For Immediate Release: August 31, 2017
Santa Barbara, CA---The marquee fundraising event for the William Sansum Diabetes Center raised key funds for critical diabetes research, education and care. More than 50-thousand Santa Barbara County residents are impacted by diabetes and receive free care through the organization. The William Sansum Diabetes Center held its 15th
Annual Taste of the Vine & Auction at the oceanfront headquarters of QAD, Inc. in Summerland, CA on Saturday, August 26, 2017. More than 350 people attended the event which included a photo booth, DJ, live and silent auctions. Three dozen purveyors served up the finest wines, beer and food. 2016 Santa Barbara Teen Star winner Jackson Gillies, who has type 1 diabetes, entertained the crowd with live music. Executive Producer, Charles Mattocks, spoke to attendees about it taking a revolution to make a solution. Mattocks’ reality show, “Reversed,” just premiered on Discovery Life this summer. It is the first ever reality show about diabetes.
“The success of this event shows our community’s dedication to improving the lives of those impacted by diabetes,” says Ellen Goodstein, William Sansum Diabetes Center’s Executive Director. “We are a local organization that makes a difference on a global level and we are thankful to our sponsors, purveyors and volunteers. We will now be able to use the funding raised to continue critical diabetes research, education and care.”
The William Sansum Diabetes Center is an extraordinary place, where research, education and care have improved the lives of people worldwide who are impacted by this serious disease. It has been on the cutting edge of diabetes research, clinical care and education since our founding in 1944 by Dr. William Sansum, the ﬁrst U.S. physician to administer insulin in the treatment of diabetes.
William Sansum Diabetes Center (WSDC) advances new technologies and produces groundbreaking diabetes treatments, such as the development of an artiﬁcial pancreas that enables the automated delivery of insulin to patients. The William Sansum Diabetes Center also provides direct clinical care to patients, like pregnant mothers with gestational diabetes, helping women to deliver healthy babies.
It is our intention to use our past and present accomplishments to guide us into the future – to tap into the energy and commitment that made the William Sansum Diabetes Center what it is today – a worldwide leader in diabetes research, education and care.
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