoree Award at the Hope Gala. As honorees, Adam and Ashley will be recognized for their support of type 1 diabetes research and their commitment to JDRF’s mission.
Gala chairs, Robin Marcus and Debbie Nuzzo, will present the award to our Honorees.
The black tie optional event will include a cocktail reception, a multi-course dinner, exciting silent and live auctions, entertainment, and JDRF’s signature Fund A Cure program—in which 100 percent of tax-deductible contributions drive research for artificial pancreas technology, beta cell replacement therapies, and other critical JDRF research priorities. The JDRF Hope Gala, a premier gala in Naples, is not to be missed.
“Everyone who comes out to support the event will bring us one step closer to turning Type One into Type None. Whether you know someone affected by type 1 diabetes or not, your support will provide hope and relieve some of the burden of people and families living with T1D,” said Kathy Cleeland, JDRF South Gulf Coast Executive Director. “We are grateful for the incredible support of all our sponsors, donors and guests of the JDRF Hope Gala, including Robin Marcus, Debbie Nuzzo, and Adam and Ashley Gerry. Together, we are helping fund important T1D research for the 1.25 million Americans with this serious disease. We are confident we can reach our vision of a world without T1D.”
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and because of generous donor and partner support, we have been able to direct over $2 billion toward research. JDRF is an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. JDRF collaborates with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Our vision is to create a world without T1D. For more information, please visit jdrf.org or follow us on Twitter: @JDRF.
JDRF South Gulf Coast Chapter
3369 Pine Ridge Road
Naples, FL 34109