Rock the Cure, Saturday August 26, 2023 at SweetWater Brewing Co
ILLITERATE LIGHT - 2023 RTC HEADLINER
Rock the Cure is the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Georgia Chapter’s annual Summerfest fundraising event hosted by the Young Leadership Committee (YLC). The YLC plans and organizes this fundraising event featuring the best Georgia has to offer in live music, local brews, great food, and exciting raffle prizes. Each year we gather with the same goal - turn type one into type none. To date, Rock the Cure has raised over $1 million for type 1 diabetes research and is Atlanta’s most successful young professional’s society fundraiser.
Named after the founder of Rock the Cure, the Spears Mallis Rock Star of Hope Award is presented each year at Rock the Cure to an individual who has made a significant impact on young adults with type 1 diabetes. This year, we are proud to honor Katie Hooper with this award.
Former YLC President and Rock the Cure Chair Katie Hooper has been a leader and integral member of the YLC for over seven years. Much of Rock the Cure's success over the past seven years can be directly attributed to Katie’s drive, tenacity and eagerness for the event to succeed and grow year over year. As a result, Rock the Cure grew 100% over Katie's tenure.
Katie's impact on the YLC is incalculable. From welcoming new members over coffee to hosting the annual Christmas Party, Katie built a type one family in the YLC. She truly embodies what it means to be a Rock Star of Hope!
Rock the Cure started as an idea to involve young adults in raising money to find a cure to T1D. The basis of the idea was offer live music, beer and food to attract young adults. Over time RTC has evolved to an annual event with over 800 people and raising over $200,000 per year. RTC has grown up a little by now offering Beer, wine, and limited liquor. Over the past 14 years RTC has raised over $1,225,000!
The YLC is the JDRF Georgia Chapter's young professional's society for 20 and 30 somethings with T1D or a T1D connection. We are one third support group, one third social group, and one third Rock the Cure planning committee. We meet monthly, usually at SweetWater :)
The YLC plans and executes Rock the Cure and has raised over $1 million for T1D research to date. It is the most successful young professional's society fundraising event in Atlanta.
If you are interested in joining the YLC, please email Nicole Schroeder, email@example.com. We are a super fun group and we would love to have you!
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Saturday, August 26th at SweetWater Brewing Co
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