Keys to a Cure: JDRF planning Hope Gala January 18

David and Jill Gates will be honored at the 2020 JDRF Hope Gala, Keys to a Cure Saturday, January 18, beginning at 6 p.m. at The Westin Jackson. The event includes a cocktail reception, multi-course seated dinner, silent and live auctions, followed by The After-Party where guests can enjoy drinks, dancing, late night bites, dueling pianos and more. Funds raised go directly toward research to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat type one diabetes (T1D) and its complications. Planning the event are (from left, back) Jordan Bryan, Michelle Reza, Kathryn Etre, Tiffany Francis, Anna Peterson, Lori Quarles, Donna Marshall; and (front)

Cora Carr, Brenda Darby, Shelley Carter, Mallie Earl and Caroline Smith. For more information, to purchase tickets or make a donation call 601-981-1184 or visit

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