Dream Gala

JDRF East Tennessee 22nd Annual Dream Gala

Your Mission: Attend ” A View to a Cure: Three Men on a Mission” Dream Gala hosted by JDRF of East Tennessee, where you’ll be joined by your fellow agents to help take down the most devious villain yet, Type 1 Diabetes. Expect an evening of international intrigue as you experience the James Bond lifestyle first hand: black ties, fast cars, and martinis (shaken, not stirred of course). Mingling, dining, and dancing are necessary skills for this assignment, but you’ll be pushed to your limits gambling everything during the high-stakes “Live and Let Buy” auction. You won’t be unprepared for the challenge though, having already been briefed on the latest technological advancements and newest gadgets being deployed to thwart the adversary. “Tomorrow Never Dies,” but join us and together we can work to be sure Type 1 Diabetes does!

Three Men on a Mission Honorees: Todd Henderson, Ryan Key, and David Reynolds

  • Event: JDRF East Tennessee 22nd Annual Dream Gala
  • Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014
  • Location: Knoxville Convention Center
  • Attire: Your Best James Bond or Formal Attire
  • 6:00 PM-7:30: Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
  • 7:30 PM-Midnight: Dinner, Live Auction, and Fund a Cure

At the gala there will be a moment after the Live Auction when the room is stilled, the story of hope unfolds, and Fund A Cure beings. We hope you will join in this movement that offers hope, belief, and support to millions of adults and children who live with type 1 diabetes (T1D).

Whether or not you are able to join us on November 8th, you can participate in Fund A Cure. A donation to Fund A Cure is a direct donation to fund diabetes research aimed to cure, treat, and prevent T1D. One hundred percent of your donation is tax-deductible.

The courage and perseverance of those facing the everyday challenges of T1D are an inspiration to us. It’s for them that we challenge ourselves. To give more, to do more. To make a difference.

If you are interested in donating an item or sponsoring this event, please contact the JDRF office at easttennessee@jdrf.org.

Dream Gala 2014 Sponsors:



Regal Entertainment Group

The William B. Stokely, Jr. Foundation

Food City

Food City


KeyFit Sports and Fitness Training


Alcoa, Inc.


Clayton Homes, Inc.


Home Federal Bank of Tennessee


Nisus Corp


Team Health

Mr. Randy and Jenny Boyd

Endocrinology Consultants of East Tennessee


K-9 Search on Site


Novo Nordisk Inc.


Raymond James and Associates, Inc.

Mr. and Ms. Bill and Alexa Riley


SAC Inc. (Shoffner Kalthoff Mechanical/Electrical Service)


Stowers Machinery Corp

Mrs. Terri Voland

American Boat Center

Charles Blalock & Sons Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Grant and Kathy Boyd

Brown Construction Consolidated, Inc.

Mr. & Mrs. Kent and Julie Davis

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

Tim and Linda Easterday

MasterCraft Boats

Morgan Stanley

Mr. & Mrs. Todd & Heather Mullins

Pavement Restorations Inc.

Pilot Travel Centers LLC

Pinnacle Financial Partners

Scott Insurance

Sea Ray Boats

Serve Pro of Loudon and Roane Co

Mr. & Mrs. Joan Sterchi

Tennova Healthcare

TIS Insurance Services, Inc.

University of Tennessee Medical Center

Van Elkins and Associates

Vulcan Materials Co.

Scripps Networks Interactive