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Santa Barbara, CA (July 25, 2022) — Sansum Diabetes Research Institute (SDRI) is pleased to announce the Gratitude Gala; Celebrating 100 Years of Insulin, presented by The Paskin Family Foundation. The Gala, a benefit for SDRI, will be held the evening of Saturday, September 10, 2022, in the outside rotunda at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. 

This year, we are especially filled with gratitude as our founder, renowned diabetes specialist Dr. William Sansum, was the first physician in the United States to manufacture and administer insulin in the treatment of diabetes, here in Santa Barbara, on May 31, 1922. This extraordinary accomplishment profoundly changed the landscape for those living with diabetes in 1922. SDRI continues his legacy in diabetes research. 

We will commemorate this centennial milestone with an oceanview cocktail reception, dinner, live auction, live music, and dancing. Gala performers will include the Jackson Gillies Trio; Jineanne Coderre; and Downbeat LA. Andrew Firestone will serve as the Gala’s emcee…