Haute Spots Boston: Joslin Diabetes’ High Hopes Gala

If you need an excuse to get out and about on the town next weekend, Joslin Diabetes Center is hosting its annual High Hopes Gala at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel to raise money for the Center’s greatest needs in research, education and clinical care. One of Boston’s best and most formal night is being celebrated at the black-tie benefit on Saturday, November 19 from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Joslin Diabetes CenterPhoto Credit: Joslin Diabetes Center

The swanky event will be emceed by WCVB’s J.C. Monahan, and feature live entertainment, silent and live auctions and the chance to win the grand raffle prize – a three-night culinary weekend getaway for two in at the Fairmount Olympic Park in Seattle plus transportation. The foodie lover’s prize also includes Le Cordon Bleu cooking classes for two, and a VIP early access tour of Pike Place Market for two.

Joslin Diabetes Center is best known for its expertise in diabetes treatment and research. A federally designated Diabetes Research Center, affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Joslin is dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes and ensuring that people with diabetes live long, healthy lives.  Joslin also develops and disseminates innovative patient therapies and scientific discoveries throughout the world.

This event celebrates and honors caregivers and patients, researchers and donors who all help position Joslin as the best investment in the fight against diabetes. This year’s Global Achievement Award honorees are Dr. Gordon Weir and Dr. Susan Bonner-Weir, the husband-wife duo leading Joslin’s beta cell research team and the 2016 Spotlight on Hope honorees are sisters Sarah and Clarissa Peterson, both type 1 diabetes patients and supporters of Joslin. This event is Joslin Diabetes Center’s largest fundraising event of the year and provides much needed funds to support Joslin’s mission and programs.

The Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel is located at 606 Congress Street in Boston.  Individual tickets are $1,000.