Teaser Tuesday #6 | Greater New England Gala Auction


It’s time for our final #TeaserTuesday! Check out our stunning live action for Saturday. Unable to join us in the ballroom? Sign up to bid virtually by visiting bit.ly/jdrfgalaremotebid2024. Once you are signed up, we will notify you when the auction is live and you can start bidding right from your phone!

Please note that to bid on the live auction, you must be in the ballroom or have a proxy bidder. 

Elijah Craig 20 Year Single Barrel Bourbon
Value: $2,000

Raise your glass to excellence! This rare Elijah Craig 20 Year Single Barrel Bourbon  (750ml) hails from Heaven Hill! This unique bourbon was pulled from the same lot as the award-winning special, one barrel bottling to honor the 20th anniversary of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. Heaven Hill is a storied distillery in Bardstown, KY. The distillery sadly lost the original Heaven Hill location in a devastating fire in 1996. Pre-fire distilled Heaven Hill bourbons, like this Elijah Craig 20 Year Single Barrel Bourbon, are highly coveted and extremely rare. You must be 21+ to win this auction item. Generously donated by Heather and Matt Holmes.

Noah Kahan Tickets for Four at Fenway Park | Boston, MA
Value: $600

“Stick Season”… “Homesick”… “Dial Drunk”… “Northern Attitude”…Join New England’s own Noah Kahan for a sold-out concert at the iconic Fenway Park! Enjoy these four tickets to hear the best of this Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter! Noah is closing out the U.S. leg of his We’ll All Be Here Forever world tour at home with two sold-out shows live from Fenway Park! The winner of this package will have access to some of the BEST seats in the house. These four tickets in the Dell Technologies Club for Thursday, July 18, 2024, are available to members only and grant you access to club-level dining and three full-service bar areas. This exclusive concert experience is not available to the general public AND is one you will truly never forget. Generously donated by Rachel Black and Patrick Kelley.

Catered for a Cure with A Perfect Taste
Value: $3,500

Enjoy a professionally catered in-home three-hour dinner with the team at A Perfect Taste. With experience accommodating various dietary restrictions, Neil Morris and his team will collaborate with you to design a fine dining experience for up to 10 guests. The winner will select among the following options: a seated dinner, a festive cocktail party with hearty passed hors d’oeuvres, or an interactive cooking experience with the chef. Chef Morris has experience preparing kosher, gluten-free, and a variety of other specialized menus. Including an on-site chef and server, this is the perfect evening to bring your friends and family together. For a mutually agreed upon date. Valid through April 6, 2025. Does not include alcohol, rentals, or gratuity. Valid for locations ranging from 20 miles north of Boston and south to Providence, RI, not including Cape Cod. Generously donated by A Perfect Taste and Natalie Roberge.

Broadway Producer Tickets for Two to Stereophonic | New York, NY
Value: $750

Predicted to be nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play and featured in both The New York Times and Broadway.com, “STEREOPHONIC” is coming to Broadway and is set to open on April 3! Enjoy two Producer Seats located in the Premium Orchestra section—not available to the general public! Playing for only 14 weeks at the intimate Golden Theatre with only 802 seats, tickets are expected to sell out quickly. “Stereophonic” is this season’s most acclaimed new play by David Adjmi with original songs by Arcade Fire’s Oscar-nominated musician, Will Butler. Coming off a sold-out off-Broadway run, this play is a fictionalized story about a band in the 1970s recording an album that places the band on the cusp of superstardom. The story is loosely based on Fleetwood Mac’s experience recording the album “Rumours.” In “Stereophonic,” Adjmi invites the audience to immerse themselves with fly-on-the-wall intimacy in the powder keg process of a band on the brink of blowing up. For a mutually agreed upon date. Tickets must be requested at least three weeks in advance. Currently, “Stereophonic” is scheduled to run on Broadway through July 7, 2024. Generously donated by Judith Krupp.

One-Week Stay in Bermuda at the Exclusive Reefs Club | Southampton, Bermuda
Value: $20,000

Share the experience of a lifetime with your friends and family at this private, three-bedroom residence for seven indulgent nights. “Perched on a coastal cliff, The Reefs Resort & Club is home to one of the island’s finest slices of private pink sand.” –Conde Nast Traveler. This quiet luxury escape on the South Shore is steps away from the resort’s restaurants, bar, spa, and limitless outdoor activities. Enjoy nature walks and snorkeling along the seashore or lounge by the freshwater infinity edge pool. This rare, three-ensuite bedroom residence is available only to property owners and can sleep up to six people; the residence includes a full kitchen, living area, and balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Valid August 30 – September 6, 2024. Airfare not included. Generously donated by Lisa and Neil Wallack.

Boston Celtics VIP Playoff Tickets for Two | Boston, MA
Value: $1,250

Shooting for 18!!!!! Playoffs begin soon for the Boston Celtics, and you can watch them from VIP floor seats! Win two tickets to a Round 1 Home Playoff game. These spectacular seats are located in Section VIP 13, Row C, Seats 19 and 20. This amazing package also includes an exclusive reservation at the Legends Club, a private restaurant only available to Legends Members, AND a parking pass to get you in and out of the Garden with ease! The Boston Celtics have clinched the No. 1 seed for the Eastern Conference, and you can cheer them on in luxurious style as the NBA Playoffs begin! Let’s go, Celtics! Meal at Legends Club is not included, reservation only. Date of game to be determined once the schedule is confirmed on April 14, 2024. Generously donated by Lisa and Neil Wallack.

Ezulwini Safari Package for Four | South Africa
Value: $14,400

BUCKET LIST SAFARI…check! Join Ezulwini Safari for a once-in-a-lifetime trip! Ezulwini Game Lodges is an independent private nature reserve that sits on 20,000 acres which has one of the highest densities of wildlife in the region. Ezulwini was aptly named the Zulu word for “Place of Paradise.” Enjoy this six-night safari for four people in South Africa, 300 miles from Johannesburg along the western border of Greater Kruger National Park. Your stay includes luxury chalet lodging with breathtaking views: three nights at Billy’s Lodge and three nights at River Lodge. Enjoy two daily game driving excursions with highly skilled Field Guides Association of Southern Africa-registered guides. During the day, relax poolside between game drives with a local beer or house-made wine, or view animals grazing below from the amazing Ezulwini Skydeck. This package includes authentic South African meals and a wine tasting in the Billy’s Lodge Wine Cellar. An amazing adventure awaits amidst the majestic South African landscape! Valid April 6, 2024 through April 6, 2026; not valid for December 15 to January 10, either year. Airfare and transfers not included. Additional nights or guests available for purchase. Recommended for ages 10+. Generously donated by Friends of Breakthrough T1D.

Dinner with Dean Kamen and Tour of the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) | Manchester, NH
Value: $6,000

Dean Kamen is an inventor, entrepreneur, and tireless advocate for science and technology whose impact reaches across the nation and around the globe. As Founder and President of DEKA Research & Development Corporation, Dean leads a team of 1,000 engineers to develop category-defining innovations that restore health and quality of life. This includes the world’s first wearable infusion pump and a new breakthrough insulin delivery device that is poised to enhance quality of life for millions of people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). As Founder of FIRST® and FIRST Global, Dean is motivating the next generation to understand, use, and enjoy science and technology—and to continue to innovate for the good of humanity. As Founder and Chairman of ARMI, Dean and the ARMI team are making real the promise of regenerative medicine: manufacturing cells, tissues, and organs to fundamentally transform healthcare and ultimately cure T1D. This experience will begin with a tour of ARMI’s state-of-the-art labs in Manchester, NH, where the Institute is manufacturing pancreatic islets cells for Breakthrough T1D researchers. Following the tour, Dean will host dinner at his home in nearby Bedford, NH and share in discussion of the transformations achieved—and all that are yet to come. Maximum of 12 guests. For a mutually agreed upon date. Generously donated by Dean Kamen and ARMI.

To purchase tickets, support Fund A Cure, become a corporate sponsor, or to learn more about the One Night Gala, please visit: https://bit.ly/jdrfgala2024. 

42nd Annual Breakthrough T1D Greater New England Gala—One Night
Saturday, April 6, 2024
Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport