Bill Hornbuckle Selected as 2012 Hope Gala Honoree


Mr. Bill Hornbuckle has been selected as the honoree for the 2012 Breakthrough T1D Hope Gala: Art of the Cure being held at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Friday, May 11.  All proceeds from the event will go towards funding research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, called beta cells. While its causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers are involved. Its onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D, and—at present—nothing you can do to get rid of it.

”I’m deeply moved that Breakthrough T1D has chosen me as their 2012 honoree,” said Bill Hornbuckle.  “The number of people of all ages that are impacted by diabetes is quite simply shocking.  While we will all come together for one evening in May to raise money to help find a cure, we should all remember every day the important work that Breakthrough T1D is doing around the world.”

Hornbuckle added:  “I am hopeful that you can join us and through your leadership and with our community can continue to help eradicate this devastating disease.”

The Gala, which begins at 6 p.m., will feature a cocktail reception, dinner, exceptional silent and live auctions, and live entertainment featuring Gala Master of Ceremonies, Mr. Clint Holmes. Auction packages include exclusive vacation packages, stunning jewelry, dining experiences, an incredible selection of art, fashion, sports memorabilia, and more.

Table prices range from $3,500 to $25,000 and individual tickets are $350 each. For more information on event details; sponsorship, donation and ticket options; an auction preview; advance registration and volunteer sign-up forms, please visit or contact the Breakthrough T1D office at 702.732.4795.