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Patty Briguglio of MMI Public Relations Joins JDRF Hope Gala Committee

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Hosts 8th Annual Hope Gala.

Raleigh, NC, January 30, 2011 --( MMI Public Relations (, a Raleigh-based, full-service public relations firm, has announced that President Patty Briguglio will serve on the committee for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Triangle/Eastern N.C. Chapter’s 8th Annual Hope Gala. The event will take place Saturday, April 30 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness and funds to research the cause of, and cure for juvenile (Type 1) diabetes and its complications. Generous corporate, family and individual support are instrumental to the success of the JDRF. Since its inception in 2004, the Hope Gala has become a focal point of the chapter’s fundraising efforts, raising more than $3 million.

“The JDRF Hope Gala is a key cause as far as diabetes research,” said Briguglio. “One of the reasons I am so proud to have MMI involved is because of how the organization and its volunteers strive to educate the Raleigh community on juvenile diabetes. It is this very education and awareness that leads to productive, results-driven research and developments in the medical community as it relates to juvenile diabetes.”

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- The Gala’s events will include a cocktail reception, dinner party, live and silent auction as well as the presentation of the 2011 “Living and Giving” award to Diane K. Adams and family.

- For additional information on the JDRF Hope Gala, call (919) 847-2630 or visit

About MMI Public Relations:
MMI Public Relations is a Raleigh-based, full-service PR firm that helps its clients start big conversations and make powerful connections. With a strong base in traditional public relations tactics, MMI has strategically evolved into a market leader in emerging PR tools such as social media, online video and podcasting. MMI works with firms and individuals in a wide spectrum of industries across the nation. Ranked among the state’s top PR firms and in the top 10 percent nationally, MMI is the recipient of more than 50 awards in the public relations arena as well as in the community. For more information, call 919-233-6600, visit the MMI Public Relations website at or the MMI Public Relations Blog at

Kathleen Mongero
MMI Public Relations
(919) 233-6600

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