Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Annual Gala 2013: A great night for a great cause…
On the evening of May 4th, 2013, Toast the Cure held a spectacular Kentucky Derby Party and Fundraiser at the Austin Children’s Museum in downtown Austin benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and Type 1 (T1) diabetes research.
The event was a huge success and a ton of fun with over 300 guests in attendance, all filled with the Derby spirit and dressed head-to-toe in Spring’s finest brightly colored attire. Local restaurants and businesses including Dulce Vida Organic Tequila, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Lambert’s Downtown Barbecue and House Park BBQ were on hand and kind enough to donate a variety of great food offerings, delicious cocktails and generous raffle items helping Toast the Cure raise close to $15,000 that will ultimately help fund research for a cure.
Toast the Cure is a relatively new charitable organization, founded in 2011, with the overall goal of raising awareness and fundraising for JDRF and T1 research. The group works to engage the 21-35 year-old audience by throwing fun-filled parties and raising excitement about supporting such a worthwhile cause as JDRF.
Toast the Cure is chaired by Justin Papermaster and run by a committee of roughly 20 young Austinites, all of whom are passionate about making a difference in the local community and helping to ultimately cure diabetes. All proceeds from their events go directly to the JDRF.
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on T1D research. Since inception, they have donated over $1.7 billion for research to help find a cure for this terrible disease.
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