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Foundation raises $30,000 for diabetes research

TOPP Foundation (Type One Parent Project), a local type 1 diabetes nonprofit, made a $30,000 donation in support of the Diabetes Research Institute on Sept. 19.

All donations go directly toward cutting-edge medical research aimed at curing type1 diabetes.

“This is the largest one-time donation TOPP has made to date. We are proud to be able to contribute to cure research and to support local families living with the daily challenges of type 1 diabetes,” said Christine Gunsiorowski, TOPP Foundation co-founder and president.

TOPP raised the money in part by hosting its annual Cocktails for a Cure fundraiser last fall. TOPP’s fifth annual Cocktails for a Cure fundraiser will be held 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at The Bucks Club, Jamison.

Over the past four years, the fundraiser has successfully allowed TOPP to provide support to local T1D families and make significant donations to cure-focused research, such as the $30,000 donation to the Diabetes Research Institute.

Cocktails for a Cure features music, dancing, silent auctions, raffles, an open buffet and, of course, cocktails. Sponsorship opportunities are available, starting at $200.

To purchase tickets or sponsorship opportunities, go to