Every year, 40,000 people are diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, which is associated with a 13 year decrease in life expectancy. There is no known cause or cure; which is why the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is working to find one.
Miracles Gala - One Night in Paris:
Join us on October 10th at 6pm at the Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra Beach for our annual Miracles Gala, an event created to help fund JDRF's dream of finding a cure. "One Night in Paris" will be a night of cocktails, hors d'ouevres, a sit down dinner, silent and live auctions, music, and dancing. Proceeds from the 2015 Miracles Gala will support the next milestone in diabetes research. Click here for more information about the Miracles Gala - One Night in Paris event.
Tickets are $175 and you can register online here or call (904) 739-2101.
The JDRF Miracles Gala is a fundraiser to raise money in order to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. They want to ensure that scentists always have enough money to continue researching to find a cure, as well as ensure that all children diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes have the resources they need. Type 1 diabetes is a disease in which the body is unable to create insulin, which is what converts food into energy for the body. Without insulin, the body is unable to create energy and the bood sugar levels rise uncontrollably. Type 1 diabetes can be controlled by checking blood sugar levels throughout the day, and injecting insulin accordingly.
Our Involvement with JDRF:
Southern Oak is a proud sponsor and long time supporter of JDRF. Because of our support for JDRF, we are helping them to sell tickets in order to raise more money for their cause: create better treatments for Type 1 diabetes, and hopefully find a cure in the future.