Hamptons Garden Gala Hosted By Patricia and Roger Silverstein Raises Awareness of the Critical work of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation
The Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) and Foundation (DRIF) held their third annual Hamptons Garden Gala to raise awareness and funds toward finding a biological cure for diabetes. The event was Hosted and Co-Chaired by Patricia and Roger Silverstein and held at their delightful home in Water Mill, NY. Vice Chairs for the event included Doug Donaldson, Abigail Pollak, Susan Shin, and Lauren Smart.
Latest Developments in Diabetes Research
At the Gala, The DRIF's Scientific Director, Matthias von Herrath, M.D., shared some of the latest developments in the field of diabetes research. The live music, a luxury silent auction, dancing under the stars, and more entertained gala guests. Acclaimed speed painter Revel wowed them with a special performance, as he painted the evening's first live auction item upside down. He kept guests and bidders guessing up to the last minute, until he flipped it around to reveal a beautiful pop rendition of the Venus de Milo. Tonight Show comedian Seth Herzog conducted the live auction as the auctioneer and emcee.
A Notable Gala Evening
A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the DRI Foundation has thousands of supporters in the United States and worldwide, and, in addition to its headquarters in Florida, operates a regional development office in New York. The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation has one singular focus: to cure diabetes. It will continue to work toward that goal until it is achieved.
The DRIF's Singular Focus: Curing Diabetes
The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF) is the organization of choice for those who are serious, passionate, and committed to curing diabetes. Its mission–to provide the Diabetes Research Institute with the funding necessary to cure diabetes now–is a testament to the belief that tomorrow is not soon enough to cure those living with diabetes. For the millions of individuals and families affected by diabetes, the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation is the best hope for a cure. Catering was provided by Peter Ambrose, wine by Sip Channé, Grapes & Greens, and Chandon by Moët Hennessy, and tequila by Flecha Azul Tequila with The Purist.
Notable Attendees at the Gala
Notable Attendees included: Patricia Silverstein, Roger Silverstein, Doug Donaldson, Abigail Pollak, Susan Shin, Lauren Smart, Matthias von Herrath, M.D., Natalie von Herrath, Dr. Camillo Ricordi, Luann de Lesseps, Revel, Seth Herzog, Michael Burton, Jean Shafiroff, Carrie Packin, Brian Packin, Noreen Donovan, Jim Donovan, Kavita Channe, Valerie Greenberg, Maximilian Eicke, Irina Eicke, Viktoria von Siemens, Andrea Greeven Douzet, and Laura Nicklas.
For additional information, please visit www.diabetesresearch.org
Photo Credits: PMC / Sean Zanni
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