JDRF Rockin’ for Research founded by LOVERBOY NOVEMBER 11, 2006 Distinctive, Imaginative, Philanthropic Rockin’ for Research Gala benefiting Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Did you know that a child with diabetes must take over 1000 insulin injections a year to stay alive? In fact, 1 in 500 children suffering from juvenile diabetes may also suffer seizures from daily insulin reactions. Their future without a cure means deadly complications: blindness, kidney failure, stroke, heart disease and early death. Insulin only helps to manage juvenile diabetes but it is not the cure. Rockin’ for Research has a unique panache and style that has become a signature event of the year in Vancouver. Last year our event raised $770,000 and in the past 6 years, has raised $2.5m. You can support diabetes research by becoming a vital part of Rockin’ For Research fundraising Gala at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Nov. 11th, 2006. Here’s your opportunity to provide a donation from your premier products and services that will be showcased at our event where 650 of the Lower Mainland’s most affluent and influential corporate and community leaders will be viewing your participation. Your donation will be displayed in our Silent Auction - you will receive a write-up about your donation and company in our Keepsake Catalogue; receive a visual display & signing in our ballroom.; receive honourable mention in the Auction Donor listing and Auction Fact Sheet. Back by popular demand, our Mystery CD Draw sold out in less than an hour last year and raised $15,000 for research. If chosen for this draw your donation will be featured on a 30’ merchandising unit – you will receive a write up about your donation and company in our Mystery Draw book; your donation will be featured on 2 giant promotional boards in the ballroom; receive honourable mention in the Auction Donor listing and Auction Fact Sheet. Sponsorship opportunities exist for our Live Auction and Grand Prize Draw. Four very unique merchandising opportunities exist – to provide a perfect audience to market your company to! I am absolutely determined to help find a cure. You can help. I would be extremely grateful for your support and generous donation. More than 80% of JDRF's expenditures goes directly to research and education about research. Galas are major fundraisers in BC: Rockin’ for Research - Vancouver, Nov. 11th, Hot Summers Night - Kelowna, Sept. 9th, Promise Ball - Victoria, Nov. 4th. These 3 events are projected to raise almost $1 million. A major part of these galas are the live and silent auctions. Here's how you can help: We require over 800 items for these auctions and we are currently well below that number. We're only weeks until the Kelowna event and deadlines for advertising for Rockin and the Promise Ball. Everyone receiving this note can help! Please take a moment and think about how you can help procure items! Your family can donate a certificate for your favourite restaurant; a bottle of wine; redeem your air-miles for gift items, or ask your employer for a donation from your workplace! Ask friends and neighbours to help too! Then, fill out the attached procurement form and fax it back to 604-320-1938. For more information visit www.jdrf.ca/rockin and click on the video to view highlights of Rockin for Research and call 604-320-1937 for more information on all 3 events.