18th Annual Promise Ball

JDRF Arizona raises more than $2 million at annual gala

The JDRF Arizona Chapter held its 18th annual Promise Ball on Nov. 10 at the Phoenician Resort. The local organization raised more than $2 million to help fund a cure for type 1 diabetes. Nearly 700 guests from across the Valley attended the gala.

The black-tie fundraiser, themed “Together We Shine,” included a cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, dinner, dancing and entertainment.

This year’s event honored Jessica Gabbay and the Gabbay family for their commitment to JDRF’s vision of a world without type 1 diabetes. During the program, Renee Parsons announced a surprise $500,000 grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation. Colleen Steinberg chaired the successful event, Syleste Rodriguez, KSAZ anchor, served as the evening’s emcee, and Letitia Frye returned as the auctioneer.

PHOTOS COURTESY JDRF ARIZONA

Dawn Roberts and Jeff Aman

Emma and Colleen Steinberg

After- party with Liquid Blue

Syleste Rodriguez

James Patterson, Robyn Moore and Lynette Carrington

JDRF Youth Ambassadors: Sophia Lishner, Alexandra Englemeyer, Brody Coomler and Cameron Kelley

Lauren Crawford and Emma Volk

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