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Gala Gab Volume 9, Issue 5

Check your inboxes every Thursday for more Evening of Hope details, tips and tricks, auction sneak peeks and more!

Golden Ticket Raffle

This year, we'regoldenticket.png trying something new and you don't want to miss out! Raffle tickets will be sold for $100 each on the night of the event. You must be present to purchase, and you must be present to win. "Win what?", you ask? Hang on to your seats, because this year's lucky raffle winner will get his or her choice of ANY live auction item*. You heard it here first, from fantastic jewelry to once in a lifetime trips and excursions, win this year's raffle, and any of it could be yours for a lucky $100! 

*Excludes our priceless Youth Ambassador live auction item.

Share your story

Tell us your hope (3).pngWe need your help! Tell your story at Gala in a 15-30 second video on what your Hope is for a future without T1D. We want everything from the serious (I hope to not go to the hospital again), to the more light-hearted (I hope to be able to eat a big piece of chocolate cake). You also don't have to have T1D to share your hope, what is your hope for your friends or family?

We want the real story, so your video doesn't have to be professional. You can send in a video off of your phone! This is your chance to tell us what “a world without type 1 diabetes” looks like for you and why it’s so important that we work together to accomplish this mission.

What we need in the video:
1. Keep the videos to 15-30 seconds in length
2. Make sure we can hear what is being said
3. If there is time, show the person doing something that they love (art, singing, playing, etc.)
4. Wear darker/solid colors
5. Make sure to focus on your hopes, "I hope…We hope…"

1. Ask questions on the video. Have the person/people be ready to just start by saying, “I hope, we hope…”
2. Film in dark or noisy areas

In addition, please send the following information:
1. Name of person in the video
2. How they are touched by T1D
3. At what age diagnosed
4. How old they are now

Send videos submission to: [email protected] by February 16th, 2018.

Youth Ambassador Spotlight: Clayton Brock

Meet another of our wonderful Youth Ambassadors you'll be seeing on event night. 
Age when diagnosed: 9     Current Age: 12

What is your favorite color/thing/place:
Yellow, Disney World and hitting a baseball is my favorite thing.

What do you want to be when you grow up:
A professional baseball player 

Why do you hope to find a cure for T1D:
So I can eat carbs without covering and to save lives! 

Thank you, Clayton, you're a home run in our book!

Thank you to this year's generous sponsors!



JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 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.


New Mexico Chapter
6100 Indian School NE, Suite 201
Albuquerque NM 87110
Phone: (505) 255-4005
Fax: (505) 260-1430
Email: [email protected]

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