SAVE THE DATE
2014 HOPE FOR A CURE GALA
Chris and Alex Cann AND Lisa and Todd Klumok
Living and Giving Award Recipients
Joan and Neal Allen
Doug is donating a 30″x45″ print to the 2014 Hope for a Cure auction.
Angel Oak Charleston 2013
Published: Graphis Photography Annual 2014
The Angel Oak is a Live Oak Tree that is the oldest thing east of the Rockies aged approximately 1,500 years. Towering over 65 feet high, the Angel Oak has shaded John’s Island, South Carolina, for over 1400 years, and would have sprouted 1000 years before Columbus’ arrival in the New World. Recorded history traces the ownership of the live oak and surrounding land, back to the year 1717 when Abraham Waight received it as part of a small land grant. The tree stayed in the Waight family for four generations, and was part of a Marriage Settlement to Justus Angel and Martha Waight Tucker Angel. Today the live oak has a diameter of spread reaching 160 feet, a circumference of nearly 25 feet, and covers 17,100 square feet of ground
Recognized as one of Atlanta’s premier social and philanthropic events, the Hope for a Cure Gala continually raises over one million dollars in support of JDRF’s mission, to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. Nearly 700 of Atlanta’s prominent community and corporate elite gather to commemorate JDRF’s momentous progress in diabetes research. The elegant black-tie evening features a fabulous cocktail party, seated dinner and spectacular live and silent auctions. The evening’s excitement culminates during Fund A Cure where 100 percent of the proceeds go directly to diabetes research.