2018 Gala

2018 Gala

We invite you to join us at the DIA-BEAT-IT Gala, one of Montreal’s premiere fundraising events of the season, during National Diabetes Awareness Month. All net proceeds go towards funding critical type 1 diabetes research supported by JDRF.

This special evening with help accelerate type 1 diabetes research. Research is at a pivotal point where major advances in diabetes are just around the corner. Join us for an evening of fine food, cocktails and entertainment and help us defeat type 1 diabetes.

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
Cocktails begins at 6:00pm
Dinner begins at 7:00pm
Entertainment and dancing to follow.

The Windsor Ballrooms
1170 rue Peel
Montreal, Quebec

HONOURING: Maarika Paul

Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer at CDPQ

Type 1 and 2 diabetes have both had an impact on two of my loved ones.

My father was first to be diagnosed. He suffered greatly from diabetes, including enduring multiple amputations and going blind.

Next was my son Aleksi, who was diagnosed at 11 years old. I decided to become involved with JDRF when I came across a note that he wrote for a homework assignment. It said, “I cried all night… That night changed my life because I would be insulin-dependent forever.” At that moment, I promised myself that I would fight for him and for all children suffering from diabetes.

First, to give a voice to this misunderstood and little known illness. Second, to support and advance research. Today, my son is not cured. But he has a better life because treatments are improving. Yet there is still a lot of research ahead of us before we find a cure. This is why I am staying true to my commitment of over 14 years. And I am counting on your support.

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