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Local Chefs Come Together to Raise Awareness for Diabetes

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From Draper Strategies and Communications:

In an effort to raise awareness for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) throughout northern Nevada, some of the region's top chefs are providing the community with the option for a diabetic-friendly, four-course meal at their respective restaurants in honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month. Participating chefs include David Holman of Charlie Palmer, Mark Estee of Campo, Charlie Abowd of Café at Adele's and Clayton Slief of Bistro Napa. Each chef has created a unique, prix fixe menu following guidelines for a diabetic-friendly meal and will be available for just $40 with a portion of the proceeds benefitting JDRF, the world's largest non-profit supporter of T1D research.

"Diabetes is top-of-mind for those impacted by it each and every day but Diabetes Awareness Month provides us with an additional opportunity to educate everyone on this life-threatening disease," said Maryann Zucker, president of JDRF northern Nevada. "We are thrilled to have the support of four incredible chefs, over the next month, as we provide people with a delicious and healthy alternative meal choice that also benefits the critical research being done to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes."

The four-course, diabetic-friendly meals will be available now through the end of the month at the participating restaurants. Guests will be able to indulge in dishes like Baby Spinach with Grilled Portobello Mushroom, Poached Salmon Beurre Rouge, Point Reyes Blue Cheese Popovers or Warm Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Sauce. For full menus and more information, visit www.northernnevada.jdrf.org, follow JDRF Northern Nevada on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JDRFNorthernNevada or follow us on Twitter @JDRF_NNev.

JDRF has led the search for a cure for T1D for more than four decades through persistent funding and advocacy efforts and is the largest funder of diabetes research in the world outside of the United States government with 80 percent of the organization's expenditures committed to research. Originally the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, JDRF has grown to a national organization that provides funding and advocacy for Type 1 Diabetes which affects people of all ages. In fact, 85 percent of those in the U.S. with Type 1 Diabetes are adults. JDRF is the leader of the Type 1 Diabetes community, improving lives and curing Type 1 Diabetes.

From Draper Strategies and Communications

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