2024 Cocktails for a Cure

March 24, 2024, Wrightsville Beach, NC
6:00 pm

2024 Cocktails for a Cure

March 24, 2024, Wrightsville Beach, NC
6:00 pm


Cocktails for a Cure 2024 

Breakthrough T1D Cocktails for a Cure is recognized as one of Wilmington’s premier social and philanthropic events. This year we will be celebrating at the Lumina Resort on Sunday, March 24, 2024.

More than 280 guests are expected to attend this year’s annual event. The evening will include a cocktail reception, multi-course dinner, plus silent and live auctions. The evening concludes with Breakthrough T1D’s signature Fund A Cure program, where 100% of tax-deductible contributions drive research for Breakthrough T1D’s critical research priorities.

The auction will offer an exciting lineup of items, including international travel, fine wine and spirits, and one-of-a-kind packages. With the help of Breakthrough T1D friends and supporters, Cocktails for a Cure aims to raise over $500,000 for critically needed type 1 diabetes research.

Become a part of this inspirational event and help us turn hope into a reality by turning Type One into Type None.

Event Leadership

Honoree:  Hope Anderson

Event Chairs:  Gina and Herb McKim

Heather Anderson

Haley Curatola

Jennifer Hobbs

Savannah Hobbs

Rebecca Kelley

Elizabeth McKim

Morgan Moskal

Carrie Roberts

Brittany Spell


Auction Rules

Bidding on the Silent Auction items will be through the Greater Giving Mobile Bidding Platform. Any Live Auction bidding will occur live at the Gala. All bids are final and non-retractable. There will be no exchange or refund on items unless otherwise specified. We accept cash, check, Discover, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. DAF payments are not allowed for auction items.

Please carefully check envelopes containing gift certificates before leaving. Breakthrough T1D is not responsible for replacing gift certificates lost after you leave the event. Breakthrough T1D is under no obligation to extend, modify or change items or restrictions on items/certificates. Please pay careful attention to all condition, restrictions, and expirations on items and services. Unless otherwise stated, gift certificates exclude alcohol, tax and gratuity. Unless otherwise noted, all auction items and services must be used within one year of the 2024 Wilmington Cocktails for a Cure.  We appreciate your strict observance of these restrictions, as future donations depend upon it. 

Breakthrough T1D cannot ship alcohol. You must be 21+ to purchase any package with alcohol items include.

Dates for all trips and similar events must be mutually arranged with donor, unless noted. All reservations should be made at least one month in advance. All tickets in travel packages are for coach travel, unless otherwise specified. No refunds are permitted for canceled, lost, or unused tickets and/or accommodations. Airline blackout dates apply to all tickets, regardless of airline, unless specifically noted. Blackout dates are subject to change. Tickets cannot be reissued or refunded. 

All completed sales from this event are considered transactions solely between the purchaser and the donor of the auction item. All gift card usage is the responsibility of the buyer. Although the gift card and amount is currently valid, Breakthrough T1D is not responsible for unused gift cards at businesses that may cease to operate before the expiration date. Auction items may not be transferred from the original buyer to another auction outside of Breakthrough T1D without prior written consent from the donor.

Breakthrough T1D has endeavored to catalogue and describe the auction items correctly on-line, in the ballroom, and the electronic bidding devices, but all items are sold “as-is”. No statements contained in the program or made orally at the sale or elsewhere shall be deemed a warranty, representation or assumption of liability. Bidders should carefully note the specific restrictions, conditions, and expiration dates for items purchased. Items depicted in the slide presentation, auction display and on electronic devices are for illustration purposes and may not be actual auction items.

Breakthrough T1D reserves the right to withdraw any item from sale.


Event Details

Ben Farrell


6:00 p.m. Silent Auction and cocktail reception

7:15 p.m. Opening remarks followed by a seated dinner

8:30 p.m. Live auction and Fund A Cure

Important Event Details for In-Person Guests

Cocktails for a Cure is cocktail attire.

Parking is available at the venue and there is no charge.  The event will start at the Lumina Resort (formerly Holiday Inn Sunspree) at 6pm on March 24th, 2024.

The Cocktail Hour will be held from 6:00pm-7:00pm.

Prior to entering the Cocktail Reception, all guests must go through our check-in process located just inside the entrance.

All guests will be asked to link a credit card to their account. Cards will not be charged until the week following the event, and payment methods can easily be changed by emailing Katie or Meri .

Following the Cocktail hour the dinner will open in the Ballroom at 7pm.   The program will take place from 7:30pm-9:00pm

For the best bidding experience, please turn off Wi-Fi when you enter the venue. Don’t forget, you may set “max bids” on Greater Giving for your favorite items and enjoy the evening without constantly checking your phone to see if you’ve been out-bid.

Auction Pick-Up will be available at the end of the program.

If you have any changes to your guest record in the days leading up to the event, please contact one of us as soon as possible. All guests are asked to provide a mailing address. If you have not done so, or have recently changed addresses, please let us know.

Thank you for supporting Breakthrough T1D and our vision of a world without type 1 diabetes!

March 24, 2024
Starts: 6:00 PM
Holiday Inn Resort Lumina at Wrightsville Beach
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Meri Mitchell
North Carolina Chapter
Mail donations to:

PO Box 1550
Hagerstown, MD 21741-1550