2024 Sugar Soirée

2024 Sugar Soiree

Congenital Hyperinsulinism International’s (CHI) annual Sugar Soirée will once again unite supporters in celebration of the congenital hyperinsulinism (HI) community and raise funds aimed at improving the lives of children and adults born with this rare condition.

This year, the Sugar Soirée will be held on the evening of September 28, at the Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, New Jersey. Built in 1914, the Montclair Art Museum is an architecturally stunning heritage building that entices visitors with its portico and neo-classical columns. The Native American and American art collection is one of the most comprehensive in the region. The event will include a private viewing of the art collection.

CHI envisions a future where every individual born with HI can access essential medication, surgeries, blood sugar testing supplies, effective treatments, and, ultimately, a cure. Our mission is rooted in ending the threat of brain damage and mortality associated with this condition, allowing individuals to live free from the constant fear of hypoglycemia.

As a global lifeline, CHI is dedicated to providing support and resources to those affected by HI, striving to create a world where “lows” are a thing of the past.

Funds raised at the Sugar Soirée will continue to support the work of CHI:

  • Raising vital awareness of HI to end preventable brain damage and death from hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
  • Funding HI research for better treatments and a cure.
  • Helping patients gain access to specialized treatment, medications, and supplies.
  • Supporting those living with the disease and their families every step of the way.

The Sugar Soirée will offer an unparalleled opportunity for sponsors to demonstrate philanthropic commitment at a premier event that brings together people from across the country who are part of the CHI community, including leaders in finance, healthcare, biotech, research, the arts, and technology.

For more information on Sugar Soirée sponsorships, visit here.

Attending the Sugar Soirée is a wonderful opportunity to support a meaningful cause and spend time with a fantastic community, all while enjoying a unique and coveted dining and entertainment experience. You can see photos from last year’s event here.

Cheri Preston

Our 2024 Sugar Soirée host for the evening is Cheri Preston. Cheri is an award-winning broadcaster who currently anchors Morning Drive ABC hourly news and bottom-of-the-hour updates on radio stations across the country. A breaking news veteran, she has been behind the microphone for some of the biggest stories of the past decade, including the invasion of Iraq, Superstorm Sandy, the capture of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, and the Sandy Hook shootings. She is also host of the weekly features program “Perspective.”

Musicians Janna Pelle and Eric Vanderzee

Our musical guests will be former CHI Staff member and professional singer-songwriter Janna Pelle and her husband Eric Vanderzee. The Catskills-based couple are both multi-faceted musicians. Janna Pelle is a classically trained pianist, singer, drummer, guitarist, and producer and released her most recent album Echolocation in 2022. Eric Vanderzee is a classical guitarist turned experimental musician who recently released his debut album, Divergent.

Tickets to the 2024 Sugar Soiree can be purchased here. If you want to be sure you are on our mailing list to receive that information, please join the list here.

If you cannot attend this year’s Sugar Soirée, but would like to make a donation, you can donate here.

A room block has been set aside for our Sugar Soirée guests at the special rate of $359.00 per night at the MC Hotel, 690 Bloomfield Ave in Montclair, located within walking distance of the Montclair Art Museum. Book your group rate for Congenital HI Sugar Soiree Room Block for the MC Hotel before Tuesday, August 27, 2024.

Accommodations will also be available at the Cambria Hotel West Orange at the special rate of $149.00 per night, located a few miles from the venue at 12 Rooney Circle, West Orange, NJ, 07052, US. Book your group rate at the Cambria Hotel before Tuesday, August 27, 2024.

2024 Sugar Soiree sponsors