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Juvenile Diabetes foundation gala raises $1.3 million and attracts political heavyweights

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Tom and Rachel Regan, from left, Lisa Oren and Travis Andrews at the JDRF Gala April 2014
Tom and Rachel Regan, from left, Lisa Oren and Travis Andrews. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Jason and Rachael Volz at the JDRF Gala April 2014
Jason and Rachael Volz. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Valerie and Tracy Dieterich at the JDRF Gala April 2014
Valerie and Tracy Dieterich. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Spring Model at the JDRF Gala April 2014
Spring model at the JDRF Gala. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Melinda Rose, from left, Carol Rowley, Judy Haley and Meredith Cocke at the JDRF Gala April 2014
Melinda Rose, from left, Carol Rowley, Judy Haley and Meredith Cocke. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Kathleen Jennings, left, and Katie Flaherty at the JDRF Gala April 2014
Kathleen Jennings, left, and Katie Flaherty. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Luvi Wheelock, left,  and Isabel David at the JDRF Gala April 2014
Luvi Wheelock, left, and Isabel David. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Fred and Patty Hagens at the JDRF Gala April 2014
Fred and Patty Hagens. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Jason and Lindley Arnoldy at the JDRF Gala April 2014
Jason and Lindley Arnoldy. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Moon Aerialsit 2 at the JDRF Gala April 2014
An aerialist at the JDRF Gala. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Tom and Rachel Regan, from left, Lisa Oren and Travis Andrews at the JDRF Gala April 2014
Jason and Rachael Volz at the JDRF Gala April 2014
Valerie and Tracy Dieterich at the JDRF Gala April 2014
Spring Model at the JDRF Gala April 2014
Melinda Rose, from left, Carol Rowley, Judy Haley and Meredith Cocke at the JDRF Gala April 2014
Kathleen Jennings, left, and Katie Flaherty at the JDRF Gala April 2014
Luvi Wheelock, left,  and Isabel David at the JDRF Gala April 2014
Fred and Patty Hagens at the JDRF Gala April 2014
Jason and Lindley Arnoldy at the JDRF Gala April 2014
Moon Aerialsit 2 at the JDRF Gala April 2014

What: The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Houston "Imagine the Night" gala.

Where: Hilton Americas-Houston.

The 411: With chairs Rachael and Jason Volz at the helm and Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. John Culberson in the ballroom, it was one heck of a night for JDRF supporters, a night that brought in $1.3 million for Type 1 diabetes research and education. The evening honored long-time JDRF supporters Meredith Cocke, Judy Haley, Melinda Rose and Carol Rowley as well as Amegy Bank of Texas, which was corporate honoree.

Who: Partying amid the garden-like decor orchestrated by A Fare Extraordinaire were Rachel and Tom Regan, Audrey and Brandon Cochran, Katie Flaherty, Isabel and Danny David, Luvi and Carlos Wheelock, Valerie and Tracy Dieterich, Audrey and Brandon Cochran and Christie and Billy McCartney.

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