The Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Chapter of JDRF will honor Johns Hopkins Medicine November 12 at the “Hope Gala,” a fundraiser at the Baltimore Hilton for diabetes research.

The disease is a leading cause of death in the United States and costs our nation $322 billion annually.

The event will honor Johns Hopkins Medicine for the substantial medical advances the institution has made to improve the lives of those living with type 1 diabetes, as well as for its charitable contributions to JDRF.

The gala will include a cocktail reception and seated dinner, silent and live auctions, and JDRF’s signature Fund A Cure program. Some premier items up for auction include a “Hamilton!” Experience, a trip for four to Tuscany, Italy and more. To buy tickets, click here.

JDRF will present at the gala the Star of Hope Award to Michael and Terri Curran of Glenwood, Maryland. The Currans have been involved with JDRF for over 14 years since volunteering for the One Walk in Howard County in 2002. Michael was a JDRF Board Member and is CFO and CAFO of MedStar Health. Terri has been on the JDRF gala committee for ten years and was auction chair for five consecutive years.

“We are so pleased to be honoring Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Currans at this event,” said Gala co-Chair Diana Daly. “They have all been steadfast supporters of JDRF in its mission to find a cure for type 1 diabetes for many years. Our gala brings together everyone in our community to band together against T1D.”

Gala organizers expect more than 550 guests to attend this year’s annual MD Hope Gala. Money raised from the event will go toward research and treatment for T1D. Last year’s Hope Gala raised nearly $800,000 for the JDRF Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Chapter.

Tickets to the Hope Gala are $300 per person and may be purchased online.  For more information, visit the JDRF website.

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