Entrepreneur Jennifer Ross has reached her dream of creating an innovative and successful business but there is another dream to come, that of finding a cure to type 1 diabetes, an illness that affects millions, young and old, around the world including herself.
On May 3, Ross will be honored as this year’s Dare to Dream honoree for DREAMS in the City, a not-to-miss fundraiser to benefit the Diabetes Research Institute, a world leader in cure-focused research with a sole mission to find a biological cure for diabetes.
Join Ross and more than 400 attendees from metropolitan New York’s business, social and celebrity circles at Cipriani 25 Broadway starting at 6:30 pm for DREAMS in the City, which features a magical night of specialty cocktails, wines highly rated by Wine Spectator, a seated dinner, a mission-based live auction and a luxury silent auction.
“When I thought of creating my company I wanted to fulfill a need I had as well as many others, and I achieved that goal and dream,” said Ross, co-founder of Be Mixed, a sugar-free, no calorie, all-natural mixer. “My ultimate dream, like millions of others, is finding a cure to type 1 diabetes which I have lived with for 26 years. I am both extremely grateful and excited for this great honor and I look forward to an incredible event to help fund research for a cure.”
The dream for a cure is also passionately shared by event Co-Chairs Samantha Shanken Baker, Bonnie Inserra, Meryl Lieberman, and Susan Weiner along with Young Professionals’ Chair, Lindsey Inserra-Hughes. During its tenure, this annual event has raised nearly $6 million to help find a biological cure for diabetes.
Just added to the night, a spectacular performance featuring some of Broadway’s brightest stars, hot off NBC’s recent hit, “Jesus Christ Superstar — Live in Concert!” This year, the fantastic sounds of the Jay Prince Band, known throughout the tristate area, will surely get attendees onto the dance floor. Cocktails begin at 6:30 pm, followed by a live program, dinner, dancing and a dessert reception.
Tickets, which can be purchased online at DiabetesResearch.org/DREAMS-in-the-City-Gala, are $500 per guest and a young professional ticket is $250 (35 years of age or under).