APRIL 20 | RAY OF HOPE
Looking to add some color to your life? Join JDRF’s Western Pennsylvania chapter on April 20 to celebrate the 21st Annual Rainbow Gala and contribute to the $15 million that has been raised thus far in support of Type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. A gathering of 700 guests is expected to take part in the black-tie affair, many eager to experience the organization’s Fund A Cure — the finale to the live auction where 100 percent of money raised directly supports T1D research. Maureen Barunas, a past chapter president, will serve as this year’s honoree. “During my 23 years of involvement, I’ve seen tremendous growth in our chapter and at JDRF International. I’m so sincerely grateful to the volunteers and donors who’ve been behind that growth — all of whom share a commitment to improving lives and curing Type 1 diabetes,” she says. Tickets are $375. To purchase, contact MC Houser at 412.471.1414 x 7, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. — A.J. for Whirl Magazine
Cindy Paul, Maria Metro, Nan DeTurk, & Carol Oxenreiter shine bright at last year’s Rainbow Gala. | Photograph from EventuresLIVE.