April 14, 2018.
By Anne Jakowenko
Dr. Camillo Ricordi and Sir Barry Gibb. Copyright Anne Jakowenko
Social Force of Nature
Men of Honor
Our Cause... Our Passion
Mike Gibb.....Mellow Man...
Gibbs and Fun at Faena Forum....
By Denise Wiggins:
Last nights Love & Hope High Rollers Fundraising event, hosted by the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) to raise funds toward finding a cure was absolutely stunning, incredible and amazing.
So much fun and lots of socializing. It was a special treat to be at the gorgeous and hottest South Beach hotspot known as the Faena Forum with its stunning architecture and unique room designs.
We started with a lovely cocktail reception and then we gathered for a delicious meal before sliding into a casino evening of non-stop thrills, rolls and winnings with lots of Bee Gees Music from the DJ,
which was appropriate for my friends Linda and Barry Gibb, who are long-time supporters of the DRI. Many family members were present too.
Blackjack was my game of favor (I did well) and I also observed lots of chips flying around for craps, roulette and slots as well. We all turned in our winnings for
Silent Auction tickets toward amazing luxury and high end prizes.
The joy of meeting up with dear friends and making new ones too was not only personally a highlight for me, but sincerely priceless and a gift.
I'm so grateful for having had the time freedom to jump on a plane and join everyone. Simply a beautiful event and evening that I won't forget anytime soon.
And, let's be raw and real ... we all were having so much fun we continued it until the wee hours of the morning, thus my post reflects as if I'm still attending!!
left: Denise and Dick Ashby, copyright: Denise Wiggins.
right: Georgette Hodson and Barry. Copyright: Georgette Hodson
By Georgette Fuchs Hodson?:
DRI Love and Hope High Rollers night was a blast. We came we saw, we played, we danced, we talked, hugged, and partied till the wee hours of the morning.
There are rumors going around started by some fans that Barry was using a cane/walking stick. THIS IS NOT TRUE. Barry's hand is on the back of a chair.
This was a great night filled with great memories all for a great cause.
High Rollers Night, Diabetes Research Institute, April 14.
Marion / GSI more photos on facebook.