42nd Annual Love and Hope’s Fantasy at the Fontainebleau
Benefits Diabetes Research Institute
Saturday, February 6, 2016
6 to 8 p.m. – Cocktail Reception at LIV
8 p.m. to midnight – The Sparkle Ballroom
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Spend an evening of “Fantasy at the Fontainebleau” to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Love and Hope – benefiting the cure-focused work of the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI). Guests will enjoy an unforgettable night beginning with cocktails at Miami’s quintessential nightspot, LIV.
The remainder of the evening will be held in the exquisite Sparkle Ballroom complete with delicious food, spectacular decor, dancing and more!
Each year, this black-tie gala attracts some of South Florida’s top philanthropists and celebrities – all while raising critical funds to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. Executive Chairman Sandra Levy, National Chairman Kathy Simkins, International Chairmen Barry and Linda Gibb, and the rest of the Love and Hope committee promise yet another extraordinary evening filled with love, hope and fun.
Tickets are $650 per person and can be purchased online at www.DiabetesResearch.org/Love-and-Hope-Ball.
About Love and Hope
In 1974 friends of some of the founding families of the DRI Foundation decided to do something special to bring awareness to the challenges of living with diabetes and the hope that existed through research. A significant leap forward occurred when the Love and Hope Committee was born. This effort immediately made an impact on the South Florida social scene with the creation of the annual Love and Hope Preview Party and Ball, attracting some of the most influential civic and business leaders. The Committee’s tireless efforts and dedication encouraged others to join the cause and give generously. Over Love and Hope’s 41 year history it has been responsible for raising over $50 million for the Diabetes Research Institute and this extraordinary group is not
About the Diabetes Research Institute
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.
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.