|When Michael Benaroya was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of five, his parents, Sherry and Larry Benaroya, quickly realized that the fastest way to find a cure for their son and the millions of others living with this disease was to help raise funds for research. They called a small group of friends and together, in 1989, co-founded the JDRF Seattle Guild. |
A year later, in 1990, Guild membership had grown and the group hosted their first gala, a black-tie dinner and auction. This signature event, now called the Dream Gala, has grown to become the largest and most successful gala in JDRF and serves as a model for other galas throughout the country.
In addition to this signature event, in 2008, the Guild inaugurated the Invitational Golf Tournament. Through these and other events throughout the year, dedicated Guild members have raised over $56 million to bring us closer to a cure for diabetes and its complications.
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS
Board of Directors Meeting
JDRF Seattle Guild Office
Gala Committee Meetings
Graciously hosted by Craig and Josie Arntz
25th Annual Dream Gala
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Sheraton Seattle Hotel