Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
After a cocktail reception and silent auction in the lobby of the State Theatre, more than 560 guests for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Greater Cleveland’s Dream Gala: Broadway Bound For a Cure sat down on the State Theatre stage for a family-style dinner of beef tenderloin and stuffed chicken breast.
All City Musical, a group of children from the Cleveland Public School district, performed scenes from the musical “Guys and Dolls” and students from Baldwin-Wallace College performed Broadway tunes.
Guests bid on live auction prizes including VIP tickets to a concert by The Police, a trip to the Cayman Islands, dinner for 25 guests and a labradoodle puppy. Raffle tickets were also available for the chance to win a $10,000 diamond bracelet from Marlen Jewelers.
John Stropki, chairman and CEO of Lincoln Electric, was honored during the evening with the Living and Giving award along with Cindy and Bob Fairchild who received the Friends of JDRF award for their contributions to the organization.
More than $70,000 was raised for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
John Stropki and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Greater Cleveland executive director Laura Maciag