Escape the everyday at the 7th annual Stand Up For A Cure, to be held on Sunday, October 25th at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles.

Featuring two funny guys known for their testosterone-driven humor, the event will be emceed by late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and headlined by “According to Jim” star Jim Belushi, who will wear a different hat as front man to the Sacred Hearts band.

For the fifth consecutive year, the evening is presented by Turner Construction Company. Proceeds benefit the cure-focused work of the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI).

“This event is more important this year than ever before,” stated Kiara Walbridge, who is once again co-chairing the event along with Mary Farrell.

“Kiara and I visited the Diabetes Research Institute this summer. We were honored to speak with the scientists who are physically doing the work we’ve read so much about. These are the people who are going to cure our children and everyone with diabetes. They’re true heroes,” said Farrell.

Walbridge added, “The funds raised at this event go directly to DRI scientists. And what’s more is it’s a great escape from the stresses of life. It’s going to be an amazing night!”

This year, the event will honor Paula Wilson, a longtime diabetes advocate who has served as chairman of the DRI Foundation’s regional board and as a past co-chair for Stand Up for a Cure.

As has been so popular in the past, attendees will be treated to silent and live auctions with items running the gamut, from trips to fine wines and even a walk-on role for the hit television program CSI. Beyond the auctions, guests will have a chance to win fabulous prizes, be treated to a festive cocktail reception and sumptuous dinner and, of course, enjoy plenty of laughs from Kimmel and an exciting musical performance by Jim Belushi & the Sacred Hearts.

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