Joey Saputo, honorary President of the JDRF DIA-BEAT-IT Gala

A gala to the rhythm of elegance and determination to fight diabetes

Montreal – Under the honorary presidency of Mr. Joey Saputo, President of the Montreal Impact and Stade Saputo, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is proud to announce its prestigious Gala on Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at the Arsenal in Montreal.  The Gala this year promises to be very lively, with a dazzling ambiance and fabulous entertainment, great music and an exquisite dinner will surely charm every single guest.  

“It’s with great pleasure that I accepted the presidency of the 2013 JDRF Gala,” explained Mr. Saputo. “Since its inception, the Montreal Impact continues to support causes involving youth, because our children’s health and happiness are the universal bonds that unite us all. Improving their quality of life is not only a priority, it is our primary responsibility.”

“The past 20 years in the world of soccer has taught me that teamwork, determination, passion and caring can accomplish anything. Let’s invest together in a cure,” said Mr. Saputo, who considers himself very lucky for having what any parent wants the most in life: healthy children. 

Highly-coveted, the JDRF Gala will welcome over 400 guests. This success is the result in large part of business leaders who have rallied to the cause of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D), our honorary President and major donor Mr. Joey Saputo and all of the volunteers participating in the organization of this spectacular event.   

To keep the rhythm going all evening, DJ Abeille and band The Directors are ready for to provide an extravagant and lively evening under the skillful and energetic animation of Rodger Brulotte. Join us!

Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) 

T1D is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. T1D strikes both children and adults at any age. It comes on suddenly, causes dependence on injected or pumped insulin for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications.    

About JDRF  

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is the largest charitable supporter and advocate of T1D research. The goal of JDRF’s research is to improve the lives of every person affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. 

Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.7 billion to T1D research. More than 80 percent of JDRF's expenditures directly support research, research-related education and advocacy. Past JDRF research efforts have helped to significantly improve the care of people with this disease, and have expanded the critical scientific understanding of T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. 

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