12th Annual North End City Feast Benefits Joslin Diabetes Center’s High Hopes Fund

By Phil Orlandella

Six North End eateries will participate in the 12th annual City Feast that will benefit the Joslin Diabetes Center’s High Hopes Fund.

Founded in 2005 by Carla Agrippino Gomez, owner of Antico Forno and Terramia restaurants has raised nearly $300,000 for the High Hopes Fund over the years.

CityFeast offers a chance to enjoy an unforgettable dining experience at the following eateries: Antico Forno, Aria Trattoria, Bricco, Lucca, Taranta, Tarramia Ristorante and Tresca.

Carla started this fundraiser in the North End with her restaurants and several others as a way to support and show her appreciation for Joslin and the life-saving care her son, David, has received treatment there since being diagnosed with type1 diabetes 25 years ago,

David, now 26 years old and a graduate of the MCPHS Physician Assistant program in Boston, will be honored at this year’s CityFeast for being a patient at Joslin for 25 years. Joslin has inspired him to want to work in the field of Pediatric Endocrinology to help young children deal with the challenges of living with diabetes, and provide them with hope that they can live a full life even with the daily struggles and responsibilities that come with having type 1 diabetes.

Tickets include a five-course dinner with a wine pairings. Tickets are priced at $150 each, of which $100 is tax-deductible, can be purchased at www.joslin.org/cityfeast. Due to high demand, reservations are limited and will be distributed on the first come first serve basis.

            Founded in 1898, Joslin Diabetes Center is world-renowned for its deep expertise in diabetes treatment and research. Joslin is dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes and ensuring that people with diabetes live long, healthy lives. They develop and disseminate innovative patient therapies and scientific discoveries throughout the world. Joslin is an independent, non-profit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and a federally funded Diabetes Research Center.

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