Tak­ing center stage: The Hy­po­glycemia Sup­port Foun­da­tion’s gala

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An es­ti­mated 80 mil­lion Amer­i­cans have hy­po­glycemia, and some live with­out a di­ag­no­sis.

The Hy­po­glycemia Sup­port Foun­da­tion’s mis­sion is to be a leader in pro­vid­ing sup­port, ad­vo­cacy and in­for­ma­tion about the causes, preven­tion and man­age­ment of func­tional Hy­po­glycemia, also known as low blood su­gar.

The Hy­po­glycemia Sup­port Foun­da­tion Inc. (HSF), founded by Roberta Rug­giero is cel­e­brat­ing its 33rd year at its third an­nual “Hy­po­glycemia Takes Center Stage Gala” Casino Royale themed fundraiser. It will take place at Hy­att Re­gency Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Laud­erdale on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.

HSF will rec­og­nize and honor phil­an­thropic men and women for their out­stand­ing ded­i­ca­tion, benev­o­lence and com­mit­ment to mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in our com­mu­nity. The evening will be­gin with a cock­tail re­cep­tion, silent auc­tion and trib­ute cer­e­mony. Din­ner, danc­ing, roulette, black­jack and more pro­duced by Events by Vento De­signs will fol­low.

Event co-chairs Dale Led­bet­ter and Christina Rosario add to the ros­ter of com­mit­ted honorees. Rug­giero will present the HSF’s first Com­mit­ted to Ex­cel­lence Award to Marc M. Kes­sel­man and Robin Kes­sel­man, co-founders of The Nerdel Co.

The mas­ter of cer­e­monies, Trina Robin­son, will help en­sure that the night lives up to the HSF’S mis­sion state­ment of con­tin­u­ing to be the world-renowned leader in dis­sem­i­nat­ing in­for­ma­tion and of­fer­ing en­cour­age­ment and hope to those suf­fer­ing from Hy­po­glycemia – a com­pli­cated and, too of­ten, mis­un­der­stood con­di­tion. Tick­ets for the gala are $150. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 954-742-7104, email Roberta at rrug­giero@hy­po­glycemia.org or visit www.hy­po­glycemia.org.

Cody Smith, left, Krystina Rug­giero, Sara Rug­giero and Stephen Smith

Mark Panciera, left, and Tif­fany Panciera

Dr. Phyl­lis Schif­fer-Si­mon, left, Roberta Rug­giero, Ana Vento and Toni Crab­tree

Michelle Soudry, left, and Si­mon Soudry

An­thony Rug­giero, left, Re­nee Stewart, Roberta Rug­giero and Tony Rug­giero

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