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					                                                                                     Diabetes Research Institute Foundation
                                                                                     Fall 2010 / Volume 38 / Issue 1




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                                                                                                        Add your photo to the mosaic and Be Part of the Cure!

“BE PART OF THE CURE” - LITERALLY!
Join thousands of people, like chef Michel Nischan, Miss America 1999 Nicole Johnson, football great Dan Marino, and American Idol finalist
Kevin Covais, who want to help put an end to diabetes by participating in the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation’s online campaign
at BePartoftheCure.org. Officially launched on November 1st – the start of National Diabetes Awareness Month – the “Be Part of the Cure”
campaign is a fun and meaningful way for people living with diabetes, their family and friends, and anyone concerned about curing this
devastating disease to literally participate in the “CURE.”
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                                                       Attend Diabetes 2.0 >> online!
   If you want to learn the latest from the labs, you don’t need to travel any farther than your own computer. This year, the DRI Foundation’s
   Diabetes 2.0 update is being presented online to enable people around the world to learn about the progress toward a cure. Just visit
   DiabetesResearch.org/Diabetes2_0 to select from all the topics available.
   You’ll hear directly from DRI scientists about the latest developments in areas like:
   • stem cell research – we’re reprogramming adult stem cells and developing “suicide genes” to combat the growth of tumors;
   • islet techniques – we’re using new technologies to encase cells in a conformal coating, like “shrink wrapping;”
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  Patient Ambassador           Hockey Legend                  Catches for a Cure               Andretti's Drive                  Nicole is part of the CURE




  Shown with DRIF’s            Hockey Hall of Fame’s          Danny Valencia is called         Race car driver Jeff              Miss America 1999
  Barbara Singer, LPGA’s       Rod Gilbert served as          up to MLB, continues to          Andretti was at                   Nicole Johnson put her
  Michelle McGann is a         Honorary Chairman at           help DRI through Catches         Bimmerstock and                   personal stamp on the
  DRI Patient Ambassador.      the Rod Gilbert DRI            for a Cure.                      is part of the CURE               CURE campaign.
                               Golf Classic.                                                   campaign.
  > Article on page 12         > Article on page 18           > Article on page 18             > Article on pages 1 & 13         > Article on page 1
                                                                                                                                                              THE GIFT OF A LIFETIME
                              A Message
                              from the Chairman                                                                                                               – A CURE
Dear Friends,                                                                  islet cells that improves upon traditional microencapsulation methods.
                                                                               From exploiting the newest scientific technologies to conducting pilot
Those who have been involved with the Diabetes Research Institute and                                                                                         To make a gift of any kind to the Diabetes        years until retiring and moving to Florida        and Ethel as members of the Heritage Society
                                                                               trials through our collaborative partnerships abroad, the DRI is working
Foundation have come to expect great things from this organization.                                                                                           Research Institute Foundation is an act of        with Ethel in the 1990s. The couple shared        and Distinguished Humanitarians.
                                                                               smarter, more efficiently and with a deep sense of urgency to discover
From our scientific excellence and promising research discoveries to                                                                                          generosity. To make a planned gift — one          many wonderful memories together until
                                                                               a universal cure as fast as possible.                                                                                                                                              After visiting the DRI and speaking with the
our committed leadership, volunteers and staff, we continue to work                                                                                           derived from the work of a lifetime — is to       Ethel’s passing last year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  scientists in their labs, Marvin commented on
tirelessly to fulfill our mission to cure diabetes. The exciting news we       Throughout this issue you’ll also read about our many dedicated                make a commitment beyond comparison.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Marvin and Ethel’s connection to diabetes         how impressed he was and how happy he is
share in this issue is a testament to this dedication.                         supporters and the projects they’ve undertaken on our behalf. Across
                                                                                                                                                              Many of the DRI Foundation’s planned gift         stemmed from family members including             to be able to help.
                                                                               the country, a growing circle of Diabetes Diplomats are spearheading
In response to our ever-changing world, we are developing new ways                                                                                            benefactors came from humble beginnings           Ethel’s uncle, brother and a cousin who lived
                                                                               their own events. Walgreens, which has greatly expanded its partnership                                                                                                            “We are forever grateful to Marvin for creating
to raise critical funds, establishing mutually-beneficial partnerships                                                                                        but made a better world for themselves, their     in Israel. Marvin said that Ethel sent her
                                                                               with the DRIF, is laying the groundwork for a statewide family                                                                                                                     such a meaningful tribute to his beloved wife,
and utilizing our resources as efficiently as possible. The continued                                                                                         families and their communities through            cousin syringes regularly because she had
                                                                               walkathon in Florida, as well as undertaking additional store-based                                                                                                                Ethel,” said Robert A. Pearlman, president and
popularity of social media has unleashed new opportunities for the                                                                                            hard work and persistence. One of our most        trouble getting them.
                                                                               initiatives to help raise funds and help those living with diabetes                                                                                                                CEO of the DRI Foundation. “His generous
diabetes community to share information and come together for our                                                                                             recent donors personifies this great philan-
                                                                               better manage their health.                                                                                                      Marvin and Ethel have always had a strong         support enables our scientists to move forward
common goal.                                                                                                                                                  thropic tradition.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                interest in supporting research to find a         on the path of groundbreaking discovery to
                                                                               We’ve also added some new events to the calendar, like the Gold Coast
To this end, we recently launched two significant web-based initiatives.                                                                                      The youngest of four children, Marvin was         cure for diabetes. They were profiled in the      achieve our ultimate goal: to make diabetes a
                                                                               Concours/Bimmerstock exotic car show in Glen Cove, NY, in which the
The first, our Be Part of the CURE campaign, is an online fundraising                                                                                         born in Queens, NY, and then moved to the         SMWIA’s newsletter in recognition of their        disease of the past.”
                                                                               DRI was named the charity beneficiary thanks to Martino Auto Concepts.
program in which everyone who wants to end diabetes can take part.                                                                                            Bronx when he was 6 years old. As a young         personal support of the DAD’s Day (Dollars
                                                                               And fashion house Tibi has designed a new t-shirt for their resort
As you’ve read in our cover story, the CURE campaign allows you to                                                                                            boy, he visited Florida with his parents and      Against Diabetes) campaign in its early days,
                                                                               collection, the proceeds of which will benefit the DRI. Tibi designer and
literally participate in the cure by making a donation and uploading a                                                                                        often stayed at a hotel on Miami Beach,           which has been a cornerstone of union
                                                                               owner Amy Smilovic has always been inspired by fashion pioneer Alfred
photo and story into the virtual collage. This outstanding campaign                                                                                           which was owned by his uncle. Following his       fundraising efforts for the DRI for decades.
                                                                               Shaheen’s tropical designs, and this piece pays tribute to his iconic style.
was created gratis by Fullhouse Interactive, which has assisted the DRI                                                                                       service to our country during World War II, he
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Recently, Marvin established a charitable gift
Foundation with countless other efforts.                                       These are just a few of the exciting programs that have taken place            lived in Mount Clemens, MI, where he held
                                                                                                                                                                                                                annuity with the University of Miami for the
                                                                               or are now underway this year. You can stay abreast of our ongoing             several manufacturing jobs. He subsequently
Supporting the campaign are Animas and LifeScan, which are                                                                                                                                                      benefit of the DRI. He consulted with his
                                                                               activities and news by registering as a DRInsider on our website,              moved back to NY where he met and married
matching the first $25,000 in donations. Numerous celebrities from                                                                                                                                              nephew, who thought it might be a good
                                                                               DiabetesResearch.org.                                                          his wife, Ethel, in 1955.
the entertainment, sports and diabetes fields have also pledged their                                                                                                                                           idea since he was already planning to leave a
support and are asking others to do the same through a series                  We invite you to get involved and join with us as we continue our              Marvin became a sheet metal worker and a          bequest to the DRI. A charitable gift annuity
of videos. Please do your part by personally participating in this             efforts to cure diabetes now. On behalf of every person and family             member of Local 28 of the Sheet Metal Workers     is particularly attractive because the rates
campaign and sharing it with your family and friends.                          affected by diabetes, thank you for your ongoing generosity. We hope           International Association (SMWIA). He worked      (based on your age) typically produce higher
                                                                               we can count on your continued support.                                        on many buildings in Manhattan, including         yields than you would receive in bank CDs or
As part of our effort to bring you the most up-to-date information,
                                                                                                                                                              the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center         the securities markets. Marvin appreciated
we’ve also launched our Diabetes 2.0 update online, enabling people            Sincerely,
                                                                                                                                                              and Trump Tower. Many of his jobs involved        that a charitable gift annuity would provide
around the world to learn about the exciting work underway at the
                                                                                                                                                              working in challenging weather conditions,        him with income for the rest of his life, and     Marvin with a photo of his late wife, Ethel.
DRI right from their computer. In a series of videos, DRI scientists discuss
                                                                                                                                                              climbing on scaffolds and walking on six-inch     that the DRI would be the ultimate beneficiary
their latest progress in a number of cutting-edge research areas. Among
                                                                                                                                                              beams, and he never thought twice about it.       of his generosity. In gratitude for their gift,
them is Dr. Alice Tomei, the subject of our Under the Microscope               Thomas D. Stern                                                                He worked in the construction industry for 32     the DRI Foundation has recognized Marvin
interview (page 10), who has developed a new process for encapsulating         Chairman of the Board

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NEW DIRECTORS
JOIN THE FLORIDA BOARD                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Rick Tonkinson
                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Crystal Blaylock


The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Florida Regional Board members.
Richard Tonkinson is the president of Rick           other organizations, including the University       And when he discovered he had type 2                 A resident of Pinecrest, Rick is married to       Health, raising more than $1 million dollars.     and Matthew have spoken at multiple DRIF
Tonkinson and Associates, Inc., a family             of Miami where he attended graduate school,         diabetes, he embarked on a specialized               Margarita and has a son, Steven, who both         After Crystal’s son, Matthew, was diagnosed       events, and Matthew’s photo appears on the
business that provides financial planning            International Rotary, Lighthouse for the            nutrition and exercise program and credits           work in the family business.                      with type 1, the Blaylock family and Shell        collection canisters at the 270 participating
and money management to the middle                   Blind, Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens         Exercise Physiologist Eduard Tiozzo of the                                                             Oil decided to make the DRI the event’s           Walgreens stores across South Florida (see
                                                                                                                                                              Crystal Blaylock is entrenched in her family’s
class. A 25-year veteran of the field, Rick has      and the Arsht Center for the Performing             DRI's Exercise Group and the DRI’s Dr. Bresta                                                          sole beneficiary. For the past four years, the    page 6). Crystal’s younger son, Cameron,
                                                                                                                                                              business, Blaylock Oil, based in Homestead,
also served on a number of boards and is a           Arts, to name a few.                                Miranda-Palma for helping him keep his                                                                 event has netted more than $350,000 for           even offers up his support in every way that
                                                                                                                                                              FL, and heads up the company’s three-day
staunch supporter of the arts and the South                                                              blood glucose numbers consistently lower                                                               cure-focused diabetes research.                   he can since finding a cure is the family’s
                                                     Passionate and motivated, Rick lives life to                                                             private fishing tournament, the Shell Key West
Florida community. He is a Benefactor of the                                                             and lose weight, resulting in the need for                                                                                                               number one priority.
                                                     the fullest: he has served in the Peace Corps;                                                           Fishing Challenge. For 17 years, the event        Crystal is always thinking of new ways to
DRI Foundation and is involved with several                                                              less medication. (See page 12)
                                                     he reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.                                                                benefited the National Institute of Mental        raise additional funds for the DRI. Both she

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                                                                                                                                                                                         1. Jenn Garcia ran 230 miles and raised $3,830.
                                                                                                                                                                     2. Jesse Nagel created an online fundraising page, raising $3,000.




2010 – A SINGULAR OPPORTUNITY TO                                                                                                                    WHERE THERE’S
BE A CATALYST FOR THE CURE                                                                                                                          A WILL,
This year may provide a singular opportunity for you to be a catalyst for the cure. With so much in flux as Congress reviews at least half a
dozen changes that could result in higher taxes in 2011, many donors are considering a variety of opportunities to expand their charitable
                                                                                                                                                    THERE’S A WAY
contributions to the DRI Foundation to offset the impending tax increases. The following are some of the ways you can choose to                     Have you ever wished for a way to get involved in the Diabetes Research Institute’s quest for a cure? Whether you are an active outdoorsman or
accomplish your philanthropic goals:                                                                                                                someone who prefers relaxing indoors, there’s a way you can help cure diabetes by being a Diabetes Diplomat!

                                                                                                                                                    Diagnosed at the age of 8, Jennifer Garcia had         She also carried with her appreciation and            as a Diabetes Diplomat and creating a webpage
•   Gifts of Appreciated Securities – In anticipation of a possible          charitable deduction when making your gift to the DRI                  been living with type 1 diabetes for 26 years          hope. It was that which she thought of when           at http://DiabetesDiplomats.Kintera.org, he
    increase in the capital gains tax next year, making a gift of            Foundation to counter the effect of the tax on the withdrawal.         when she decided to follow a mantra of the             the “going got tough” during the last few             asked his friends and family to make a donation
    appreciated securities by year-end to the DRI Foundation                                                                                        Diabetes Diplomats: Don’t do nothing! She              miles of the Newport-Liberty Half-Marathon            to help the DRI find a cure for everyone with
                                                                         •   Reducing Estate Taxes – Remember, all contributions have the
    would provide the double benefit of avoiding the capital gains                                                                                  resolved to run a half-marathon, setting her           in Jersey City, NJ. To distract herself from the      diabetes, including himself. Much to his
                                                                             benefit of not only providing you with an income tax benefit
    tax and receiving a charitable tax deduction for the fair market                                                                                sights on a completion time of 3:30. She told          pain and fatigue she was feeling, she began           surprise and delight, those donations totaled
                                                                             as a charitable tax deduction, but also remove assets from
    value of the securities on the gift date.                                                                                                       friends, neighbors and co-workers about her            to silently name someone who supported                $3,000!
                                                                             your estate, thereby reducing estate taxes.
                                                                                                                                                    plan, and they responded with the encour-              her with each step.
•   Reducing the Cost of a Roth Conversion – Those who will be                                                                                                                                                                                                   This year, at age 17, Jesse is reaching even
                                                                         •   Retained Life Estate – You can make a gift of your home                agement and faith she needed, along with
    shifting money from a tax-deferred IRA into a Roth IRA can                                                                                                                                             As the names in her memory finally ran out,           higher by doubling his goal. He encourages
                                                                             (including a vacation home or condominium) to the DRI                  donations to the DRI.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           she said to herself, “This step is for future         others to follow in his footsteps. Setting
    offset the taxes on the Roth conversion by receiving a charitable
                                                                             Foundation, with a reservation of the right to use it for your         On June 8, Jenn took her first pre-training jog,       generations, whom I hope will never have to           up a personal web page is fun; and making
    deduction when making a gift to the DRI Foundation.
                                                                             life and/or another person’s life. This would result in reduced        as she called it, viewing the day of her first half-   worry about blood tests and insulin… and this         donations is a quick and simple process for
•   Gifts from Retirement Accounts – Consider withdrawing                    estate taxes as well as a charitable deduction for a portion of        marathon, September 26, as far in the distance.        one is for the Diabetes Research Institute, who       anyone online.
    the maximum amount from a tax-deferred retirement                        the home’s value.                                                      Participating first in a 5K, next a 5-mile and then    I have full faith will find a cure!”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 To learn more about Diabetes Diplomats, visit
    account now, while tax rates are still relatively low, and use the                                                                              a 10K, she ran with discipline, determination,
                                                                                                                                                                                                           In only 15 weeks, Jenn raised $3,830 and ran          DiabetesResearch.org/DiabetesDiplomats or
                                                                                                                                                    drive…and diabetes. She learned to awaken
                                                                                                                                                                                                           230 miles. She completed the race at 2:34,            email tomkarlya@drif.org.
                                                                                                                                                    herself 4-5 times per night before a race to
For more information on how your gift to the DRI Foundation can make a difference this year, please contact Jill Shapiro Miller, vice                                                                      blowing her target time out of the water.
                                                                                                                                                    ensure adequate hydration and optimum blood
president of gift planning, at (800) 321-3437, or at jshapiro@drif.org. We also suggest that you seek the advice of your professional
                                                                                                                                                    sugar at starting time. And she carried a five         Just as Jenn did, Jesse Nagel surpassed his initial
advisor(s) for applicability to your own situation.                                                                                                                                                        project goal by leaps and bounds. Last year he
                                                                                                                                                    pound pack containing her emergency diabetes
                                                                                                                                                    supplies every step of the way.                        aimed to raise $500 for the DRI. After signing up




                                                          INSERRA SUPERMARKETS RAISE $25K
                                                          DRIF National Board member Bonnie Inserra will do just about anything to help find                                                                                  Animas Awards DRI with $10K for
                                                          a cure for her daughter. She’s proved it time and again through her longstanding
                                                          support of the DRI’s cure-focused research. Her latest effort along with Larry Inserra,                                                                             2010 ONLINE PUMP TRIATHLON RELAY
                                                          owner of 22 ShopRite supermarkets in New Jersey, raised upward of $25,000 for
                                                          the DRI. For a $1 or more donation, they offered Paper Snoopys inscribed with the                                                                                    Animas, a Johnson & Johnson company, hosted the first ever online tag
                                                          customer’s name that were hung on the store’s walls. Great job Bonnie, Larry, and all                                                                                team triathlon relay this summer. Participants were asked to upload a
                                                          store associates at Inserra's ShopRite Supermarkets!                                                                                                                 10-second video clip before voting for their favorite diabetes organization.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Receiving the most votes, the Diabetes Research Institute won $10,000!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               This exciting outcome was due in large part to the online efforts of one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Diabetes Diplomat named Lisa Treese, who submitted more than 50
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               videos, which she generated from family, friends and her extensive social
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               media network. Lisa, whose son, Zachary, has type 1 diabetes, supports
                                                                                                                                                       Animas Corporation General Manager Teri Lawver (left) and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the DRI with efforts throughout the year culminating in a walkathon held
                                                                                                                                                       Product Director of Marketing Chris Campbell (right), presented
                                                                                                                                                       DRI Foundation Vice President Tom Karlya (center) with $10,000          at Zach’s school in Duncansville, PA.
                                                                                                                                                       for winning the Online Pump Triathlon Relay.


                                                          National Board member Bonnie Inserra with her daughter, Lindsey.
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Walgreens Expands Partnership with DRIF,
Walks with Diabetes Diplomats toward cure
                                                                                                                                                       MATTHEW´S PLACE
The relationship between Walgreens and the        medical tests and evaluations at these stores.     forts on our behalf,” said DRI Foundation         It was Valentine’s Day. Holly and David Sherr were
DRIF continues to grow with further outreach      Education about living healthier with diabetes     President and CEO Robert A. Pearlman.             wrapped up in their very happy world and beautiful
into the community and fundraising for the        will also be provided. This is the first of many                                                     family. The twins, Hannah and Julia, were just 2 years old;
                                                                                                     For further information on how to get your        big sister Emily, 4 years old, was off at pre-school;
Institute's cure-focused research. Last year,     more collaborative plans in the works.
                                                                                                     family, your school, or even your whole           and the eldest, Matthew, 6 years old, was enjoying
South Florida Walgreens raised more than
                                                  Walgreens has also adopted the DRIF's Diabetes     community involved in the Walgreens Dia-          Kindergarten. That was the day, nearly five years ago,
$100,000 with efforts such as canister collec-
                                                  Diplomats program, organizing a statewide          betes Diplomat Walkathon and Fun Day, call        Holly received a call from the pediatrician and diabetes
tions, a softball tournament and the sale of                                                                                                           entered all of their lives.
                                                  walkathon and family fun day to be held            800.321.3437 and say, “I want to Walk with
plush animals bearing the college football
                                                  in April 2011 in approximately 15 Florida          Walgreens.”                                       “It was a routine physical. Matthew looked so healthy, but
team logos of the Hurricanes, Seminoles, and
                                                  locations. The Walgreens Diabetes Diplomat                                                           his urine was full of sugar,” said Holly, who was grateful
Gators. This year, the same Walgreens stores,
                                                  Walkathon and Family Day will offer $500                                                             for early detection but devastated all the same. “We
from Key West to Port St. Lucie, are offering                                                        Call us at 800-321-3437 to sign up for            were all crying in the pediatrician’s office. I think the one
                                                  scholarships to those who meet certain criteria
three different gift options for fans of these                                                       the Walgreens Diabetes Diplomat                   thing that got us through that day is that Matthew knew
                                                  and are chosen in a random drawing. In
popular teams.                                                                                       Walkathon and Family Day at a                     that he was not alone, that we were all in this together as
                                                  addition to the scholarship possibilities, the
                                                                                                     Florida location near you!                        a family. And that’s how we’ve always handled it.”
“We re-evaluated the plush toys this year         event will also feature fun activities for the
and Walgreens agreed with our suggestion to       entire family, a free gift from Walgreens and                                                        David described the news as a shock. “We had zero
offer more choices to increase revenue,” DRI                                                                                                           knowledge of diabetes and were not aware of the ongoing
                                                  the opportunity to have health questions                                                                                                                                David and Holly Sherr visit Matthew at sleep-away camp.
Foundation Special Events Director Sheryl                                                                                                              maintenance and care required. I have to give credit to
                                                  answered by medical professionals. Walgreens
                                                                                                                                                       my son. He’s taken on a lot of the responsibility on his
Sulkin stated.                                    staff, family, friends, customers and the entire                                                     own. I give a lot credit to my wife, too,” said David, who is the founder and job done,” David said. Holly added that Matthew felt like the DRI was
In addition to stuffed bears, now toy footballs   community are welcome to participate.                                                                managing partner of One William Street Capital Management, L.P.                   “his place.”
and key chains are also on display for purchase   Additionally in the spring, scannables will
                                                                                                                                                       “Our family has grown up with this ‘new normal,’” Holly continued. “Testing,   “We all felt like these scientists were working on Matthew’s behalf. There
in South Florida Walgreens stores. But toys       be available for purchase in $1, $5 and $10                                                          shots, pump site changes, blood sugars – it’s a way of life for us now.”       is a great sense of community at the DRI,” she said. And that feeling
benefiting the DRI are just the beginning of      increments at Walgreens stores throughout                                                                                                                                           reaches beyond the Institute’s walls. “I love being a part of the Carnival
                                                                                                                                                       But Holly and David are determined to make sure that it’s not that
this partnership.                                 Florida.                                                                                                                                                                            committee. It’s a savvy group of parents, and they’ve become my friends
                                                                                                                                                       way forever.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      – helping me with the day to day questions/problems that we all have.”
Numerous meetings with South Florida Wal-         “The Walgreens relationship is crucial in so
                                                                                                                                                       “We spent a lot of time learning about diabetes and trying to figure
greens Market Vice President Roy Ripak and        many aspects. Dealing with the community,                                                                                                                                           Today, Matthew is an active fifth grader – playing the gamut of sports,
                                                                                                                                                       out how we could best impact my son’s life. Should we focus on the main-
                                                  furthering the visibility of                                                                                                                                                        excelling in school and managing diabetes responsibly. He attended
Market Pharmacy Director Georgia Lehoczky                                                                                                              tenance aspect, or do we focus on research and a cure? We decided we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      regular sleep-away camp for the second summer at Brant Lake Camp,
have led to other initiatives. One proposal       the DRI and raising im-                                                                              wanted a significant portion of our time and resources going to a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      after spending a summer at the Joslin camp at age 8. He never lets
added leadership from Johnson & Johnson           portant funding for our                                                                              cure,” said David, who quickly learned about the Diabetes Research
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      diabetes stand in his way.
to the discussions, resulting in the start of     scientists have made it                                                                              Institute’s cure-focused mission. He joined the Northeast Board of
a new multilateral effort that will begin         one of our most exciting                                                                             Directors for the DRI Foundation, while Holly got involved with the            “I just think he’s spectacular,” said Holly endearingly. “He’s an incredible
                                                                                                                                                       Foundation’s fundraising events in New York and currently serves as            child who handles diabetes with such grace and dignity.”
in seven stores in Broward County on World        new programs. We cher-
                                                                                                                                                       co-chair of Carnival for a Cure.
Diabetes Day, November 14. Members of the         ish this partnership and                                                                                                                                                            And that’s exactly why his parents are driven to find a cure for Matthew
community will be privy to a series of free       appreciate Walgreens’ ef-                                                                            “We didn’t necessarily want to support an umbrella organization. We            and for the millions of families affected by diabetes. “It might take time,
                                                                                                                                                       wanted our funds to be targeted and used efficiently. After taking a tour      but we will find a cure,” David assured.
                                                                                                                                                       of the DRI, we knew these were the right people who are going to get the



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                                                                                                                                                                                                      • learning from cancer – investigating how cancerous tumors avoid an attack by the body’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                        immune system in order to apply that knowledge to diabetes;
                                                                                         1. South Florida Walgreens Market Vice President
                                                                                         Roy Ripak has been instrumental in the partnership                                                           • tissue engineering – developing biocompatible devices that house cells;
                                                                                         between the DRI and Walgreens.                                                                               • global partnerships – working together with our DRI Federation partners in Europe, Asia and
                                                                                         2. Look for this display in South Florida stores,
                                                                                                                                                                                                        South America, and much more.
                                                                                         and purchase a gift for your favorite fan! And don’t forget
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Plus, you’ll get an inside view of the labs and watch astounding video images, like the body’s actual
                                                                                         to drop your change into the coin canister located at the
                                                                                         checkout counter to help cure diabetes now.                                                                  attack on an islet cell. Share the videos with your friends on Facebook, ask questions and we’ll
                                                                                                                                                       Attend Diabetes 2.0                            post the answers, and join the conversation by tweeting your comments and questions by using
                                                                                                                                                       >> online! Continued from page 1               #Diabetes2.0. See you online!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       DONOR LEVEL                               AWARD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Visionaries             $10,000,000+      Innovation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Chairman’s Council      $5,000,000+       Validation

FOUNDATION DONORS                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Leadership Council
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Governors’ Society
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Distinguished
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               $1,000,000+
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               $500,000+
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Perpetuation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Translation


RECOGNIZED                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Humanitarians
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Grand Founders
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               $250,000+
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               $100,000+
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Realization
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Exploration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Founders                $50,000+          Hypothesis
Awards from the DRI Foundation’s Cycle of Discovery series were presented to donors who recently made major gifts. The award program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Benefactors             $25,000+          Query
corresponds with the Foundation’s cumulative giving designations. Awards were also presented to contributors to the Empire Ball at a
reception held at The Durst Organization in New York City.

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                                                                                                                                            REALIZATION AWARD: (1) Jon Bettendorf of Washington Capital Management, Inc., (left, with Dave Johnson of the Washington State Building
                                                                                                                                            Construction Trades Council) with DRIF’s Tom Karlya, (2) Marvin O.
                             21                                 22                                  23                                 24   EXPLORATION AWARD: (3) Jody Durst of The Durst Organization with Empire Ball Chairman Peter DiCapua and DRIF Chairman Thomas D. Stern, (4)
                                                                                                                                            Mark Gregorio of Transel Elevator and Electric, Inc., with Thomas D. Stern and Peter L. DiCapua, (5) DRIF President Robert A. Pearlman with Barbi
                                                                                                                                            Lazarow and her son, Malcolm, (Warren Lazarow not pictured).

                                                                                                                                            HYPOTHESIS: (6) Mike Neary and Tony Carvette of Structure Tone, Inc., (7) Peter L. DiCapua of ATCO Properties & Management, Inc., (8) Jeffrey
                                                                                                                                            Duarte of Newmark & Co. Real Estate, Inc., (9) Richard Imperatore of BrookBridge Consulting Services, Inc., (10) David Heyman and ZeynepInali of
                                                                                                                                            Quality Building Services Corp., (11) Richard Laskowski of Vanguard Construction & Development Co., Inc., (12) Pat Mullin of Harvard Maintenance,
                                                                                                                                            Inc., (13) Peter Manos of JDP Mechanical, Inc., (14) Michele Medaglia of ACC Construction Corporation with DRI’s Dr. Camillo Ricordi, (15) Ted Moudis,
                                                                                                                                            Lucy Carter and Chris Savoglou of Ted Moudis Associates, Inc., (16) Gaston Silva of Vornado Realty Trust (right) with Peter L. DiCapua, (17) Mark
                                                                                                                                            Varian of John Gallin & Son, Inc., (18) Richard Wernon of Boca Group International, Inc.

                                                                                                                                            QUERY AWARD: (19) Barbara and Louis Brindisi, with their son, Louis, (20) James Dolan of Architectural Tile Restoration, LLC, (21) Tom Hill of
                                                                                                                                            Boston Properties, (22) Ira Ketive of KLEAR Electrical Corp. (23)Richard Minieri of ASM Mechanical Systems, (24) John O’Sullivan of Centennial
                                                                                                                                            Elevator Industries, Inc, with Thomas D. Stern and Peter L. DiCapua.




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                                                                                                                                                           Dr. Alice A. Tomei is scheduled to
                                                                                                                                                           speak at our Stand up for a Cure                   AROUND
                                                                                                                                                           event in November. Proceeds
                                                                                                                                                           from the annual event are
                                                                                                                                                           instrumental in providing                          THE DRI
                                       UNDER THE                                                                                                           support for the DRI researchers
                                                                                                                                                           to continue their extraordinary
                                                                                                                                                           effort in their quest to find a
                                                                                                                                                           cure for type 1 diabetes. Visit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Body fat may represent an excellent source of stem
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               cells, reported Dr. Ricordi.


                                                                                                                                                                                                              DRI RESOLUTE IN ITS COMMITMENT TO STEM CELL RESEARCH

                                       MICROSCOPE
                                                                                                                                                           DiabetesResearch.org for more                      Despite the continuing debate over federally-funded stem cell research, the DRI remains
                                                                                                                                                           information.                                       committed to moving this promising area of research forward. We believe stem cells from a
                                                                                                                                                                                                              variety of different sources could be used to alleviate the shortage of insulin-producing cells
                                                                                                                                                                                                              for transplant, as they have the potential to become any type of cell and are simply waiting for
                                       DRI DEVELOPING A NEW TECHNOLOGY TO ENCAPSULATE CELLS                                                                                                                   "instructions" to be programmed into one tissue or another.
                                                                                                           with Alice A. Tomei, Ph.D.                                                                         Fortunately, we're able to continue our research because ongoing court rulings and appeals do
                                                                                                                                                                                                              not impact stem cell research funded by private sources. Historically, the DRI has relied on
The DRI is pursuing many cell-based treat-         within, thereby improving oxygen and nutrient       mal coating method of encapsulation. With           transplanted insulin-producing cells?              private support for its stem cell program, most of which has come from the Diabetes Research
ments to replace insulin function in people        delivery. Dr. Alice A. Tomei, assistant scientist   conformal coating, we coat an insulin-pro-          We've been able to confirm the results of          Institute Foundation (DRIF). As a result, we are able to pursue this area of research despite
with diabetes. Success will largely depend         in tissue engineering at the Diabetes Research      ducing cell with a thin layer of polymer that       that earlier study and now we're going to          legislative controls. The DRI believes it is critically important that scientists worldwide continue
on the ability to protect insulin-producing        Institute, is working with Dr. Cherie Stabler       disguises the islet - hides it so that the im-      test the procedure with islets. I'm develop-       to explore the potential of different sources of stem cells and related technologies, until the
cells from the body’s strong immunological         and Prof. Jeffrey A. Hubbell on the conformal       mune system doesn't mount a response to             ing a protein that we'll use to deliver the        best unlimited source of insulin producing tissue for treating human diabetes will be defined.
and inflammatory responses that can inhibit        coating effort. Dr. Tomei came to the DRI in        kill the cell. We needed a different approach       CCL21 to the location of the islet transplant.     At the 5th Annual Translational Stem Cell Conference held in New York, DRI Scientific Director
long-term function and health. One potential       May, 2010 from the Institute of Bioengineer-        from the traditional methods of cell encap-         Our hope is, we'll be able to create an            Dr. Camillo Ricordi reported on recent data indicating that cells from body fat may represent an
solution sounds simple enough – encase the         ing at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de              sulation because every islet is a unique size       environment within which the islets                excellent source of stem cells. In initial research, it was possible to transform at least a portion
cells in a protective barrier (a process called    Lausanne in Switzerland, where she worked           and shape. So I developed a device and a            can thrive without the use of chronic              of these adipose-derived stem cells into insulin-producing cells. While the preliminary data are
cell encapsulation) that allows nutrients          with Prof. Hubbell, director of Integrative         process that allows the protective layer to         immunosuppression.                                 encouraging, the report suggests it is too early to raise any hope beyond a level of cautious
to flow in and insulin to flow out but             Biosciences Institute in Switzerland and            literally conform to the size and shape of                                                             optimism. Nevertheless, the DRI is confident that cell-based therapy and regenerative
                                                                                                                                                           Q. What's the relationship between these           medicine strategies will play a critical role in cure-focused strategies for diabetes.
prevents the recipient's immune system             Adjunct Professor at the DRI.                       each individual cell. That's beneficial in two
                                                                                                                                                           two projects?
from attacking the transplanted cells.                                                                 ways. First, because the cells are "shrink-                                                            And, at the 2010 World Stem Cell Summit, Dr. Juan Dominguez-Bendala, Director of Stem Cell
                                                   Q. What brought you to the Diabetes
                                                                                                       wrapped" in the conformal coating, nutrients        A. These two projects are complementary            Development for Translational Research at the DRI, delivered a presentation on the global state
Historically, however, this encapsulation          Research Institute?
                                                                                                       don't have to travel far to reach each encap-       because with the conformal coating, we             of stem cell research as it relates to diabetes, including an update on stem cell research being
technology has been met with many chal-                                                                                                                                                                       conducted at the DRI. Dr. Dominguez-Bendala also moderated the Stem Cell Progress in
                                                   A. Starting in early 2009 and for more than         sulated cell. And secondly, because there's         hide the graft so that it's not seen and the
lenges. Scientists have constructed small,                                                                                                                                                                    Diabetes panel discussion. The World Stem Cell Summit brings together scientists and
                                                   a year, I worked with Prof. Hubbell to design       not a lot of wasted space inside the capsule,       immune system doesn't mount a response
bubble-like casings called microcapsules in                                                                                                                                                                   physicians from premier research institutions, hospitals, and academic centers from around
                                                   a new way of coating cells. We wanted the           the entire islet preparation, or graft, takes up    to kill it. While with the CCL21 project, we
an attempt to protect islets from inflamma-                                                                                                                                                                   the globe to share cutting-edge research findings and build collaborations with members of
                                                   coating method to be simple, controllable,          less space - giving us more options for where       don't hide the graft, we teach the immune
tory reactions and immune attacks, while                                                                                                                                                                      the global science, business, policy and advocacy community.
                                                   reproducible and easy to scale. Once we got         it can be transplanted. The research results        response to accept the graft as if it were the
permitting the nutrients to reach the cell.
                                                   something we thought would work, it was             to date are promising. We know that the             recipient's own cells. It will be interesting to
But the very construct of a microcapsule
                                                   time for me to translate that into a real-world     method of conformal coating works and               see which one will be the most successful
continues to prevent islets from thriving.
                                                   application, which is why I came here. At the       allows us to coat islets quickly and efficiently.   therapy. Or, it may be that a combination
                                                                                                                                                                                                              GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF RESEARCHERS EXPANDS
While invisible to the naked eye, microcap-                                                                                                                                                                   The Diabetes Research Institute Federation, already one of the most focused and far-reaching
                                                   DRI, it's not just about conducting research        Now, we're working to optimize the coating          of both therapies is optimal, which is often
sules are relatively large and the space within                                                                                                                                                               global research alliances ever assembled, is expanding. The most recent addition is DRI-Málaga
                                                   and publishing papers. The ultimate goal is         polymer for long-term islet viability.              the case in clinical trials.
them is very big compared to the size of one                                                                                                                                                                  (Spain). Our collaborator there, Dr. Antonio Cuesta-Muñoz, is a leading worldwide expert in
                                                   to treat patients - to deliver something that
islet – almost like a pea inside of a balloon.                                                         Q. And the second project designed to               Q. How will this research lead us to a cure        Glucokinase (GK), a molecule that is considered the “glucose sensor” of the beta cell. This
                                                   works in a clinical setting. Here, you look at
As a result, critical oxygen and other nutrients                                                       prevent transplant rejection?                       for diabetes?                                      enzyme instructs the beta cell to secrete more or less insulin according to the concentration of
                                                   everything in terms of how translatable it is.                                                                                                             sugar sensed in its environment. Dr. Cuesta-Muñoz has been studying patients who are born
flowing in do not reach all of the cells within                                                                                                            A. We know that patients with long-standing
                                                   In the few short months that I've been at the       A. In the second project, we're exploring the                                                          with GK mutations, which in some cases causes them to secrete too much insulin.
the islet. Many islets die during this tradi-                                                                                                              diabetes can achieve insulin independence
                                                   DRI, I've already modified many steps in my         potential of a molecule called CCL21. We think
tional encapsulation process and during the                                                                                                                following infusions of insulin-producing           One of the patients examined by Dr. Cuesta-Muñoz was a girl who had 98 percent of her
                                                   coating procedure because I realized what I         CCL21 can be used to create an environment
transplant procedure itself. Consequently,                                                                                                                 cells. But, remaining challenges limit the         pancreas surgically removed to correct hypoglycemia, which resulted from this mutation.
                                                   had been doing wouldn't be applicable in a          that promotes tolerance of transplanted
large volumes of islets are needed for each                                                                                                                                                                   Amazingly, several years after this drastic operation, the patient leads a normal life with just
                                                   clinical setting.                                   islets by teaching the immune system to             procedure's widespread use - including the
graft, limiting available sites for transplant.                                                                                                                                                               around 20,000 islets (as opposed to the normal 1 million). Biopsies of her “superislets” reveal
                                                                                                       accept the cells. In a recent study led by Prof.    need for long-term immunosuppression. The
                                                   Q. Tell us more about the work you're                                                                                                                      that her beta cells are not only more active than typical beta cells, but also replicate safely.
To overcome these challenges, the DRI is                                                               Melody Swartz, we learned that tumor cells          goal of this research is to promote acceptance     These findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, have attracted our interest as
                                                   pursuing here.
developing a new approach to encapsulate                                                               naturally release the CCL21 protein, which          of transplanted islets in diabetes patients        a potential strategy to induce islet regeneration –the natural re-growth of insulin-producing
islets called “conformal coating,” one of          A. I'm actually working on two complemen-           attracts a variety of immune cells to the           without having to suppress the entire              cells. We have partnered with Dr. Cuesta-Muñoz to explore this strategy.
several cell encapsulation strategies under        tary projects designed to prevent the rejec-        tumor site that prevent tumor rejection.            immune system. Here at the DRI, I'm
                                                                                                                                                                                                              DRI-Málaga becomes the 20th member of the Diabetes Research Institute Federation. The size
investigation. Conformal coating significantly     tion of transplanted islets without the need        Now the question is, could CCL21 be used            constantly reminded of the goal.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              and scope of the Federation, combined with its prioritization of cure-focused research, differs
reduces the space between the traditional          for immunosuppressive drugs that affect             for the better - to create a similar, tolerant                                                         from anything ever assembled in the global medical research community. Federation partners
microcapsule casing and the islet contained        the entire body. The first is the new confor-       environment that prevents rejection of                                                                 work to accelerate diabetes research using an integrated, translational approach with the goal
                                                                                                                                                                                                              of bringing promising findings to patients more quickly than ever before.

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                             GRATEFUL PATIENTS GET INVOLVED                                                                                                                                                              EXERCISE + DRUG THERAPY:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         WHAT'S THE COMBINED IMPACT?
                            Diabetes research and cure – these are the words most          They said if you learn to control it better, you’ll actually
                            often associated with the Diabetes Research Institute          spend less time worrying about it, instead of just winging                                                                    DRI researchers are launching a study of type 2 diabetes patients to evaluate the
                            by tens of thousands of supporters the world over. But         it. That’s what I learned in the DRI’s Mastering Your                                                                         impact of combining exercise with statin therapy. Statins, or cholesterol-lowering
                            for a myriad of patients local to South Florida, “care” is     Diabetes course.”                                                                                                             drugs, are commonly used to treat persons at high risk of developing cardiovascular
                            top of mind as the DRI is also known for its exceptional                                                                                                                                     disease, including those with diabetes. Would the addition of an exercise regimen
                                                                                           Benno has become further involved with the Foundation
                            Kosow Diabetes Treatment Center, which recently                                                                                                                                              further lessen the risk?
                                                                                           after taking a tour of the Institute’s research tower and
                            earned top honors in a patient survey.
                                                                                           speaking with many of the scientists one-on-one. He               In early 2011, Dr. Luigi Meneghini, director of the Eleanor and Joseph Kosow Diabetes Treatment Center at the Diabetes Research Institute, and
                            “For me, the Diabetes Research Institute has been a            served as a guest speaker at a recent fundraising event           his team will conduct a three-month study at the University of Miami Medical Wellness Center. In the randomized, controlled trial, participants
                            life-saving organization,” stated LPGA Tour member             and is eager to do more.                                          will continue to take statins originally prescribed by their physicians, but some will combine that drug therapy with physical exercise and
                            Michelle McGann, who also serves as DRI Patient                                                                                  counseling. During the 12-week period, DRI scientists will monitor participants' fasting lipid profiles, blood pressure, weight, body mass index
                                                                                           “When I go to the DRI, I feel hopeful. I feel like the best
                            Ambassador. “Off-season, I travel down four to five                                                                              and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
                                                                                           minds in science are working in one place, not to develop
                            times a year for evaluations and for fine-tuning my
                                                                                           a better meter; they’re working for a cure. So, I don’t feel      If the lifestyle intervention - exercise and counseling - proves to be beneficial, further studies could be conducted to better define its
                            medications to keep my golf as consistent as possible.”
                                                                                           alone when I go there,” he said.                                  impact on preventing the development of cardiovascular disease in persons with diabetes.
                            Not only is she a patient, Michelle has been actively
                                                                                           Rick Tonkinson, president of Rick Tonkinson and Associ-
2                           raising funds and awareness alongside the DRI
                                                                                           ates, is in total agreement.
                            Foundation for two decades. She previously hosted
                            a successful annual golf tournament for the DRI.               “I feel very fortunate to have the DRI right in my own
                            She appeared at nearly all of the Foundation’s South           backyard. It’s the best place to get the world’s best
                            Florida golf tournaments and provided auction items,           care,” said Rick, who saw a dramatic improvement in
                            such as golf clubs and opportunities to play as part
                            of her foursome. She even has the DRI logo printed
                                                                                           his health after getting treatment at the DRI. “I’m
                                                                                           motivated to go over there and be a part of it.”
                                                                                                                                                             COMMEMORATING WORLD DIABETES DAY
                            on her personal golf bag and promotes the DRI on               Enthusiastic and dedicated, Rick joined the Florida               On November 14th, millions of people touched by diabetes from around the globe will recognize World Diabetes Day. This year’s theme,
                            her website.                                                   Board of Directors of the DRI Foundation (see photo               chosen by the International Diabetes Federation, is Diabetes Education and Prevention. The accompanying slogan is: “Let’s take control of
                            “I can't begin to thank the scientists enough for all          on page 2).                                                       diabetes. Now.” However, at the DRI, we aren’t looking to control diabetes; we aim to cure it.
                            their time and effort that they put forth to make a            “I’m absolutely passionate about all the dynamic things           To commemorate this important day and help raise awareness, several members of the DRI faculty and staff gathered together to create a video
1. DRI Patient Ambassa-     difference in my life and the lives of others with diabetes.   that are happening at the DRI. I really do believe that           message that can be viewed on our website: DiabetesResearch.org. In the video, DRI Scientific Director Dr. Camillo Ricordi states, “The Diabetes
dor Michelle McGann         It is so exciting to know that we are so close to a                                                                                                                             Research Institute and its worldwide Federation of collaborative centers are fully committed to
emblazoned the DRI                                                                         I’m going to see a cure for diabetes, and it’s exciting to
                            breakthrough, and it could be happening in the room            be a part of that,” said Rick.                                                                                   finding a cure in the fastest and most efficient way possible. We will cure diabetes. This is not a
logo on her golf bag to
help spread awareness.      right next to us,” she said.                                                                                                                                                    prediction. It’s our promise.”
                                                                                           You can be part of the cure, too! Get involved. Learn
2. Benno Schmidt, host      Another DRI patient, Benno Schmidt, host of dLife TV,          more at DiabetesResearch.org.                                                                                        The significance of the date marks the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles
of dLife TV, says the DRI   which airs Sunday nights on CNBC, said, “I didn’t want
changed his attitude
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Best, first conceived of the idea that led to the discovery of insulin in 1922. To learn more on this
about diabetes.             to be a full-time diabetic; I wanted to be a full-time                                                                                                                              subject, visit the New York Historical Society’s exhibit, Breakthrough: The Dramatic Story of the
                            journalist. But the DRI helped me change my attitude.                                                                                                                               Discovery of Insulin, which runs through January.




                                                                                                            Mastering Your Diabetes (MYD) is the           MYD accessible to the Italian community           while Jane Sparrow-Bodenmiller, RN, CDE,             diabetes), based on the hit TV game show,
                                                                                                            DRI’s hallmark insulin self-management         made this possible.                               and Allison Wick, MSN, ARNP-C, CDE, traveled         “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.”
                                                                                                            program designed for people with type                                                            to Palermo to mentor and support their
                                                                                                                                                           A group of six physicians and educators from                                                           Although participants arrived with frustrations
                                                                                                            1 and insulin-requiring type 2 diabetes.                                                         Italian colleagues as they implemented their
                                                                                                                                                           Milan and Palermo visited the DRI in March                                                             about blood glucose fluctuations and other
                                                                                                            MYD has achieved such success and                                                                very first MYD Italy program.
                                                                                                                                                           to observe the program, reviewing both                                                                 diabetes concerns, they finished the course
                                                                                                            acclaim over the past decade that it has
                                                                                                                                                           education content and teaching styles. Dr.        With high hopes, nine people in Milan and            with a fresh perspective on self management
                                                                                                            long been the vision of DRI physicians
                                                                                                                                                           Anna Casu led the team from ISMETT Hospital       eight in Palermo participated in the four-day        and a new confidence in their ability to handle
                                                                                                            and educators to share their knowledge
                                                                                                                                                           in Palermo and Dr. Elena Meneghini (and the       event, which consisted of interactive educa-         the day-to-day demands. Plans are already in
                                                                                                            and train others in the field. In July, this
                                                                                                                                                           year prior, Dr. Federico Bertuzzi) led the team   tion sessions that discussed carbohydrate            the works for future programs in Italy.
                                                                                                            vision was realized, as MYD was held
                                                                                                                                                           from Niguarda Ca’ Granda Hospital in Milan.       awareness, blood glucose monitoring, insulin
                                                                                                            concurrently in Milan and Palermo, Italy.                                                                                                             Special thanks are extended to Jane Sparrow-
                                                                                                                                                           Through close and frequent collaboration          therapy options, exercise, hypoglycemia, sick
    At MYD Milan, the program teaches how to meet individual needs in a supportive group environment.       This exciting education collaborative                                                                                                                 Bodenmiller, RN, CDE, and Kellie Rodriguez,
                                                                                                                                                           between the DRI and Italian teams, program        day management and the psychological and
                                                                                                            was spawned by initial discussions                                                                                                                    MSN, CDE, for contributing to this article, and
                                                                                                                                                           materials were sensitively translated into        emotional impact of living with diabetes. As
                                                                                                            between the DRI’s Dr. Camillo Ricordi                                                                                                                 congratulations on this tremendous effort!
    MASTERING YOUR DIABETES                                                                                 and Dr. Nicola Zeni, president of
                                                                                                            Fondazione Italiano Diabete - Milano,
                                                                                                                                                           Italian and adjusted for cultural relevance.
                                                                                                                                                           On June 29th, DRI’s Dr. Luigi Meneghini and
                                                                                                                                                                                                             is the custom of the original MYD, the Italian
                                                                                                                                                                                                             version was infused with humor and fun, as

    GOES ITALIAN                                                                                            whose shared aspirations to make               Kellie Rodriguez, MSN, CDE, traveled to Milan,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             participants vied for “$1 million” in the game,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             “Who Wants to be a Grand Master” (of their

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                                                                                                             You can be part of the CURE
                                                                                                             for a $10 minimum donation,
                                                                                                             or donate $50 and receive a
                                                                                                             mouse pad with the final
                                                                                                             CURE image!                           PROJECT TYPE ZERO COLLECTS
                                                                                                                                                   ‘DOLLARS AGAINST DIABETES’
                                               Continued from page 1
                                                                                                                                                   COAST-TO-COAST
The centerpiece of the campaign is a virtual mosaic that spells the word C-U-R-E. With a minimum $10 donation, you can upload a photo                               Led by President Mark Ayers, the Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD)
of your choice and submit a short story about how diabetes touches your life. Our campaign sponsors, Animas and LifeScan, will match all                            of the AFL-CIO is the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation’s largest contributor.
donations up to $25,000, making your gift to support the DRI’s cure-focused research go even further.                                                               Inhabiting towns and cities coast-to-coast, these men and women have worked
                                                                                                                                                                    tirelessly to raise more than $45 million over the last 25 years for the cure-focused
“The Diabetes Research Institute has been making tremendous progress toward a cure for this disease, and we must keep our critical                                  initiatives of the DRI.
research moving forward. Everyone affected by diabetes can be part of this campaign,” said Robert A. Pearlman, Foundation president and                         1
CEO. “Tomorrow isn’t soon enough to cure the millions of children and adults living with diabetes worldwide and the only way we will get                            This remarkable amount has been raised through two of Project Type Zero’s primary
there is with continued funding. Now is not the time to slow down our research – we need everyone to participate in some way.”                                      programs. The first is the BCTD’s national outreach effort, the Labor of Love Golf
                                                                                                                                                                    Tournament. The 26th Annual event will be held February 26, 2011 at Disney's
Everyone who takes part in the CURE campaign will be entered into a contest for a chance to win two tickets to the concert of their choice
                                                                                                                                                                    Magnolia Golf Course in Orlando, Florida.
in their local area. And, you will continue to be part of the cure when the campaign ends on December 31st! The final CURE collage image
will be printed on a giant banner that will hang at the Diabetes Research Institute. With your donation of $50 or more, you'll receive a                            The second BCTD campaign is "Dollars Against Diabetes," better known as DAD's Day.
mouse pad with the final CURE image.                                                                                                                                The initiative began on the Father’s Day weekend of 1986 in union halls across the
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to keep up to date on all of the fun and to view the videos from the celebrities mentioned                               country and has become a holiday tradition for many families since then. Local
and many more who are lending their support to the campaign.                                                                                                        street corner collections have now morphed into a nationwide consortium of golf
                                                                                                                                                                    tournaments, poker runs, 5Ks, and much more – all benefiting the DRI.

                                                                                                                                                                2   Hailing from northern Illinois, the Will and Grundy Building Trades Council raised the
                                                                                                                                                                    most money in the 2009 DAD’s Day campaign with two events, a collection and a

Can you talk the PEP Talk?                                                                                                                                          golf outing. Thomas Bravato of IBEW Local 176, who hosted the 2010 golf tournament
                                                                                                                                                                    in Joliet, IL, is hoping to beat last year’s total of $45,000 in contributions.
As many of you know, the DRIF’s PEP Squad (Parents Empowering Parents) has broadened their discussions by taking “PEP Talk” to Facebook.                            Moving from the Midwest to the Northeast, another golf event held this year was
Each Monday, the group of more than 500 members from all over the world discusses a diabetes topic. The responses range from frustrating
                                                                                                                                                                    the Washington D.C. Building Trades Golf Outing held in Washington, D.C. Hosted by
and heart-wrenching to funny and inspiring. One thing is certain – by joining the conversation, you will make new friends who understand
                                                                                                                                                                    Secretary/Treasurer Vance Ayers, this tournament has been held at Twin Shields golf
just how you feel. So…what are you waiting for?
                                                                                                                                                                    course for decades.
Search “PEP Squad Group” on Facebook to join. And since this page is about and for you, please feel free to suggest a topic for the Monday
discussion. Email pepsquad@drif.org.                                                                                                                                “You don’t have to go very far to find a close, personal connection to diabetes,” Vance
                                                                                                                                                                3   stated.
                                                                                                                                                                    Steve "Snoopy" Harty and the Ironworkers Local 5 showed deviation from the popular
                                                                                                                                                                    DAD’s Day golf tournaments with their annual Poker Run. Beginning in Upper Marlboro,
LET ME COUNT THE                                                                                                                                                    MD, this large pack of motorcyclists rode down the East Coast, making five stops to

WAYS TO GIVE                                                                                                                                                        draw poker hands. Serving as an honorary guest, Nicole Lyons, a 24-year-old who
                                                                                                                                                                    was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2008, found inspiration in this effort.
There are so many different ways to contribute to the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation. Below is a short list of easy ways to give,                           “While playing (poker) for a grand prize was fun, it was evident that the participants
and we have additional ideas posted on our website. Go to: DiabetesResearch.org/WaystoGive                                                                          weren’t playing to win, but rather to support a cause – my cause, type 1 diabetes,”
                                                                                                                                                                    she said.
                                       HOLIDAY E-CARDS You can avoid holiday shopping and “go green” at the same time while                                         Along with Nicole, the DRI and Foundation are inspired by the hard work and dedication
                                       sending a truly, meaningful gift to the ones you love. At DiabetesResearch.org/ecards, you will find a                   4
                                       variety of beautifully-designed e-Cards, representing the holiday season, plus birthdays, anniversaries,                     shown by BCTD members across the country year-after-year. To keep up on Project Type
                                       speedy recovery and more. You can make a donation in someone’s honor or memory, and the e-Card                               Zero and its DAD’s Day and Labor of Love initiatives, visit www.ProjectTypeZero.org.
                                       will be sent to the email address you provide. Send a gift of hope this year!

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                                        and sole." Along with her partner, yoga and spiritual teacher Orli Rudolph, the two have decided to                         3. Ironworkers Local 5 2010 Dad's Day Poker Run., 4. Honored Guest Nicole Lyons hops on the
                                                                                                                                                                    back of Steve "Snoopy" Harty's motorcycle to kick off the Poker Run in Maryland
                                        donate a percentage of sales to the DRI in an effort to find a cure for Meredith’s daughter, Lauren, who
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                                                                                                                                                       EVENTS
TIBI TEE HONORS
                                                                                                                                                   FERRARIS, ROLLS ROYCES AND PORSCHES, OH MY!
A FASHION PIONEER,                                                                                                                                 The 2nd Annual Gold Coast Concours/                                                                                                                   1


BENEFITS THE DRI                                                                                                                                   Bimmerstock event, presented by Martino
                                                                                                                                                   Auto Concepts/MAC Auto Couture of Glen
                                                                                                                                                   Cove, NY, was in full throttle on Sunday,
                                                                                                                                                   September 12, 2010, as thousands of specta-
Throughout her career, Amy Smilovic, designer and owner of Tibi, a New York-based fashion line, has drawn inspiration from                         tors lined the streets to ogle the eye candy
Alfred Shaheen and his colorful, aloha prints. He was an industry pioneer who designed, printed and produced his famous shirts and                 and listen to the roar of these powerful
ready-to-wear clothing all in post-war Hawaii (the original Hawaiian shirt). He passed away on December 28, 2008 from complications                engines. The event raised more than $18,500
                                                                                                                                                   for the cure-focused work of the Diabetes
of diabetes.
                                                                                                                                                   Research Institute (DRI).
“I was inspired by Alfred Shaheen not only during his life and through his creative designs, but now I have been moved to honor his
                                                                                                                                                   The City of Glen Cove's downtown business
memory by supporting an organization that is solely dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes,” said Amy.                                           district was closed for the day, as hundreds
As part of the Resort 2011 collection, which hit stores in November, Tibi has created a printed t-shirt to honor Shaheen and benefit the           of exotic cars and BMWs were showcased.
                                                                                                                                                   Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Porsche, Mercedes and
cure-focused work of the DRI. The shirt retails for $198, and $100 from each shirt sold will be donated to the DRI.
                                                                                                                                                   a $2-million world champion Lola, among
                                              “I’m honored to be able to contribute a portion of the sales of this shirt to the Diabetes           others, were enough to excite everyone from
                                                   Research Institute,” Amy stated.                                                                enthusiasts to fledgling fans.                    and a DRI Foundation board member.                 cruise bicycle, a one-night stay at Oheka
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Castle, dinner for two at Prime, a cigar
                                                           The shirt’s print draws from a classic Shaheen motif, interpreted for the               “This event was an example of how one idea        Joe LaPadula of Martino Auto Concepts added,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        humidor, two BMW watches, two BMW
                                                                                                                                                   can provide a wonderful opportunity for           “We are proud to support the Diabetes Research
                                                               Tibi line. It will sell in the Tibi store, select retailers nationwide and                                                                                                               baby racers and a race ramp.
                                                                                                                                                   our City, an enjoyable afternoon for all car      Institute and to help educate the public about
                                                                      online at Tibi.com. In conjunction with the garment’s debut in               enthusiasts and raise funds for a cause to find   this disease through this exciting event.”         Participating with Martino Auto Concepts/
                                                                            stores, Tibi and the DRI Foundation are hosting a party at             a cure for diabetes - a condition that affects                                                       MAC Auto Couture as event sponsors were
                                                                                                                                                                                                     “We couldn’t be happier with this year’s
                                                                             the Tibi Soho store. The shirt also bears a special hang-tag          so many people that we care about. I would                                                           Ferrari/Maserati/Rolls Royce of Long Island,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     turnout and the overwhelming support
                                                                             featuring the DRI Foundation logo and its singular goal of            like to thank Mayor Ralph Suozzi, the City                                                           Rallye Motors, Universal Autosports,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     from our local community and exotic car
                                                                            finding a cure for diabetes now.                                       Council, Joe and Barbara LaPadula and Derek                                                          Competition Automotive Group, Jeff Andretti
                                                                                                                                                                                                      aficionados from near and far,” said Derek
                                                                                                                                                   Pasch for making this day possible,” said Delia                                                      Coaching Group, Meguiars, 3M Corp, PPG,
                                                                        “With Amy Smilovic’s generous contribution and effort to                                                                     Pasch of MAC Auto Couture.
                                                                                                                                                   DeRiggi-Whitton, Glen Cove City council-                                                             DuPont Registry, Engel&Volkers, Oheka
                                                                      spread the word about our work, I believe we’re even one step                woman and DRI Foundation board member.            Racecar driver Jeff Andretti, son of legendary     Castle and Estate, Nassau County Sheriff's
                                                                  closer to achieving our goal,” stated Robert A. Pearlman, president                                                                driver Mario Andretti, was also on site and        Department Columbia Association, CITI,
                                                                                                                                                   “It’s a great day for the community of Glen
                                                  and CEO of the DRI Foundation.                                                                                                                     supplied a one-of-a-kind raffle item – one of      Monster Energy, Single Source, Prime
                                                                                                                                                   Cove, a great day for car buffs and a great day
                                                                                                                                                                                                     his own driving suits, autographed, numbered       Huntington, Gold Coast Mansions/Historic-
                                                                                                                                                   for the Diabetes Research Institute. I acquired
                                                                                                                                                                                                     and worn in a famous race in 1985. He was          LongIsland.com, Total Fire Protection,
                                                                                                                                                   the Penske Lola t70mk 3b race car in 1969
                                                                                                                                                                                                     honored to participate in the event since, he      X-treme Vehicle Coatings, inc., Laffey
                                                                                                                                                   and raced many times. It’s been a remarkable
                                                                                                                                                                                                     said, “I lost both my grandparents to diabetes.”   Associates, Skyline Security Consultants,
                                                                                                                                                   experience to bring Lola onto the streets of
                                                                                                                                                                                                     (Jeff is also part of the CURE campaign; see       Inc., Luxury4Play.com, Kaplan Development
                                                                                                                                                   Glen Cove and to support a cause that is so
                                                 One hundred dollars of each shirt sold will                                                                                                         page 1.)                                           Group, and Oakhurst Company.
                                                                                                                                                   important to me and my family,” said Bruce
                                                 benefit the DRI, thanks to Amy Smilovic of Tibi.
                                                                                                                                                   Waller of Brookville, owner of the prized Lola    Additional raffle prizes included a BMW

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NEW EVENT: American Fine Wine Competition                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1. (l-r) Sean Dwyer,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Nick Dileo, Jeff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Andretti, Derek
                       If you live in South Florida and consider yourself a food and wine enthusiast, you might be familiar with the American                                                                                                                                   Pasch, Joe LaPadula,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Glen Cove Mayor
                       Fine Wine Competition. Now in its fourth year, the event will feature 600 of the finest wines from across the country,                                                                                                                                   Ralph Suozzi, DRIF
                       poured throughout the night by “Wine Angels.” Sounding good already?                                                                                                                                                                                     Long Island Regional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Director Tony Childs,
                       Even better, this year the event will benefit the Diabetes Research Institute for the first time. Join us on Saturday,                                                                                                                                   Delia DeRiggi-Whit-
                       February 12, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Resort for a sparkling reception, followed by an extravagant four-course                                                                                                                                  ton, Tony Jimenez
                       meal. You will enjoy an incredible wine-centric silent auction, a live auction with renowned artist Michael Israel and                                                                                                                                   and Jon Holzer.
                       exciting entertainment. Alan Kalter of the Late Show with David Letterman will serve as the evening’s emcee, and                                                                                                                                         2. Glen Cove Mayor
                       it’s all presented by Patriot Risk Management.                                                                                                                                                                                                           Ralph Suozzi and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bruce Waller, DRI
                       Visit our website, DiabetesResearch.org, to learn more or to register. And if you’re a DRInsider on our website, you will                                                                                                                                Foundation National
                       receive a $20 discount off the $200 per person ticket price. Help us make this year’s event the best ever!                                                                                                                                               Board member.

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EVENTS          Catches for a Cure                                                                                                    Rock-a-Berta
                For the second year, New York endocrinologist and baseball fan Gerald S. Ginsberg, M.D., donated $10 to               On Saturday, October 23, the friends and family of Roberta Rosenthal came together to honor her
                the DRI for each of Danny Valencia’s putouts and assists. Valencia’s uncle, Steven Sonberg, who serves on             memory, raising more than $6,000 for the DRI in the process. Guests of the affair, held at Hofstra
                the DRI Foundation’s national board of directors, matched Dr. Ginsberg’s total contribution. On June 3,               University Club in Hempstead, NY, danced to the tunes of the Titanic All-Stars band, and enjoyed
                Valencia got called up from the Rochester Red Wings and promoted to the major leagues. He is now                      a wonderful evening of fun and laughter. Pictured are (front l-r) her husband, Marc Rosenthal, sister,
                playing for the Minnesota Twins.                                                                                      Joan Yarmovsky, daughter, Jennifer Scoles, son-in-law, Matt Scoles, niece, Shanna Yarmovsky,
                                                                                                                                      mother, Evelyne Friedman and (back l-r) Gary and Paula Siegelbaum.

                     DRI Kids Camp
                     DRI Kids Camp was held for the third successive year on July 18 and 19. Participants spent the first
                                                                                                                                            Pleasures of the Palate
                     day at the DRI involved in some fun educational initiatives. On the second day the nine children and
                                                                                                                                            Now in its 12th year, Pleasures of the Palate was held at Emeril’s Miami Beach on Sunday,
                     their family members enjoyed a wonderful breakfast buffet at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, followed
                                                                                                                                            October 24. Wines provided by Republic National Distributing Company were perfectly
                     by pool and beach time. After lunch, which was provided at Cantina Beach, the resort's oceanfront
                                                                                                                                            paired to each of the four courses served at this intimate dinner. Guests also enjoyed fabulous
                     restaurant, they decorated cupcakes with the chef (pictured with Kevin Moraga). A scavenger hunt
                                                                                                                                            silent and live auctions featuring coveted wine lots and exotic adventures. Pictured is DRI
                     and playing games in the game room wore everyone out!
                                                                                                                                            Foundation President and CEO Robert A. Pearlman (center) presenting awards of appreciation
                                                                                                                                            to hosts Doug and Sue Gallagher (right) and Bill and Beverly Parker (left.) Other sponsors
                                                                                                                                            included: Hector Family Foundation, The Klein Family, and The Paul J. DiMare Foundation/
                                                                                                                                            Paul and Swanee DiMare.

                 Cure Thrift Shop’s 2nd Birthday Bash
             Liz Wolff’s popular Cure Thrift Shop, located in Manhattan, turned two in July! At an evening affair held at          DRI Reception at the Dressing Room
             the store, guests enjoyed music, drinks, and birthday treats with Cure and Tumblr, while shopping for
             vintage and designer treasures. Fashion fanatics raced in and out of the dressing rooms modeling their                Famed chef and restaurateur Michel Nischan (center) opened the doors of his restaurant, Dressing Room,
             unique finds for one another, and raffles, a silent auction and party favors were a hit, as well. Highlighting        located in Westport, CT, for an invitation-only event, on October 25. After Nischan told the guests
             the shop’s creative nature, a new line called Discovered Treasures was launched, showcasing “remixed”                 about his family’s personal journey with diabetes, the DRI´s Dr. Norma S. Kenyon (second from left)
             jewelry created exclusively for Cure from broken modern and vintage jewelry donations. The party wasn’t               described the latest advances in diabetes research. Nischan and his wife, Lori (far right), have two chil-
             only an East Coast affair. L.A.-based celebrity friends such as Jamie Lynn Sigler, Jon Favreau, Michael Rosenbaum,    dren with type 1 diabetes and are dedicated to supporting the efforts of the DRI to find a cure for
             and more, also sent their birthday greetings via video. Pictured with Liz (right) are (l-r) her sisters Sarah and     them. Also pictured are DRI Foundation Northeast Board member Samantha Shanken Baker (far left)
             Libby Schlesinger, her mom, Eileen Schlesinger, and her niece, Becky.                                                 and Erica Newman (second from right).




  Rod Gilbert DRI Golf Classic                                                                                                           Fall Into Fashion
  Held once again in memory of Anthony John Vitale and Helaine Shari White, the Rod Gilbert DRI Golf Classic took place                  Now in its 12th year, Fall Into Fashion raised approximately $200,000 on Thursday, October 28,
                                                                                                                                         at Garden City Hotel. More than 300 attendees sipped cocktails prior to a fabulous luncheon
  on August 9 at Pine Hollow Country Club in East Norwich, NY. According to Tournament Directors Bob Zuckerman and
                                                                                                                                         and fashion show, which featured the fall fashion line of CH Carolina Herrera. Organized by
  Eric Reeps, the event, which included brunch, dinner, a silent auction and an awards ceremony, raised $181,000. The 2010
                                                                                                                                         Co-chairs (shown l-r) Roberta Waller, Fran Helfant, Korey Liebman, Wendy Waller, Doreen
  honoree was Edward M. Fallon, RPA, director of New York operations at Brookfield Financial Properties, Inc. Serving as                 Peykar, and Rina Weinbrom, the event honored Stacey and John Bromante. Auction prizes
  honorary chairman once more was Hockey Hall of Fame’s Rod Gilbert (pictured).                                                          boasted designer names such as Hermes, Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, Cartier and more.



                            Phil Peterson’s Key West Poker Run                                                                           The Risa Pulver Project Trunk Show
                            For the 38th year, Phil Peterson (2nd from right) and two of his sons, Dirk (left) and Drew (right),
                                                                                                                                         The Risa Pulver Project (http://therisapulverproject.com) hosted a trunk show on Oct. 18th and
                            organized this trek from their North and South Miami stores down to Key West. Thousands
                                                                                                                                         19th in Great Neck, NY, showcasing designs from Glen Arthur, GlamRock Watches and Leah and
                            of motorcyclists from across the country look forward to Bike Week, when they rumble onto
                                                                                                                                         Bliss. A portion of the proceeds was donated to the DRI. The ladies pictured (l-r) are Tara Bliss
                            Duval Street, which is blocked off for the weekend party. Those who purchase poker hands,
                                                                                                                                         Podolsky and Mona Leah Malekan, designers of Leah and Bliss, and Susan Horowitz, Risa
                            benefiting the DRI, and pull one of the top 10 hands are eligible to participate in Texas Hold’Em
                                                                                                                                         Pulver, Addy Fritzhand, and Miriam Shiff, all four of whom have type 1 diabetes. The gentleman
                            on Saturday night. This year the winner was Jose Marquez from Sunrise, FL, who gave his
                                                                                                                                         pictured is Glen Arthur, owner/designer of Glen Arthur.
                            prize, a 2010 883 Sportster Iron, to his wife. Pictured with the Petersons is Brian Huether of the
                            DRI Foundation.

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   Love and Hope Preview Party                          luncheon and silent auction to be                 invited to play Duplicate Bridge,                         and a silent auction.
   November 18, 2010 / FLORIDA                          held at La Gorce Country Club in                  Canasta, Mah Jong and Scrabble.
   The 37th Annual Preview Party will                   Miami Beach.                                                                                                Crystal Ball
   be held at the Diplomat Country Club                                                                   An International Affair                                   April 30, 2011 / LONG ISLAND
   in Hallandale. Often refered to as                   American Fine Wine Competition                    March 5, 2011 / FLORIDA                                   This fabulous black-tie gala will be
   “the heart of the Love and Hope,”                    February 12, 2011 / FLORIDA                       This event will be held at Wycliffe                       held at the Garden City Hotel and
   this fabulous dinner reception                       The fourth annual fine wine                       Golf and Country Club. A fun-filled                       feature dinner, dancing, live and
   will officially kick off the group’s                 competition will be held at the Hyatt             trip around the world includes                            silent auctions and more.
   fund-raising season.                                 Regency Pier 66 Resort. Guests will               entertainment from countries far
                                                        enjoy a sparkling reception, a silent             and near, followed by a tapas                             Walgreens Diabetes Diplomat
   Empire Ball                                          auction and a sit down four-course                dinner and entertainment by                               Walkathon and Family Day 2011
   December 6, 2010 / NEW YORK                          gourmet dinner.                                   comedian Bobby Collins.                                   April 2011 / FLORIDA
   New York’s Real Estate Division of the                                                                                                                           Walks will be held simultaneously
   DRI will gather at the Grand Hyatt                   37th Love and Hope Ball                           Carnival for a Cure                                       in 15 major cities across Florida. This
   Hotel for this elegant, black-tie affair.            February 19, 2011 / FLORIDA                       March 13, 2011 / NEW YORK                                 statewide walkathon will consist
                                                        To be held at the Westin Diplomat                 The sixth annual Carnival will be                         of Walgreens employees, family
   Wellington Diabetes Golf Classic                     Resort & Spa in Hollywood, this                   held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in                      members, friends, customers and
   December 13, 2010 / FLORIDA                          extraordinary gala is certain to delight          Manhattan. This event will feature                        community members to serve as a
   Join LPGA's Michelle McGann                          its guests while commemorating 37                 live entertainment, delicious food,                       tribute to those living with diabetes.
   and other celebs for this 18-hole                    years of success.                                 games for tots and teens, super
   tournament at The Wanderers                                                                            prizes and a fabulous silent auction.                     Kids Party for a Cure
   Club, followed by cocktails, silent                  Palm Beach Auxiliary Luncheon                                                                               May 1, 2011 / FLORIDA
   auction and more.                                    February 28, 2011 / FLORIDA                       Kids Party for a Cure                                     Join fellow families for the road trip
                                                        The 12th Annual A Gift of Love… A                 March 2011 / LONG ISLAND                                  of a lifetime and enjoy activities,
   Friends Celebrating Friends                          Gift of Hope Luncheon will be held at             This afternoon of fun for the entire                      food, entertainment and décor
   Luncheon                                             The Polo Club Boca Raton. Guests will             family at Dave and Buster’s will                          from New York City, New Orleans,
   January 28, 2011 / FLORIDA                           enjoy a delightful lunch after shopping           feature video games, inflatables,                         Hollywood and more.
   Enjoy an afternoon of friends,                       in a unique boutique filled with                  face painting and more, plus a
   laughter and fun at this first-ever                  fashionable items. Attendees are                  buffet dinner for the whole family




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                            Fall 2010 / Volume 38, Issue 1

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