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Juvenile Diabetes hosts Gala
Living and Giving Honoree Family Andy Hudson, Key Richardson Hudson, Knox Richardson,Diane Richardson, Jim Richardson and Emory Richardson.
The Alabama Chapter for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) hosted its 11th annual Night of Hope Gala on Friday, May 18 at The Club. The event included a cocktail reception, silent and live auction, a seated dinner and tribal dance performers provided by AEG Live. During the evening, special guest speaker Kendall Simmons shared his personal story of being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes during his sophomore year in the NFL. Simmons is a former Auburn University offensive lineman and two-time Super Bowl Champion with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
JDRF honored Jim Richardson of Sellers, Richardson, Holman and West with the “Living and Giving” award. The Alabama Chapter also honored Bradley Arant Boult Cummings as the Corporate Honoree. Chairman of the Board and Partner Beau Grenier accepted the award on behalf of the law firm. Ryan Brown of the JOX Roundtable was the emcee for the evening. Flowers and decorations were provided by Event Design Group of Atlanta. Gala Chairs were Lynne Petro and Paget Pizitz.JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes research. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.