Honoree: Ed & Christine Collinet of Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines
5:00 - Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
7:00 - Dinner, Live Auction and Fund A Cure
Afterwards - Entertainment by Dueling Pianos
Des Moines Downtown
101 E. Locust St.
Formal Wear Sponsor
Thanks to our Formal Wear Sponsor, Skeffington's, $10 per tuxedo & $10 per dress sold will be donated back to the event!
Other specials are available for Hope Gala attendees including, half-off any tuxedos with prices starting at $79.50 (after discount) and all dresses 20-30% off original price.
Visit www.skeffingtons.com to find a location & mention the JDRF Gala when making your reservation.
Sign up for Express Pay at Gala Registration. By participating in Express Pay, JDRF requests your credit card and billing information upon arrival at registration, allowing you to “skip” the bank at the end of the evening and proceed directly to Item Pick-Up. This is a safe, secure and simple way to purchase live and silent auction items as well as make a contribution to Fund A Cure while enjoying every moment of the evening.
Valet parking will be available free of charge.
You and your guests will receive a text before the gala allowing you to begin bidding early on your favorite items! Please bring your fully charged smartphone and ensure you provide us with your mobile number to take advantage of this opportunity.
Stay the Night
For a special Embassy Suites room rate of $109, call 800-Embassy by September 23rd with code JDR.
A preview of this year's exciting auction items will be available to attendees the week before the event.
We're the stop at nothing type
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 Greater Iowa
firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-802-3220
3580 EP True Parkway, Suite 101,West Des Moines, IA 50265