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Six North End Restaurants Join Together For CityFeast Diabetes Benefit

On January 30, six of the North End’s finest restaurants are joining together to celebrate the 6th annual CityFeast: Dining Out to Conquer Diabetes to support the Joslin Diabetes Center by hosting special five-course dinners with wine pairings.  This local event is a great way for North End residents to get involved in the fight against diabetes while also enjoying a tasty meal at their favorite neighborhood restaurant.

Carla Gomes, the mother of a child with diabetes and owner of both Antico Forno and Terramia in the North End, founded CityFeast to help raise awareness of the disease and support Joslin Diabetes Center’s mission of conquering diabetes in all of its forms. Carla’s son David was diagnosed on his first birthday and has been living with this terrible disease for the past 18 years. Juvenile diabetes (Type 1 diabetes) is an autoimmune disease that strikes children suddenly and forces lifelong insulin dependence and can cause long term devastating health complications if not treated appropriately.

Participating restaurants include Terramia, Antico Forno, Lucca, Tresca, Caffé Graffiti and Taranta.

Tickets can be purchased now at www.joslin.org and click on “Cityfeast.”

More details below:

North End Restaurants Host 6th Annual CityFeast:

Dining out to Conquer Diabetes to Benefit Joslin Diabetes Center

Event Description:  The North End’s finest restaurants join together to support Joslin Diabetes Center’s High Hopes Fund by hosting special five-course dinners with wine pairings.  The High Hopes Fund supports Joslin’s efforts to improve the lives of people with diabetes—young and old—and to prevent and cure the disease.

Participating restaurants include Terramia, Antico Forno, Lucca, Tresca, Caffé Graffiti and Taranta.

Carla Gomes, the mother of a child with diabetes and owner of both Antico Forno and Terramia, founded CityFeast to help raise awareness of the disease and support Joslin Diabetes Center’s mission of conquering diabetes in all of its forms.

Date:                Sunday, January 30, 2011

Time:               6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Locations:       Guests may choose from participating restaurants in Boston’s North End, including Terramia, Antico Forno, Lucca, Tresca, Caffé Graffiti and Taranta.

Cost:  $150 per person. (Ticket price includes tax and gratuity). Proceeds benefit Joslin’s High Hopes Fund. $100 of the ticket price is tax-deductible.

To purchase tickets: Visit www.joslin.org and click on “CityFeast.”

About Joslin Diabetes Center: Joslin Diabetes Center is the world’s preeminent diabetes research and clinical care organization. Joslin is dedicated to ensuring people with diabetes live long, healthy lives and offers real hope and progress toward diabetes prevention and a cure for the disease. Founded in 1898 by Elliott P. Joslin, M.D., Joslin is an independent nonprofit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School. For more information about Joslin, visit www.joslin.org.

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