The JDRF Hope Gala Grand Prize Online Pre-Sale is over!
Tickets will be available to purchase at the event: Find a Youth Ambassador to purchase your tickets and learn more about why we're trying to turn Type One into Type None.
You will be able to purchase $500 tickets at the event until 7:45PM.
You will be able to purchase $250 tickets at the event until 7:00PM.
The Ultimate Wine Enthusiast’s Grand Prize Giveaway: $500 Ticket
It’s time to indulge in unforgettable Napa: First, enjoy two nights’ lodging for one couple with breakfast in the Grill (up to $30pp) at Meadowood Napa Valley. Reminiscent of a private estate in a bygone era, gracious hospitality defines the style of service and timeless, natural beauty the sense of place. Find out why Meadowood is one of the only properties to be awarded Forbes 5 Star at the Spa, Restaurant and Hotel level with your special someone.
Next, Darioush and Shahpar Khaledi invite the winner to their Napa Valley wine estate for an exclusive Culture of Wine Lunch for 6 total guests. The ever-evolving lunch menu showcases the seasonal bounty of the Napa Valley. Savor limited and winery-exclusive releases paired with dishes prepared by their chef.
Last but not least, your party of 6 will enjoy a tour and tasting at Stony Hill Vineyard, whose focus has always been a lean, elegant old world style of wine making. This vineyard is known primarily for their age-worthy Chardonnays, and our lucky Grand Prize winner will take home a Stony Hill Vineyard Chardonnay Spring Mountain District Magnum!
Prize Value: $3,635
Special Thanks: Meadowood Napa Valley, Darioush Winery, Stony Hill Vineyard, Sara Kurtzig and J. George Hume
A San Francisco Culinary Adventure Grand Prize: $250 Ticket
It’s your culinary world to explore: Each ticket has a 1 in 100 chance of winning five of the best dining experiences in San Francisco! This Grand Prize package includes:
Dinner for 4 at Pabu Izakaya by Chef Michael Mina and Ken Tominaga. This dinner includes a special sake and wine pairing. PABU combines rustic, old-world Japanese charm with modern, urban sophistication
Dinner for 4 with a wine pairing at Boulevard, a restaurant known for refined American fare from renowned chef Nancy Oakes at a chic Embarcadero spot boasting bay views
Tasting Menu Dinner for 2 at Sons and Daughters, a critically acclaimed nine-course dining experience. Sons and Daughters boasts a Michelin star
Tasting Menu Dinner for 2 at Lord Stanley, a Michelin star restaurant from 2016- 2019 which offers simple yet refined cuisine with European influences served in a casual, friendly atmosphere
$100 gift certificate to Zuni Café, winner of the James Beard Foundation Award for ‘Outstanding Restaurant’ in 2003
Prize Value: $1,671
Special Thanks: Mina Group, Boulevard, Sons and Daughters, Lord Stanley, Zuni Café, Carolyn Cohan
What a Cure for T1D Would Mean
to our JDRF Youth Ambassadors:
“It would mean that people, including my sister, could live a life free of T1D. It would mean never having to worry about how a particular food or activity might affect my sister’s blood sugar. And it would mean not having to worry each night about my sister.”
“No more shots and not waking up in the middle of the night. Not having tubes sticking out of my body.”
“For me, a cure would mean a life with less stress, less pokes, more sleep, and most of all no highs and lows.”
“Everything. Freedom from shots, set changes, and constant finger pricking. No longer having to worry about what I eat and when I eat it. No longer feeling different from my friends.”
“EVERYTHING! I’m tired of being my own pancreas!”
“It would mean I would again have the freedom to live my life.”
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and because of generous donor and partner support, we have been able to direct over $2 billion toward research. JDRF is an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. JDRF collaborates with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Our vision is to create a world without T1D. For more information, please visit jdrf.org or follow us on Twitter @JDRF and Instagram @JDRFHQ.
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