This weekend brings much fun and festivity, all in the name of good causes.
Mostly significantly, the annual JDRF Indiana Promise Gala happens Saturday night in Indianapolis. We attended for the first time in 2009, as my company is one of the third-highest level sponsors (Eli Lilly and Roche are two of the highest level sponsors, for the record). Being Type 1 for 26 years, I'd never had a chance to attend a Gala before and it was awesome. We lost out on some of the fun silent auction items before the dinner and ceremonies began, but managed to buy a charitable drink for a good cause. This year presented another opportunity through my employer to attend this annual event and I jumped at the chance. Since I've become more involved in the JDRF, it has even more meaning. The theme: Wild For The Cure. Many auction items that will surely draw some charitable giving, including a 5-month old Golden Retreiver male puppy! (Value: A Bonding Experience... Priceless!). Last year, a puppy was the highest-bid item of more than $1,000... No reason to think this adorable little guy won't garner the same response! Anyhow, many more great items that I'm sure we'll put a bid on and see what happens.
Have a great weekend. Let's hope the cats don't choose this weekend for World Domination, so you can stay tuned for Monday updates from The D-Corner Booth.