Titans Owner to be Honored at 2018 JDRF Promise Gala

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk will be honored at the 2018 JDRF Promise Gala.

Strunk will receive the "Titans of JDRF" award at the JDRF Promise Gala later this month. The 18th annual event will be held at Nissan Stadium on April 21, and will be the first black-tie event held on the field in the franchise's history.

Strunk is being honored by JDRF for her "longstanding commitment to the Nashville community, including her support in finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes through the 2018 JDRF Promise Gala."

Titans Executive VP and General Manager Jon Robinson and wife, Jaimie, are the 2018 JDRF Promise Gala chairs.

"We are so thrilled about the opportunity to host this event at the stadium," Strunk said. "This is a cause dear to Jon and his family; therefore, it's a cause dear to us."

Jon and Jaimie Robinson have been involved with JDRF for the past six years after their oldest daughter, Taylor, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 6 years old.

At last year's fundraising event, Robinson made a memorable, winning bid for $10,000 on a painting for his daughter during a live auction. The item up for bid was a "Dreams of the Future" painting inspired by 10 youth ambassadors, all of them impacted by Type 1 diabetes.

"I want her to know how much we are willing to fight for her," Jon Robinson said. "We are passionate about finding a cure, not just for her, but for all the kids and families affected by this disease."

The Promise Gala raised roughly $1.6 million for JDRF last year, and the money the foundation raised goes toward helping find a cure for children and adults with the disease.

Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults. Since the body does not produce insulin, those with the disease are required to take shots or use an insulin pump, in addition to regularly monitoring their blood sugars.

In addition to the $10,000 bid, the Robinsons, who have two daughters, also made a substantial donation last year to JDRF.

Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone people need to get energy from food. T1D strikes both children and adults at any age and suddenly. Its onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent it. It requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on injected insulin.

JDRF is the leading global organization funding T1D research. The JDRF Promise Gala will begin at 6 p.m. on April 21, and will feature a cocktail reception; a multi-course dinner; silent and live auctions; JDRF's signature Fund A Cure auction, live musical entertainment and the Late Party afterward.

Tickets for the Promise Gala can be purchased by clicking HERE.

For more information about the JDRF Promise Gala, contact Mary Lyn Schuh (mschuh@jdrf.org or 615-383-6781).

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