Carnival for a Cure

Carnival for a Cure

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Carnival for a Cure 2019

Photo Credit: JoVon Photography

On March 3, over 500 adults and children of all ages attended Carnival for a Cure at Dave & Buster's in Long Island, for an afternoon of fun to benefit the Diabetes Research Institute.

Families and friends enjoyed state-of-the art arcade games, mouthwatering treats, live music, a delicious lunch buffet and so much more. Additionally, the event featured exciting prize drawings, silent auction and a 50/50 grand prize drawing. The day was a great success, raising more than $90,000 for the cure-focused work of the Diabetes Research Institute.

Warmest thanks to our co-chairs and wonderful committee, lead sponsors Roberta & Bruce Waller; Darlene Graham for her special performance; our event partners, Adrenaline Entertainment, Amuse Us Events and Dave & Buster's, and to all of the wonderful event sponsors and supporters who made the afternoon enjoyable and memorable.

Dara Melnick • Edra Tepper

Entertainment Chair
Amanda Schlan

Honorary Chairs
Roberta & Bruce Waller

Committee Members:
Karen Arluck • Adrienne Ashkin • Francine and Richard Banyon • Ashley Barkoff • Rachel Betlyon • Stephanie Chaikin
Fara Chicorel • Lauren Cremer • Erica D'Ambrosio • Tara Ginsburg • Jennifer Hatz • Stephanie Higgins
Josephine Lodico • Ronda Maultasch • Jeremy Melnick • Alysa Meyer • Margaret Pellizzari
Jim Ryan • Bailey Salomon • Debbie Schnur • Amanda Turner

 Special Thanks to all of our generous sponsors:

Arcade/Presenting Sponsor
Roberta & Bruce Waller and Family

Power Card Sponsor
Northern Trust

Guitar Hero Sponsor
The Maultash & Tendler Families

Pac Man Sponors:
The Beckman Family
Driftwood Day Camp
Donna & Richard Hershman
The Tepper Family
Bradley Trivax

Family Fun Pack Sponsors: 
Adrienne Ashkin • Francine & Richard Banyon • Ashley & Peter Barkoff • Stephanie Baskin Schubach • Lynette Birnbaum • Michael & Erica Black • Craig Brill • The Cohen Family • Lauren Cremer • Crestwood Country Day School • Rachel Delarea • The Dellamore Family • John Desoye • The Doncheck Family • The Gilbert Family • Tara Ginsberg • Marissa Glick • Benjamin & Mollie Good • Barbara Hatz • Donna & Richrd Hershman • Stephanie Higgins • Roney Horovei • The Kaplan Family • The Katz Family • The Kenner Family • Rori Kien • Pamela Klatman • Richard Klinghoffer • Robert Laissle • Yaron & Sarah Landow • Evan Lieberman • Katy Mandell • Simeon Meyer • Sharon Murray • Lisa Orgel • Noelle & Michael Rogers • Daniel Safranek • Bailey Salomon • Max & Amanda Schlan • Mitchell & Samara Slade • Greer Slovin • Gillian & Lee Tepper • Bethe Turner • Lance Turner • Ryan Turner • Maria Vicari • Allen & Sheree Weingarten • Jennifer Weingarten • Russell Weinstein • Jason & Brenda Wilensky • Christina Zoitas- Pefanis

Media Sponsors:


In-Kind Partners:


For more information, please contact:
Amy Epstein, Director of Special Events  
Deirdre Hector, Special Events Manager 

Diabetes Research Institute Foundation
259 West 30th Street, Suite 402
New York, NY 10001

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