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Mamaroneck High School Kids for the Cure Gala Set for June 18

MHS Kids for the Cure seeks to raise $30,000 for diabetes research.

The following announcement is from MHS Kids for the Cure and Michael Mancino: 

Please join MHS Kids for the Cure for our second annual gala!

We had great success last year and raised nearly $30,000 for type I diabetes research!

We're changing the venue this year, and having it outside on the terrace at the Larchmont Yacht Club.

Come for a night under the stars filled with huge raffles, lively auctions, and great music from local bands.

Tickets will be sold AT THE DOOR. Please make checks out to MHS Kids for the Cure. (Cash is also welcome!) If you have any questions, please email Michael Mancino at mmancino14@gmail.com

ADULTS: $75
STUDENTS: $50

Date: Wednesday, June 18th
Location: Larchmont Yacht Club - 1 Woodbine Avenue, Larchmont, NY
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

About MHS Kids for the Cure and Michael Mancino

MHS Kids for the Cure was founded in September 2012 at Mamaroneck High School by Michael Mancino and Julia Rodbell.

The club’s main purpose is to fundraise for research conducted by Dr. Faustman of Massachusetts General Hospital. The lab is moving into Phase II of critical research in finding a cure for Type I Diabetes. They're very close!

Under the direction of Dr. Faustman, the Massachusetts General Hospital Immunobiology Lab is conducting research to develop a cure for Type I Diabetes. This research is based on the lab’s findings that a treatment in mice with Type I Diabetes eliminated their defective white blood cells. This approach permanently reversed longterm Type I Diabetes in the mice. The lab has also shown that humans with Type I Diabetes have bad T cells that are like those found in diabetic mice; therefore, a similar approach might be effective in humans.

I was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes when I was eight years old. Type I Diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the body's own immune system destroys the cells that produce insulin. There is currently no cure or preventative measure for Type I Diabetes. Patients are dependent for the rest of their lives on regular injections of insulin to control their blood sugar levels.

Last July, I was able to meet the amazing Dr. Faustman herself at Mass General Hospital. I presented the huge check to her, and she gracefully gave me a tour of her lab. I saw firsthand the fascinating and incredible work that they're doing up in Boston. I'm very excited to see their progress in the next few months.

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