JDRF of Fairfield and Westchester County hosted their annual Spring Gala, “Voyage to a Cure” on Saturday, May 4, 2013 aboard the Hornblower Infinity Yacht out of the Delamar Harbor in Greenwich, CT bringing in over $600,000 for T1D research.
Take a look at all the pictures from the evening.
The sleek and ultra-modern Hornblower Infinity Yacht served as the backdrop to this floating cocktail party with over 350 guests. The 2013 Gala honored past Gala Chairs from the Fairfield and Westchester County Chapters for their tireless efforts and support of JDRF throughout the years. A constant flow of unique opportunities adorned the Yacht including a magician, fortune teller, tarot card reader, caricature artist, picture booths and cigar rolling deck to name a few. The evening’s music was provided by DJ Fish and the band ETA. Guests enjoyed dancing into the morning hours. JDRF’s silent auction consisted of trips, exclusive dining and entertainment packages and more. The ever popular LIVE auction proved to be successful once again with items stemming from exclusive restaurant and chef opportunities, luxury trips, one-of-kind sports opportunities, jewelry and the Kids Art Project.
This year’s Fund a Cure was a highlight to the evening and raised significant money toward research. Both chapters were honored to have Peter Roche, Ryan Lynch and Jon Reitzes as the Fund A Cure speakers, all speaking on behalf of their experiences with T1D and what the valuable funded research means for their future.
Both chapters were pleased to have Stamford Hospital serve as their Principle Partner this year and look forward to a continued relationship throughout 2013.
The 2014 Gala Planning Committee has wasted no time in planning for next year’s Gala and fundraising goals.
The Fairfield and Westchester County 2014 Annual Gala will take place on April 26th at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich.