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PJS at the gala

Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld
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  • Amber and Clay Bretches

    Amber and Clay Bretches (Photo: Barbara Perlick)

  • Perri, Michael, Madison and Andrea Soper

    Perri, Michael, Madison and Andrea Soper (Photo: Barbara Perlick)

  • Amber and Clay Bretches
  • Perri, Michael, Madison and Andrea Soper

Guests gathered – virtually – to support JDRF Houston’s gala, The Power of Us: From Start to Finish, which raised more than $1.2 million. Drew Dougherty, the host of Texans TV who has type 1 diabetes, emceed the live stream from his home, donning a tuxedo on top and shorts on bottom. Attendees joined the live YouTube event – some dressed in PJs and others in black tie – from their living rooms, beds and even their pools, while donating to Fund A Cure and bidding on auction items. Some even did cannonballs after large donations. Guests, including honorees Peggy and Robert Kruckemeyer, shared inspiring words about their journeys with type 1 diabetes and JDRF. The virtual gala received pre-event encouragement from type 1 diabetic DeAndre Carter of the Houston Texans. The stream also featured video messages from heroes and WWE superstar Lacey Evans.

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Amber and Clay Bretches

Amber and Clay Bretches (Photo: Barbara Perlick)

Perri, Michael, Madison and Andrea Soper

Perri, Michael, Madison and Andrea Soper (Photo: Barbara Perlick)

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