PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sansum Diabetes Annual Taste of the Vine & Auction


I wanted to follow-up on William Sansum Diabetes Center’s annual fundraiser the Taste of the Vine & Auction on Aug. 23. The event will bring together local food, fine wines and hand-crafted beer with music by Society Jazz and live and silent auctions. Details of the event are below.

Would you be willing to help create awareness around the event? Special media passes are available as well.


wWI William Sansum Diabetes Center To Host Annual Taste of the Vine & Auction on Aug. 23

Formally known as the Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, The Center will reveal its new name and logo, and feature the best food, wines and hand-crafted beer from the Central Coast
WHAT: William Sansum Diabetes Center is hosting its anticipated summer fundraiser, the annual Taste of the Vine & Auction. This year’s event features a spectacular view, music by Society Jazz, and live and silent auctions. Attendees will be able to enjoy delectable food, fine wines and hand-crafted beer from a variety of the Central Coast’s best purveyors, including:

Brander Vineyard
Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Fresco Café & bakery
Malibu Vineyards
Max’s Restaurant
Silver Wines
…and more!

Event proceeds support The Center’s efforts to provide research, education and care for those affected by diabetes.

The Center recently went through a name and logo change to better reflect its legacy and breadth of service to those facing type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes - both locally and around the world.

WHERE: Santa Barbara Polo Club
3300 Via Real
Carpinteria, CA 93108

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
3-6 p.m.

HOW: Tickets are $90 for general admission and $125 for VIP, which includes admission to a sponsor reception and a sneak preview of auction items. Tickets may be purchased at A limited number of sponsorships are also available from $600 to $10,000.

Please contact Erinn Lynch if you’re interested in a media ticket.

About Sansum Diabetes Research Institute:

Our singular focus is to improve the health and quality of life for men, women and children in Santa Barbara County - and millions around the world - who suffer from diabetes. We have been on the cutting edge of diabetes research, clinical care, and education since our founding in 1944 by Dr. William Sansum, the first physician in the U.S. to manufacture and administer insulin in the treatment of diabetes. Sansum Diabetes Research Institute advances new technologies and produces groundbreaking diabetes treatments, such as the development of an artificial pancreas that enables the automated delivery of insulin to patients.

Understanding that diet and lifestyle factors are key to the effective management and prevention of diabetes, the Institute offers education to Santa Barbara County residents impacted by the disease. The Institute also provides direct clinical care to patients, such as pregnant women with diabetes, helping them to deliver healthy babies.

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