Thursday, May 9, 2013

JDRF Spring For a Cure Benefit

I had the immense pleasure of attending the JDRF Spring for a Cure benefit at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. The event is the signature charity fundraiser for the NYC chapter of the Young Leadership Committee, which is the junior board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. It was held to raise money for Type I diabetes research projects.

Spring for a Cure included some of the city’s top restaurants and the finest beverages. For a foodie like me it felt like a cloud 9 experience to try such a great selection of yummy food and drinks. The night also featured a silent auction, raffle, music and dancing.

JDRF is the leader of the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community—unifying global efforts to cure, treat, and prevent T1D. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D.

My dress for the evening was a Strapless Foldover Faille Tulip Dress courtesy of one of my favorite dress companies, Eliza J. It was the perfect shade of pink that made me feel like a Spring tulip in full bloom. I loved the waist-cinching belt and the fabulous pockets which came in handy for my business cards and i-Phone. It was a dress that was both practical and functional. Très chic!

Some of the great items included in the raffle and silent auction were "Watch What Happens Live" with Andy Cohen, Coach bags, tickets to Sleep No More, luxury beauty baskets from Bobbi Brown and Le Metier Beaute, a trip to Vegas and much more.

My favorite auction item was the above yellow Coach tote bag. I definitely developed a bag crush the moment I saw it! It was such a great color for Spring/Summer. I also loved the spacious interior where you could fit everything you could possibly need. 

One of the most delicious foods at the event were the masala fish tacos. They were presented in front of a sparkly Buddha like statue with mini chandeliers on both sides. 

Alex Cook and Leslie Adkins
A big thank you to my dear friend Alex Cook, Director of Strategy & Operations at Ralph Lauren. He invited me to this great charity event and also introduced me to his lovely friend Leslie Adkins who’s part of the JDRF Young Leadership Committee. (Sorry guys for the blurry photo, my camera's flash didn't go off!)

I had such a fun time at the JDRF Spring for a Cure benefit. It was an evening filled with fantastic food & drinks, a great dress, good friends and music. Knowing that I was at an event that supported such a great cause made my evening that much more special.

Visit to learn more about Type 1 Diabetes or if you would like to donate. 

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