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JDRF Southwest Ohio Raises $3.7M for Diabetes Research

Priority - Honoree Rich Boehne and wife Lisa.jpg
Priority - Honoree Rich Boehne and wife Lisa.jpg

JDRF Southwest Ohio recently held its annual JDRF Cincinnatian of the Year Gala, where they honored Rich Boehne, Chairman of E.W. Scripps, and acknowledged volunteer Mark Kacher as the Cynthia Marver Marmer Volunteer of the Year.

The event raised a record $3.7 million toward research to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

Petra Vester chaired the event, which saw more than 800 guests, all of whom enjoyed this year's "Carnivale for the Cure" Brazilian theme!

A big part of fundraising came from a $2.4 million planned gift left by the estate of the late Wayne and Marty McDaniel, making it the largest gift in the chapter's history.

“JDRF has made tremendous progress in the past 18 months, namely with developing the new artificial pancreas technology," says JDRF Southwest Ohio Executive Director Melissa Newman. This transformative gift will help us continue that momentum, and will positively impact the lives of every person living with type 1 diabetes.”

The team at Cincy Chic hopes to keep this fundraising momentum going for JDRF - honoring the organization as the "blue" at our annual Red, Pink & Blue event on the Purple People Bridge on June 29.

We'll also be raising funds for two other organizations as well, so head on over and get your tickets, and choose the charity of your choice, red for the American Heart Association, pink for the Pink Ribbon Girls, and blue for JDRF!