A Fundraising Pre-Opening Party at Pearl Dive Oyster Palace & Black Jack to Support Juvenile Diabetes

by Sophie Pyle · August 31, 2011

Chef/Owners of Black Restaurant Group, Barbara and Jeff Black (pictured), have teamed up with the Washington Nationals Diabetes Care Complex and Dr. Fran Cogen, MD of Children’s National Medical Center for the second consecutive year to help raise money for juvenile diabetes. The Blacks will launch their fall fundraising initiative by opening the doors to their highly anticipated new restaurants, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace and Black Jack, for a pre-opening bash.

Proceeds from the evening will help meet their fundraising goal of $200,000 to build a state-of-the-art kitchen at the Washington Nationals Diabetes Care Complex at Children’s National Medical Center to support children with diabetes. The new facility is the vision of Dr. Fran Cogen, MD, named one of the "Best Doctors in America” and known for her dedication to advocating for the needs of patients and their families in managing diabetes.

Children’s National Medical Center in partnership with the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation is building the new Washington Nationals Diabetes Care Complex on the first floor of the hospital.  The new complex will provide expanded state-of-the-art, family-centered, and personalized diabetes care to children in the Washington Region and beyond.

WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2011 from 6 PM to 1:30 AM.

HOW: Advanced tickets are on sale NOW for $30 per person, with additional tickets available on September 10th at the door for $40 per person. Ticket price includes complimentary food at the pre-opening party and cash bar. Additional details and a link to purchase tickets can be found online here.

WHERE: Pearl Dive Oyster Palace & Black Jack, 1612 14th Street, NW