Sunday, December 4, 2011

JDRF Fundraiser Concert (Part Two)

A lot of effort was put into the Rays of Hope Fundraiser Concert by a lot of people. Special thanks to all of our volunteers: Pam, Herbert, Christina, Heidi, Ivy, Yan, Doreen, Alex, Tiffanie, and Patrick.

Here are some detail picture shots of the event, taken by Daniel Tiu Photography.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

JDRF Fundraiser Concert (Part One)

The last month I was extra busy planning and organizing a fundraiser concert, Rays of Hope Musical Concert, for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. This event was inspired by one of my closest friends. Her daughter was diagnosed with type one diabetes a year ago before her third birthday. This year has been quite a challenge for my friend’s entire family - researching, learning, and adjusting to the change.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. This type of diabetes strikes children and adults suddenly, leaving them dependent on injected or pumped insulin for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. Living with type 1 diabetes means living a very structured lifestyle in order to adequately regulate blood sugar and avoid complications. This lifestyle requires approximately 1,460 needles a year (based on four injections per day) and 2,190 finger pokes a year to test blood sugar levels.

The concert was held on November 25, 2011 at the Cantos Music Foundation. Prior to the concert, guests were invited to a cocktail reception, wine donated by Britannia Wine Merchants, tours of the Cantos music collection, and to participate in the silent auction. We had three wonderful performers that night, Dr. J, Kaden Core, and JC and Andy Plett from Room to Dance. They were an absolutely talented bunch and did a great job entertaining our guests that night! Special thanks to them!

Our silent auction contained over 40 items that were all donated by local businesses. Many of the silent auction sponsors were from the wedding industry too. Thank you to my peeps at: Great Event Group, Naturally Chic, Sarah Pukin Photography, Jacky Chow Photography, and Ruby Woo!

With everyone’s support and participation, we were able to raise over $5500.00 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation!

Here are some pictures of our talented performers taken by our photography sponsor, Anthony Yuen Photography.

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