Please join us for A Grapevine Grows on Thursday, 9/15, 2016, at the Seattle Yacht Club.
PRESENTED BY SUPPORTERS OF A3
The Grapevine Grows is an annual celebration of the advances the Autoimmune Advocacy Alliance (A3) has made in helping people living with autoimmune disease. We celebrate with beverages, entre’ hors d’ouvres, entertaining educational kiosks and awards for particularly worthy people in the area of autoimmunity. This year’s event will be held on September 15, at the Seattle Yacht Club.
The Jerry Award is given for making exceptional contributions in the field of autoimmunity. The Focus Award is presented for extraordinary dedication and community spirit while affected by autoimmunity.
JEFFREY BLUESTONE, PhD, 2016 JERRY AWARD
The evening will feature the presentation of the Jerry Award to Jeffry Bluestone, PhD. As the originator of the Immune Tolerance Network, Dr. Bluestone has played a major role in clarifying the body’s immune response. He catalyzed recent progress in stem cell research and islet cell transplantation. His research has translated into drugs to treat autoimmune and other human diseases. Dr. Bluestone has recently served as provost at the University of California, San Francisco.
ANN SHULTZ, 2016 FOCUS AWARD
This year’s Focus Award recipient is Ann Shultz. As an outreach and recruitment specialist, Ann manages the Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Hub Program at Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason in Seattle. Ann is creating new and inclusive messaging around the stages of type 1 diabetes. A participant in the artificial pancreas clinical study, she grew up in a family affected by autoimmune issues, including multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes and lupus. Ann is a national JDRF advocate and speaker and lives with type 1 diabetes.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
These awards will be presented at A Grapevine Grows 2016 on September 15, 2016 at the Seattle Yacht Club. If you would like an invitation to attend the event please contact Judi Rising at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about the event and would like to get in touch, please contact us. To reach us by phone, please call (509) 630-5344.
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