The Brumos Companies Named Champion Partner For JDRF’s 13th Annual Miracles Gala
Jacksonville, Fla. – (Sept 18, 2013) – Organizers of the 13th Annual Miracles Gala, benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) North Florida Chapter, proudly announce this year’s Champion Partner, The Brumos Companies.
“Set Sail to Cure T1D” will be held on Saturday, October 12th, at the Sawgrass Marriott. As this year’s Champion Partner, The Brumos Companies will team with JDRF in its mission to raise $300,000 toward research, treatment advancements, and education and awareness of type 1 diabetes (T1D).
“The Brumos Companies are proud to be working hand-in-hand with JDRF to support their mission to treat, prevent and cure T1D. Through this partnership, we are privileged to honor those who live with T1D each and every day,” says Charlie Tomm, Owner of The Brumos Companies. “We could not be more appreciative to have The Brumos Companies serve as this year’s Champion Partner.
“Brumo’s commitment to the local community is a true blessing to organizations like JDRF,” says Brooks Biagini, Executive Director of North Florida JDRF. Event Co-Chairs, Jennifer Trednick of San Marco and Beaches Resident Heather King, look forward to exceeding expectations and making the Miracles Gala the fundraising event of 2013. Trednick has lived with T1D for 31 years and King has introduced over 6,000 individuals to insulin pump therapy, so this duo is ready to cruise beyond the $300,000 fundraising goal.
The cruise-themed gala will feature a shore side cocktail reception, silent auction and live auctions, a seated Captain’s Dinner, a T1D research update, live entertainment, and dancing.
Presented by Vistakon, the Miracles Gala will be hosted by Patty Crosby of First Coast News. Additional sponsors include, THE PLAYERS, Brooks Rehabilitation, FIS, ING, Raymond James, the Jacksonville Business Journal, JouJou Interior Decorating, Northeast Florida Endocrine and Diabetes Associates, The Griggs Group, LPS, Nemours, The University of Florida Diabetes Center of Excellence, St.Vincent’s Healthcare, TSG Realty, Watson Cares, and Joe and Peggy Grantham.
For more information about the gala and to purchase tickets, please visit www.jdrf.org/northflorida or call (904) 739-2101.
JDRF, the world’s leading charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research, was founded in 1970 by the parents of children with juvenile diabetes – a disease which strikes children suddenly, makes them insulin-dependent for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. Since inception, JDRF has provided more than $1 billion in direct funding to diabetes research. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education. JDRF’s mission is constant: to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. For more information, visit the JDRF web site at www.jdrf.org.
About The Brumos Companies
The Brumos Companies were founded in the mid 1950’s with a dedication to exceed the expectations of its customers in both sales and service. The rich heritage of Brumos Racing is reflected in superior leadership across the Brumos dealerships which contribute to the Brumos Companies’ strong reputation in the Jacksonville community. Along with Brumos Racing, there are 5 dealerships among the Brumos Companies: Brumos Motor Cars (Mercedes-Benz) and Sprinter; Brumos Porsche; Lexus of Jacksonville; Lexus of Orange Park; Mercedes-Benz of Orange Park (including smart). In addition, Brumos has two more operations to serve the Jacksonville Community: Brumos Collision Centers for auto body repair and Brumos AutoWerks for the repair and maintenance of exotic and classic cars. For more information go on-line to www.brumos.com.