Four years ago, Nick Jonas announced that he had Type 1 Diabetes at the Diabetes Research Institute's Carnival for a Cure.
Nick will be returning for this year's carnival event. "I'm looking forward to attending and sharing my story about how diabetes hasn't slowed me down," he wrote in a recent blog post. Jonas serves as a spokesperson for Bayer Healthcare Diabetes Care, a sponsor of the event.
Dubbed New York's largest indoor carnival, the afternoon event will feature all the customary carnival festivities, like face painting, henna tattoos, mouthwatering goodies and games for all ages, plus a micro-racing track, bungee run, mini obstacle course and basketball hoops – whew! And faster than texting "OMG," the kids will be darting through the latest game craze, Gaga, while parents hop on over to the silent auction for got-to-have-it stuff, like signed posters, guitars and CDs from Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Nick Jonas and Justin Bieber (sigh)!
"In 2007, we were fortunate to have the Jonas Brothers perform at Carnival for a Cure. Nick silenced the crowd when he divulged for the first time that he has type 1 diabetes. From that moment forward, he sensitized millions of teens and parents to the disease and the need to find a cure," said Carolyn Goldfarb who is co-chairing the event along with her husband Marc, Holly and David Sherr, Sabrina and Scott Chosed and Denise and Tom Stern.
"We are so excited to have him back at this event that benefits the Diabetes Research Institute, the only organization solely dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes," added Mrs. Sherr.
When: Sunday, March 13, 2011
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: The Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street
New York, NY
A family package to attend Carnival for a Cure is $500 and includes two adults and two children. Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsorship packages, which include tickets, are available for purchase online only at DiabetesResearch.org/Carnival2011. For more information, contact 212-535-8859 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the video from when Nick attended the first time.
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