This year, eveyone should “Follow the Yellow Brick Road to a Cure” with the Palmetto Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. On the evening of Feb. 5, the foundation will present the 13th annual Wings of Love Gala to raise funds to support juvenile diabetes research.
The event will honor Coach and Mrs. Ray Tanner for their exceptional service to the community. Ray and Karen Tanner founded the Ray Tanner Foundation in 2005, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the betterment of economically and medically disadvantaged children and their families. Through various events throughout the year, their foundation raises funds to support organizations that care for seriously ill children, the homeless and other charitable causes.
JDRF’s black-tie event, delightfully themed around The Wizard of Oz, will include a silent and live auction, live music from the band Blackbeard’s Truck, delicious catered food and an open bar. In addition to presenting the Tanners with the Living and Giving award, the Gala also will showcase a video presentation and personal testimony from Ethan Morse, a JDRF Junior Ambassador with Type 1 diabetes. Other JDRF Junior Ambassadors will be in attendance to share their stories and everyday journeys with diabetes. JDRF is proud that more than 80 percent of revenue goes directly to research and to ultimately finding a cure for this debilitating disease.
For ticket information, please call (803) 782-1477 or visit jdrfpalmetto.org.