Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) Presents “Caribbean Nights” to Benefit the Children’s Diabetes Center

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kenneth Beatrice and David Nelson, MD, chair of the Department of Pediatrics at GUMC, will co-host “Caribbean Nights,” an evening filled with drinks, dinner, dancing and a ‘live’ auction to benefit one of Washington’s most important causes—diabetes—on April 24th at the Georgetown University Conference Center. The evenings emcee’s will be joined by people living with diabetes, care-givers of those with diabetes, members of Congress and Georgetown University researchers dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes, the nation’s seventh leading cause of death.

The evening will include a dinner prepared by local chefs and luxury ‘live’ auction which features sports memorabilia and vacations worldwide. “Caribbean Nights” is hosted by Georgetown University Children’s Medical Center and all funds raised will benefit the Diabetes Research and Education Program. The program provides diabetes education on both a local and national level by offering free educational seminars and support groups. Its research is aimed at preventing diabetes and discovering scientific breakthroughs to improve the lives of people with type 1 (juvenile) and type II-diabetes mellitus.

“Georgetown’s Diabetes Research and Education Program is committed to searching for a cure and finding more effective ways to manage diabetes,” says Douglas Sobel, MD, professor and Head of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes. “Nearly 8.3 people out of 100 have diabetes in the district, which is the 4th highest rate in the country.”

For more information, please contact Tressa Kirby at (202)-687-8865 or [email protected]. Tickets are $40 for adults, $15 for children under 17, or $125 per family. Media are invited to attend. High-resolution photos available upon request.

About Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University Medical Center is an internationally recognized academic medical center with a three-part mission of research, teaching and patient care (through Georgetown's affiliation with MedStar Health). GUMC's mission is carried out with a strong emphasis on public service and a dedication to the Catholic, Jesuit principle of cura personalis -- or "care of the whole person." The Medical Center includes the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing and Health Studies, both nationally ranked, the world-renowned Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization (BGRO), home to 60 percent of the university's sponsored research funding.

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Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC)
Tressa Iris Kirby, 202-687-8865
[email protected]

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