Diabetes Research Institute’s LOVE & HOPE HIGH ROLLERS NIGHT
Guests Enjoyed the Vegas Vibe While Helping to Raise $435,000
It was a fabulous night of glamour, games and good times at the Love and Hope High Rollers Night, which benefited the cure-focused work of the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami. Held at the iconic Nobu Hotel Eden Roc Miami Beach over Valentine’s Day weekend, the casino-themed event raised over $435,000!
Following a lavish cocktail reception, 300 guests – dressed to the nines – were drawn to the ballroom, aglow with romantic red hues and floral arrangements. But it was the striking, red-feathered showgirls and an electric Vegas vibe that set the tone for an evening of celebration and fun.
Executive Chairman Sandra Levy welcomed everyone in attendance and introduced mistress of ceremonies WPLG Local 10 News Anchor Nicole Perez. Several very special people who helped make the night a success were recognized, including Love and Hope’s International Chairmen Sir Barry Gibb and Lady Linda Gibb, National Chairman Kathryn Simkins, and top sponsors Annie Esformes, Sharon Gustafson, and Tova Leidesdorf.
Then, the revelry kicked into high gear! The energetic Soul Survivors band enticed partygoers to the dance floor, playing one hit song after another. Following a delicious dinner, decadent desserts, and cocktails by sponsor Perfect Vodka, the casino opened and players tested their luck for a chance to win an array of prizes. Guests left with goody bags provided by Dr. Brandt Skincare.
All in all, it was another extraordinary affair for the Love and Hope Committee, which has been fundraising for the Diabetes Research Institute for nearly 50 years.