jdrf nuit blanche gala ball 2016

Our 2016 Gala Ball series closed in spectacular fashion on Saturday night, with Perth and Brisbane both enjoying Nuit Blanche in their states. Nuit Blanche also took place earlier in April and May in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne. This year’s event theme, Nuit Blanche, takes its name from the famous Parisian dusk-to-dawn celebrations of art and culture which is sometimes referred to as ‘the sleepless night’.

Mike Wilson, JDRF CEO and Managing Director, said “This is particularly poignant for those with a type 1 diabetes connection – as the fear of dangerous blood glucose fluctuations can be the enemy of a good night’s sleep”.

The funds raised by Nuit Blanche nationally totaled nearly $1.5 million, which will help JDRF fund more of the world’s best research into T1D and its complications. We hope to one day make sleepless nights a thing of the past for those with T1D and their families.

jdrf gala ball

Guests at Nuit Blanche were inspired by high-energy entertainment, live and silent auctions, as well as a research progress update from Mike Wilson. A member of our T1D community spoke at each event too, telling a captivated room about how they live with the disease.

If you were a part of Nuit Blanche, as a guest, as a volunteer, or as a donor – thank you. Your involvement is vital to the ongoing success of the Gala Ball. We hope to have your support again next year.

Thank you to our sponsors
We’d like to thank our generous corporate sponsors for contributing to another successful year of Gala Balls. Your support was instrumental in bringing Nuit Blanche to life for the hundreds of guests who attended.

JDRF acknowledges the following sponsors:

Gold –
Silver – Axant Corporate Advisory
Silver – Medtronic

Gold – GB Landfill
Gold – Philip Chronican
Silver – Media Partners
Silver – Cubed Communications
Silver – Medtronic

Platinum – Portfolio Housing Group
Gold – Pizza Hut
Gold – Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Silver – Westpac 
Silver – DB Life 
Silver – Thrifty Bathrooms 
Silver – Shaw and Partners 
Silver – EY 
Silver – Danii Foundation
Silver – Medtronic

Presenting – Audi Centre Perth
Platinum – Wesfarmers
Platinum – Kmart
Platinum – Crown Resorts Foundation
Gold – Australian Capital Equity
Gold – Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Gold – EY 
Gold – Hawaiian
Gold – Miss Maud
Gold – Telstra 
Silver – AFG 
Silver – Clayton UTZ 
Silver – Deloitte 
Silver – Grosvenor Hotel
Silver – Inline Engineering 
Silver – Medtronic

Gold – Bielby Holdings Pty Ltd
Silver – Translational Research Institute Australia 
Silver – Bombardier
Silver – Lang O’Rourke
Silver – Medtronic


Images in this post are courtesy of Artificial Studios

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