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  In recent years, many child-related issues have hit the political and social forefronts.  Education, or perhaps a lack thereof, has been a hot-button topic nationally, as well as in Louisville with the continued debates over the JCPS student assignment. However, nothing has sparked passions quite like health insurance contention, especially when dealing with children. Although these topics may have been red-flagged by the media in recent years, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is renewing its commitment to managing and eradicating juvenile diabetes for the 12th year with its annual Passport to a Cure Benefit to Benefit Diabetes Research.
  This year’s theme is Passport to Monaco and guests will enjoy a night at a casino resort town without leaving Louisville.  JDRF is partnering with Brown-Forman Coproration CEO and Honorary Gala Chair Paul Varga to create a night of elegance accented with dancing and a chance to test your luck at their casino.
  Guests will enjoy a Korbel™ Champagne red carpet welcome, a Goldfinger-tini created by Tim Laird, Brown-Forman’s own chief entertainment officer, a bourbon tasting, dinner and music.
  It’s always fun to get dolled up and step out in class, but if you feel like making this more of a regular lifestyle, Passport to Monaco will auction Australian condos and box seats at the Yum! Center and Churchill Downs, among other prizes.
  While glitz and glamour is important in its own right, this gala, one of over 100 JDRF galas worldwide, will support type 1 diabetes (formerly ‘juvenile diabetes’) cure and treatment research. Last year the galas raised about $45 million.

  The Passport to Monaco Gala will take place on Saturday, February 5, at the downtown Marriott. For more information, to purchase tickets or to donate visit this link.

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