41st Annual Love and Hope Ball

Benefits Diabetes Research Institute

Love and Hope Executive Chairman Sandra Levy and her husband, Sid, at the 40th Love and Hope Ball

Saturday, February 14, 2015, at 6:30 p.m.
Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa
3555 S Ocean Drive, Hollywood

Make it an unforgettable Valentine’s Day at the 41st Annual Love and Hope Ball, on February 14. Attracting South Florida’s most philanthropic couples, families, celebrities and more, this glamorous, black-tie gala will feature a grand cocktail reception, spectacular décor, a delectable dinner, dancing and live entertainment – and all to raise funds for the Diabetes Research Institute, a cause near and dear to the Love and Hope Committee’s heart. With a surprise theme and honorees to be announced, the elegant affair will be held once again at Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood. Filled with the love of family and friends and combined with the hope of finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes, Executive Chairman Sandra Levy, National Chairman Kathy Simkins and the rest of the hard working Love and Hope committee promise another extraordinary evening.

Tickets are $600 per person and can be purchased online.

About Love and Hope

International Chairman Linda Gibb and her son Ashley Gibb with his wife Therese and their son Lucas

Love and Hope is an integral fundraising group for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, which was created in 1971 by a small group of parents of children with diabetes – parents committed to finding a cure for this devastating disease.

Driven by hope and fueled by the need to end their children’s suffering, they banded together to support a promising research program at the University of Miami solely aimed at curing those living with diabetes.

Today, the DRI Foundation is the organization of choice for those who are serious, passionate and committed to finding a cure for their loved ones and millions of others with diabetes.

About the Diabetes Research Institute

The Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine leads the world in cure-focused research. As the largest and most comprehensive research center dedicated to curing diabetes, the DRI is aggressively working to develop a biological cure by restoring natural insulin production and normalizing blood sugar levels without imposing other risks.

Researchers have already shown that diabetes can be reversed through islet transplantation, with some study patients living without the need for insulin injections for more than a decade. The Institute is now building upon these promising outcomes by developing the DRI BioHub, an integrated “mini organ” that mimics the native pancreas, containing thousands of insulin-producing cells that sense blood sugar levels and produce the precise amount of insulin needed in real time.

National Chairman Kathy Simkins and Stephen Alger

The Diabetes Research Institute and Foundation were created for one reason – to cure diabetes – which is and will continue to be its singular focus until that goal is reached. For the millions of children and adults affected by diabetes, the Diabetes Research Institute is the best hope for a cure. For more information, please visit www.DiabetesResearch.org or call 1-800-321-3437. You can tweet DRI at @Diabetes_DRI.

Music legend and Love and Hope International Chairman Barry Gibb performs with his eldest son (far left), Stephen, at the 40th Love and Hope Ball
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