Media Invitation - Gala highlighting the 35th anniversary of the Juvenile
Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF): Honouring children living with type 1
diabetes and Daniel Lavoie, spokesperson

MONTREAL, Nov. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Media representatives are invited to attend the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's (JDRF) 35th anniversary Gala "A Cure is for Life", honouring the courage of children living with type 1 diabetes, on Thursday, November 19th, 2009 at the Windsor Ballroom. This elegant evening will be hosted by Ms. Sonia Benezra along with two youth ambassadors living with type 1 diabetes, Joelle Vineberg, age 7, and Arnaud Gagné, age 10. This magnificent event attracts over 300 of Montreal's prominent business leaders, features spectacular entertainment, a live auction and our signature Fund-a-Cure. All proceeds from this event go to fund groundbreaking research led by JDRF researchers. The fundraising goal for the evening is $435,000.

JDRF will be recognizing author-composer-performer, Daniel Lavoie, for his 20 years of dedication to JDRF as the Quebec spokesperson.

    Date:   Thursday, November 19, 2009

    Time:   6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Cocktail and reception of the media
            7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. - Diner, live auction, Fund-a-Cure

    Where:  Le Windsor
            1170 Peel Street

    What:   Gala highlighting JDRF's 35th anniversary and honouring children
            living with type 1 diabetes featuring special recognition of
            Daniel Lavoie, JDRF spokesperson.

    Who:    Sonia Benezra: Host, A Cure is for Life Gala
            Daniel Lavoie: JDRF's spokesperson
            Joelle Vineberg: 7 years old, Youth Ambassador who has been
            living with type 1 diabetes since the age of 2
            Arnaud Gagné: 10 years old, Youth Ambassador who has been living
            with type 1 diabetes since the age of 2
            Denis Lalonde: JDRF Quebec Regional Manager

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes research worldwide. Founded in Montreal in 1974, the mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. JDRF funds a major portion of all type 1 diabetes research in the world, more than any other nongovernmental source of funding. In 2008, JDRF Canada provided $8.5 million to diabetes research. For more information, visit

SOURCE Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

For further information: For further information: To reserve your ticket, or to schedule an interview: Dominique Quirion, Communication Agent, JDRF, Office: (514) 744-5537 ext. 231, Cell: (514) 531-5752,;

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