Starry Night Raises More Than $130,000 To Benefit Diabetes Patients

Recognized as one of the West Side’s biggest and best street parties, Starry Night on Friday, August 1, boasted nearly 550 guests and raised more than $130,000. Net proceeds will directly benefit patients through the Lakewood Hospital Diabetes and Endocrine Center’s Diabetes Assistance Initiative and community education efforts.

Guests attending this year’s Starry Night festivities enjoyed creative comfort foods and outstanding desserts and a psychic and entertainment provided by the Doug Day Quartet. Kris Pickel of WKYC-TV3 was the Mistress of Ceremonies. The evening was capped by exciting raffle drawings for the Choose your own Adventure Travel Raffle, the Giving Tree featuring $1,000 in gift cards, and the Slam Dunk Raffle for two courtside Cleveland Cavaliers tickets to a 2014-2015 season game.

The Diabetes Assistance Initiative (DAI) is completely supported through philanthropy and was established to help people with Type 1, Type 2 or gestational diabetes as well as pre-diabetes obtain medications, supplies and self-management education.

Lakewood Hospital Foundation provides the channel for interested individuals, businesses and foundations to directly support the life-changing patient programs and services offered through Lakewood Hospital. Established in 1956, the Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) organization that raises funds exclusively for Lakewood Hospital, contributing more than $13.5 million to patient programming and services in the past decade.

Sabrina Powers

Cleveland Clinic

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