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2017 Empire Ball
The 34th Annual Empire Ball, presented by the Real Estate Division of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, took place on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at the Grand Hyatt New York.  Nearly 900 attendees enjoyed a wonderful evening as they mingled, dined, danced, and paid homage to the evening's honorees. 

Cycle of Discovery Donor Recognition Brunch
Several donors were honored at this lovely brunch held at the La Gorce Country Club on Miami Beach.

Northeast Cycle of Discovery Reception
The Northeast region of the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) Foundation honored a number of its major donors at a cocktail reception at The St. Regis-New York on Monday, November 6, 2017.

All In for a Cure
The 10th annual Texas Hold ‘em poker event attracted more than 150 attendees, who enjoyed fine wines, spirits and cigars while taking in breathtaking views of Manhattan and playing lively hands of poker. The evening was a great success, raising more than $200,000 for the DRI.

   6th Annual Haute Tea
Spring was in full bloom in the middle of fall inside the St. Regis Bal Harbour at the Young Society of Love & Hope's 6th Annual Haute Tea luncheon on Monday, October 30, 2017. The sold-out fundraiser was held in honor of Love and Hope Committee National Chairman Kathy Simkins and drew more than 220 South Florida philanthropists and fashionistas to celebrate her philanthropic efforts, see the latest fashion trends and raise funds for the cure-focused work of the Diabetes Research Institute. 

Donaldson Organization Golf Outing
The Seventh Annual Donaldson Organization Golf Outing on September 25th at the famed Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York, was a beautiful day in every way. A grand day of golf was enjoyed by nearly 300 golfers. Over $680,000 was raised for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation.

Empire Ride for the DRI 2017

Empire Ride for the DRI
More than 100 riders strong, the team pedaled their way through the beautiful south shore of Long Island all to raise funds to benefit the DRI. 


Tournament Winners

Buy In for a Cure
More than 80 players bought in to find a cure for type 1 diabetes to benefit the DRI on Thursday, June 22, and raised $62,000 during the exciting action packed evening.


Red Lambo

Gold Coast Concours / Bimmerstock
Hundreds of exotics and BMWs, along with thousands of excited spectators, lined the streets in the City of Glen Cove on Sunday, June 4 to support the research at the DRI.  The event, Co-chaired by Joe LaPadula and Jon Holzer from Martino Auto Concepts/Mac Couture. 

34th Annual Don Strock Diabetes Golf Classic
It was another great team effort at the Don Strock Diabetes Golf Classic led by event hosts philanthropist Bruce Fishbein and former Miami Dolphins Quarterback Don Strock at the Miccosukee Golf & Country Club Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Celebrity and amateur golfers in attendance helped raise more than $125,000 for the Diabetes Research Institute at this year's tournament.


DREAMS in the City
The 12th Annual Dreams in the City took place on Thursday, May 4th at the stunning Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York City.  Greg, Leslie, Willa and Lana Besner & Willa's Wish Foundation received the DRI Foundation’s “Dare to Dream” award.  The evening’s festivities included a luxe silent auction, fundraising appeal lead by emcee Chris Wragge of CBS 2 News and a special video presentation and performance. 

Out of the Kitchen
Some of the most popular chefs across South Florida treated guests to the best seat in the house at the 4th annual Out of the Kitchen event benefiting the cure-focused work of the DRI.  

Dara Iris Edra

Kids' Carnival for a Cure
More than 450 superheroes attended the fun-filled family day at Dave & Buster’s in Westbury, NY.

DRI Walk for Diabetes & Family Fun Day
The Diabetes Research Institute and Walgreens held the 7th Annual DRI Walk for Diabetes & Family Fun Day on March 4, 2017 at Marlins Park in Miami.

18th Annual A Gift of Love...A Gift of Hope Luncheon
The ladies of the Palm Beach Auxiliary came ready to shop, lunch and play for a great cause at the sold-out A Gift of Love...A Gift of Hope luncheon and card party at the Polo Club of Boca Raton on Monday February 27, 2017.

43rd Annual Love and Hope "Magical Mardi Gras Gala"
The Love & Hope Magical Mardi Gras Gala at the Diplomat Beach Resort took place February 18, 2017. Spearhead by local philanthropist and Love and Hope Executive Chairman Sandra Levy, the festive evening and preview party helped raise more than $400,000 for the cure-focused work of the Diabetes Research Institute. 

More than 250 people from across South Florida attended an exclusive Beyond Basel cocktail party and art exhibit at the Soho Beach House this Saturday during Miami's Art Basel. This invite-only event benfitted leading type 1 diabetes organizations the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation and Beyond Type 1. 

Wendy Waller and Roberta Waller at Card Party for a Cure

Card Party for a Cure
Guests enjoyed table games and boutique shopping at this first-time event at the Muttontown Country Club in East Norwich, Long Island on November 15.  



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