Hundreds of South Florida philanthropists joined Mistress of Ceremonies Rudabeh Shahbazi of CBS Miami for the Magical Mardi Gras gala at the Diplomat Beach Resort. The evening celebrated the 43rd year of the Love and Hope committee’s dedication to finding a cure for diabetes with the flair and fun of New Orleans’ world-famous carnival.
Guests enjoyed a festive and sophisticated evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing, silent auction of luxury items, costumed performers, and more! All proceeds of this event â€“ which has raised more than $51-million to date â€“ support the cure-focused work of the Diabetes Research Institute at the UM Miller School of Medicine. #CureDiabetes @Diabetes_DRI
Photos by: Allyshea Burton