Type 1 diabetes research gets more than $15M boost from JDRF Illinois One Dream Gala

ABC 7's Judy Hsu emceed the event
CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's One Dream Gala was back in person Saturday night at McCormick Place.

The annual event raises funds to help find a cure for the 1.6 million Americans living with type 1 diabetes.

ABC7's own Judy Hsu was the emcee for fundraiser.

This year's One Dream Gala raised $15,165,000, topping the record $8.5 million JDRF Illinois raised at the 2020 event. It marks the single largest fundraising event in JDRF's history.

topped the record $8.5 million JDRF Illinois raised at the 2020 event, making it the single largest fundraising event in JDRF's history.

JDRF is currently funding 150 research projects and 70 clinical trials.
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