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During the 18th Annual Rainbow Gala, the voices of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation youth ambassadors were resounding throughout the Hilton Pittsburgh ballroom, singing a revamped version of the Black Eyed Peas’ hit, “Tonight’s Gonna Be A Good Night.” Going beyond a good night, the Rainbow Gala raised $1.1 million to benefit diabetes research, surpassing the goal of one million dollars and making it one of the most successful Rainbow Galas ever. More than 600 attendees, along with corporate chairs Robert Cindrich and James Rohr, celebrated this year’s honoree Gregory B. Jordan, Global Marketing Partner for Reed Smith LLP. Jordan shared the stage with his nominator, 10-year-old Carolyn Stewart, who suffers from type 1 diabetes. Jordan discussed Stewart’s battle with the disease and his admiration for the girl’s determination. There was plenty of dancing to the music of Gary Racan and the Studio E Band, and plenty of items were auctioned off, including an Olympic jersey autographed by Sidney Crosby that brought in $16,000.

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