2024 Breakthrough T1D Dream Gala

March 9, 2024, Denver, CO
5:00 pm (Mountain Time)

2024 Breakthrough T1D Dream Gala

March 9, 2024, Denver, CO
5:00 pm (Mountain Time)


Join us for an unforgettable evening at the 24th annual Dream Gala. This year, we’re shining a spotlight on remarkable Women in T1D. Our eight Honorees will share their inspiring stories of resilience and unwavering determination in the pursuit of finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. 

The Dream Gala is not just any event; it’s a glamorous, black-tie optional fundraising soirée that brings together community and corporate leaders dedicated to the mission of Breakthrough T1D. You can expect a decadent plated dinner, a treasure trove of unique items in the silent auction, heart-pounding excitement during the live auction, and the chance to contribute to the inspiring Fund A Cure portion of the night. 

If you’re looking to make an even greater impact, there are opportunities to become an event sponsor, reserve tables or tickets, or generously donate items and experiences for the auctions. Please contact us at mountainwest@BreakthroughT1D.org or (303) 770-2873 with any questions.

Event Leadership

Kathy Cecil-Sanchez – Committee Chair

Luis Ambroggio 

Blake Bennett

Dick Cohen 

Meredith Coors 

Mary Culling

Molly Hobbs 

Mike Kelly

Mary Kivit

Emma Oremus

Valerie Brooks-Murray 

Stefana Murray 

Bailey Tanner

Cory Vann 

Taylor Wagner 

Kami Welch 

Event Details

Kyle Dyer


Thank you for joining us at the Breakthrough T1D Dream Gala coming up this Saturday, March 9. We look forward to welcoming you to the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center as we honor seven incredible Women in T1D (click here to read more of their stories)! 

This year’s celebration will include the Silent Auction, Dinner, Live Auction, and Fund A Cure followed by music and dancing! Below is information to help you prepare for our favorite day of the year … the Dream Gala.

Day of Event Timeline

Black Tie Optional, Weather Appropriate

5:00 p.m.         Registration, Cocktail Reception, Silent Auction, Guest Photos & Entertainment

7:00 p.m.         Dinner begins

9:00 p.m.         After-party begins

Silent Auction is now open!

All guests will receive a text via your mobile bidding device to participate in the Silent Auction.

Didn’t receive our Auction Opening text? Contact Hannah Finnegan at Hfinnegan@BreakthroughT1D.org to provide your mobile number.

Do you know someone who can’t attend but would like to participate in our silent auction? They can use this https://JdrfMtnWestGala24.ggo.bid to register.  NOTE: If you are attending the event, do not use this link.

What is remote mobile bidding? You will receive a text message inviting you to bid on any Silent Auction packages from your mobile phone. The silent auction is now open, so get your phone ready to place your bids! You will receive informational texts leading up to the event, as well as throughout the day on March 9.

Don’t forget to make sure your smartphone is fully charged when you arrive at the Gala.


When you walk into the Hyatt, you will see signs and Hyatt attendants directing you to make your way up the elevator to the Capital Ballroom Foyer. There, you will find check-in along with our auction area and a chance to grab a cocktail and check out our silent auction items.

Guest Parking & Directions

Self-parking at the Tremont Garage, 1 block away from the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center hotel. A map is included below for your review – you can enter this location at 400 15th Street. The entrance to the parking garage is located on the left-hand side of 15th Street (a one-way street) between Tremont Place and Glenarm Place, marked by a grey ‘P’ sign with yellow and red lettering. There will be a Propark attendant at the entrance to give directions on what level to park and directions to the Hyatt hotel. If you provide the valet ticket to Breakthrough T1D staff, they can place a sticker on the ticket and you will receive a discounted parking rate.

Price with sticker: $10

Price without sticker: $15

Valet parking at the Hyatt Regency: $40.00

Live Auction

Are you looking for a fabulous vacation getaway with your special person?!  Or maybe you’re looking for a beautiful, vibrant painting to place in your living room? Are you excited to spend an evening with a 2 leading Breakthrough T1D-funded scientists and clinicians at our “Dinner with a Researcher”? These are just a few of the items in our live auction! Preview available now on your mobile bidding device! Again, if you haven’t received a text with your personal bidding link, please contact Hannah Finnegan at hfinnegan@BreakthroughT1D.org.

Fund A Cure

Fund A Cure is your opportunity to join us and invest in innovative research and accelerate progress that is improving lives and finding cures. When you hear the level at which you wish to make your gift to support T1D research, please raise your bid card until your bid number is called. All Fund A Cure gifts are 100% tax deductible.

What Is Breakthrough T1D? 
Breakthrough T1D is an organization dedicated to improving lives and curing type 1 diabetes! Here in Colorado, Breakthrough T1D is funding over $16.2M in research grants. You can learn more about the organization and our mission by visiting www.breakthrought1d.org.

More Info? 
Please visit our event web site at: jdrfdreamgala.org or contact Meredith Imrie at mimrie@BreakthroughT1D.org or (720) 237-7404.

Thank you for your support and generosity.  See you on March 9!

March 9, 2024
Starts: 5:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO 80202
Breakthrough T1D Mountain West
Mountain West Chapter
Mail donations to:

PO Box 5048
Hagerstown, MD 21741-5048


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