Card Party for a Cure
November 15, 2016
Card Party for a Cure Deals a Winning Hand for Diabetes Research
Inaugural Long Island event raises more than $51,000 for the DRI
Table games and boutique shopping was a winning combination at the first-ever Card Party for a Cure at the Muttontown Country Club, in East Norwich, Long Island, November 15 – bringing in more than $51,000 for the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI).
Tables were packed with more than 225 enthusiastic players of Canasta, Mah Jong and Bridge for the sold-out event - which was hosted by philanthropists, event hosts and longtime DRI supporters Roberta Waller and Wendy Waller.
“Everyone put in 100 percent to make this first-time event a great success,” said Roberta Waller, whose daughter, Dara Melnick, has type 1 diabetes. “Raising needed funds to help find a cure is not only extremely important to me and my
own family, but to millions of others who have diabetes.”
Attendees also enjoyed shopping the latest fashion and accessories trends from a variety of top-notch local vendors, delicious breakfast and lunch, great conversation and got a chance to win some great prizes which included a $1,000 gift certificate to London Jewelers, a designer snakeskin bag by Nancy Gonzalez and a fabulous basket of MacKenzie-Childs home goods.
“This new event was such a great fundraising event for the DRI and definitely exceeded our expectations,” Wendy Waller said.
The Card Party for a Cure Committee extends much gratitude to the event’s Presenting Sponsor, Roberta and Bruce Waller and family. And to all the sponsors and guests who support the DRI's mission of finding the cure for diabetes.