JDRF Los Angeles to Host Annual Imagine Gala on May 4

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By : dLife Editors

JDRF Los Angeles will host the annual Imagine Gala on May 4, 2019, at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. JDRF (formerly Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) is dedicated to improving lives and curing Type 1 diabetes in children and in adults.

Over 600 entertainment executives, celebrities, top business executives, community and civic leaders, medical professionals and philanthropists are expected to attend and to support JDRF’s life-saving research to cure, treat, and prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D).

This year, the multi-talented singer, musician, composer, actor, and TV personality Harry Connick, Jr., one of today’s most influential entertainers, will headline the event.

Harry Connick, Jr. has exemplified excellence in every aspect of the entertainment world, and we are honored to have his support at the JDRF Image Gala, one of the premier benefits in Los Angeles,” said Judy Ranan, executive director, JDRF Los Angeles. “He has received multiple Grammy and Emmy Awards as well as Tony nominations for his live and recorded musical performances, his achievements on the screen and his appearances on Broadway as both an actor and a composer.”

In addition to Connick’s featured performance, honors will be presented to Marc and Robyn Sidoti. When their daughter was diagnosed in 2016 with T1D, Marc and Robyn made it their mission to help eradicate the disease.  Marc is a board member of the JDRF LA Chapter and Robyn is a member of the Imagine Gala committee.


The evening will include entertainment, a cocktail reception, dinner, silent, and live auction items, culminating in its signature call-to-action, Fund A Cure.

Fund A Cure is a unique opportunity for 100% of donations received to go to ground-breaking research.  Since its inception in 1970, JDRF has funded virtually every major breakthrough in diabetes research.

The path to a cure for diabetes is as complex as the disease itself, but tremendous progress is being made daily and the goal is in sight.

Join JDRF’s generous presenting sponsor, Medtronic, along with many other partners and donors, in supporting the 2019 Annual JDRF Los Angeles Chapter’s Imagine Gala.


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