Diabetes group to honor
O’Brien and Gere at March 24 gala

JDRF of Central New York — formerly the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation,has chosen O’Brien & Gere as 2012 Betting on a Cure Gala Honoree.

The Betting on a Cure Gala is being held March 24, at the Turning Stone Resort Casino. JDRF — which works with all ages of those with type 1 diabetes — is hoping to raise over $140,000 to find a cure for diabetes.

O’Brien & Gere is an employee-owned engineering and project delivery company with over 850 scientists, engineers, construction, and operations personnel located in offices across the U.S. The firm is a leader in providing energy, environmental, water, and facilities solutions.

JDRF bills itself as "the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research." "The goal of JDRF is to improve the lives of every person affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D."

Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.6 billion to T1D research.

On the net: www.jdrf.org/centralnewyork