HOLLYWOOD, FL (January 7, 2010) – On Tuesday evening February 2, 2010, the glitz and glamour of South Beach will converge upon The Clevelander Hotel located at 1020 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL when former NFL players Henri & Zack Crockett welcome scores of celebrities, athletes and philanthropists to the Inaugural Diamond Ball Charity Cocktail Reception during one the most anticipated games of the year, Super Bowl XLIV™.
The Crockett Foundation has selected two deserving organizations, Broward Children’s Center and the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) to be beneficiaries of the proceeds generated from the Inaugural Diamond Ball Charity event.
“The Crockett Foundation is committed to serving the communities in which we live and raising awareness on issues that affect our communities directly, and we want the South Florida community to come out, have a great evening and assist the Crockett Foundation in raising awareness for the Broward Children Center and the Diabetes Research Institute,” states Henri Crockett, Founder of the Crockett Foundation.
Broward Children’s Center specializes in helping infants, children, and young adults with special health care needs. The Center was founded in 1971 in Pompano Beach, Fla., and offers a wide range of health, wellness, education, recreation and therapeutic services, in addition to assistance with daily living and advocacy services for children with special needs. The needs of these children have led the Center to pioneer the development of community-based residential facilities and school programming for children who are medically fragile and/or developmentally delayed.
The Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) is a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and is a recognized world leader in cure-focused research. Since its inception in the early 1970s, the DRI has made significant contributions to the field of diabetes research, pioneering many of the techniques used in islet cell transplantation. The DRI has a long history of collaboration with leading researchers in academia and biomedical companies around the world and within our community. The DRI provides an array of diabetes management and education activities for patients and their families, as well as for professionals throughout the health care industry.
Recently the Crockett Foundation has refocused its mission to raising community awareness about health & wellness issues that affect so many communities in South Florida and Henri Crockett, Founder of the Crockett Foundation wants to make sure that he and his brother, Zack are leading the way in educating the community through their Annual Health & Community Awareness Festival. Over the years the Crockett Foundation has provided educational scholarships for deserving students and created safe havens within the community where students can come and receive remedial education, tutorial assistance and mentoring programs.
For more information about the 2010 Diamond Ball Charity event, contact Ana Tello at (305) 989-3303 or visit www.crockettfoundation.org.
About the Crockett Foundation
The Crockett Foundation is a South Florida based Non Profit Organization committed to improving quality of life and building strong communities locally and internationally, wherever there is a need. Their mission is to provide educational opportunities, increase health and awareness, and inspire and equip today’s youth that they may overcome social limitations and realize their full potential, growing to become productive and contributing members of tomorrow’s global community. For more information about the Crockett Foundation visit us at: www.crockettfoundation.org
About the Broward Children’s Center
Since 1971 Broward Children’s Center has been providing medical, educational, and advocacy services to infants, children, and young adults with special needs. For more information or to become involved with Broward Children’s Center, visit us at: www.bcckids.org
About the Diabetes Research Institute
The mission of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation is to provide the Diabetes Research Institute with the funding necessary to cure diabetes now. The Diabetes Research Institute, a center of excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is a recognized world leader in cure-focused research. Since its inception in the early 1970s, the DRI has made significant contributions to the field of diabetes research, pioneering many of the techniques used in islet transplantation. The DRI is now building upon these achievements by bridging cell-based therapies with emerging technologies to restore insulin production. For the millions of families already affected by diabetes, the Diabetes Research Institute is the best hope for a cure. Visit DiabetesResearch.org or call 800-321-3437 for more information.
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