JDRF The Promise Ball 5.5.18

JDRF The Promise Ball 5.5.18

Pictured: Joe, Kelly, Emma, Will and Charlie DelVecchio

JDRF The Promise Ball 5.5.18

Listen below to hear Joe and Kelly DelVecchio share their story of how Type 1 Diabetes affects their family. They have a family of 5 yet 3 of them have been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and now they are being honored as the 2018 Fund A Cure Family. 

Join them at the Promise Ball on May 5th at 6:00pm at the Connecticut Convention Center! It'll include a cocktail hour, live auction, a healthy delicious dinner, and so much more!

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets and learn more!

ABOUT THE FAMILY

When Emma DelVecchio was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in 2007 at the age of 3, her parents Joe and Kelly found themselves thrown into an unfamiliar world of blood sugar checks, carb counting, insulin, worry-filled days and many sleepless nights. They could not imagine that their family would have to relive that life-changing day, but they did in 2010 when Joe was diagnosed at age 37. Six years later they received the heartbreaking news that their 6 year-old son Charlie also had T1D.

Since their first diagnosis, the DelVecchio family has made supporting JDRF a family effort. Their One Walk team, 3D, has raised nearly $25,000 over the past 5 years. Both Joe and Kelly have served as volunteer mentors, providing comfort and hope to newly diagnosed families and adults. Joe has also served on the Tee Up For A Cure committee, JDRF’s annual golf tournament. Following in her parents’ footsteps, Emma serves as a JDRF Youth Ambassador.

In recognition of their family’s commitment to JDRF’s mission to create a world without type 1 diabetes, JDRF is honoring the DelVecchio family as the 2018 Fund A Cure Family.

 

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