On April 22nd, employees from Momentous attended the JDRF Imagine Gala at the Beverly Hilton, which was organized by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Celebrities in attendance included Usher, Sugar Ray Leonard, Hailee Steinfeld, Andra Day, Jimmy Jam, Holly Robinson Peete and more. With ties to the diabetic community, Momentous was proud to sponsor the event, which raised over $1.1 million towards the foundation’s goals to treat, prevent and ultimately find a cure for type 1 diabetes. Both the silent and live auctions contributed to the total, raising $74,000 and $125,350 respectively, and the Fund A Cure bidding raised direct donations to JDRF’s mission of research by more than $369,000.
Representatives from JDRF, Dara Weinraub and Elisabeth Fleshler, and youth ambassador Ava Bourdeau, visited the Momentous Van Nuys office to present the firm with a thank you gift for their donation, along with the statement “JDRF’s partnership with your company is crucial toward the realization of our shared goal – to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). With your generous support, we are driving research across the entire scientific and development spectrum, from discovery in the lab to delivery to patients. We’re making real progress toward delivering therapies that will change the lives of millions affected by T1D.”
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Their mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested more than $2 billion in research funding since their inception. They are an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. They collaborate with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Their staff and volunteers throughout the United States and our six international affiliates are dedicated to advocacy, community engagement and their vision of a world without T1D. For more information, please visit jdrf.org.
Pictured above are Sabina Fischer, Dara Weinraub, Maggie Sarmiento, Ava Bourdeau, Lilia Rocha and Elisabeth Fleshler