Beta Cell Bash 2012

You may recall a guest-post last August from Michael K. Schwab, a fellow Person With Diabetes in central Indiana who created what became known as the Beta Cell Bash.

Founded by Mike in 2004 along with Greg and Tracie Mrakich (who are also type 1 D-musicians here locally), the bash was created to raise awareness and money through music and art to improve the lives of those affected with type 1 diabetes.

Well, the Beta Cell Bash went to the curb a handful of years ago. But thanks to some prompting from The D-Corner Booth Happy face, Mike decided to bring back the Beta Cell Bash for 2012. That is happening this Friday, March 2.

A night of art, music and fundraising for the Indiana chapter of the JDRF. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. at Blue Wren Studio (in the Fountain Square District of Indianapolis) with an art show/silent art auction. You can check out some of the artwork here. The address is Blue Wren Studio -Murphy Art Center, 1043 Virginia Avenue, Suite 214, Indianapolis, IN 46203.

Then, the activities move around the corner to Radio Radio, where 10 to 12 bands - Indie, classic-rock cover styles - will take the stage starting at 8 p.m. and continue throughout the night.This a 21 and over event with a $10 cover charge, and all the proceeds go to JDRF. There will also be some prizes available to those with tickets!

Hey, you're not in Indianapolis? Don't worry - you can be a part of this fun event, too!

If you can't attend, please consider buying a $10 virtual ticket to show your support. Or you can make a donation for whatever amount your heart desires. Either way, go here:

Sponsorship opportunities also exist for you or those you might know. Not to mention volunteering the night of the event, or even helping to distribute flyers to promote Beta Cell Bash.

Being the online age that we are, there's of course the ability to check out the Beta Cell Bash Facebook Page.

For more information about the Beta Cell Bash contact: Tracie Mrakich at (317) 253-6999 or by email at

Personally, I can't wait to do the Beta Cell Bash and be a part of this fun fundraising event for a great cause!


Redhead Living said…
I wish we had a trained babysitter so we could go to this event. Hopefully, we will have someone trained by next year so we can attend. Have fun!
Karen said…
Sounds fantastic!! I hope you have a wonderful time and I can't wait to hear all about how it went!!
v6shell (jeff) said…
Neat! Plus, I hadn't heard about Indiana Cure Chasers before :)

Hope you all have an amazing time .. Let's hope that today's wild weather plays nice !!!

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