Sugar Soirée at Carolands Chateau

Friday, November 13, 2015
6:00 – 9:30 PM
565 Remillard Dr, Hillsborough, California

Sugar Soiree event for CHI

CHI Sugar Soiree event

About The Sugar Soirée

The Sugar Soirée is the Bay Area’s Sweetest Gala— an evening dedicated to the hyperinsulinism community and raising funds for research, public awareness, education and support.

The event will take place at the Carolands Chateau, a stunning mansion designed by renowned French Architect, Ernest Sanson. The grand home has been described as the Downton Abbey of California, and is the subject of the PBS documentary, The Heiress and Her Chateau.

There will be a cocktail hour, dinner, a program on hypoglycemia, and awards to leading patient advocates, researchers and clinicians.

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Ticket Details

  • Table: includes 10 guests and name recognition on table
  • VIP: includes premier chateau access from 5:30-6:00 pm, special gift and name recognition in program
  • Complimentary valet parking with all tickets

Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Each table is tax-deductible less $600. Each individual ticket is tax-deductible less $60. All funds raised support the work of Congenital Hyperinsulinism International.

Hotel Details

CHI has a group rate of $149 per night available at the San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport. If you are interested, call the reservation desk at 650-653-6000 and mention the Sugar Soiree.


Award Recipients

  • “Be My Sugar” Research Award

    The authors of the groundbreaking new guidelines for diagnosing and treating persistent hypoglycemia recommended by the Pediatric Endocrine Society: Paul S. Thornton, MD, Charles A. Stanley, MD, Diva D. De Leon, MD, Deborah Harris, PhD, Morey W. Haymond, MD, Khalid Hussain, MD, Lynne L. Levitsky, MD, Mohammad H. Murad, MD, MPH, Paul J. Rozance, MD, Rebecca A. Simmons, MD, Mark A. Sperling, MD, David A. Weinstein, MD, Neil H. White, MD, and Joseph I. Wolfsdorf, MD

    Pediatric Endocrine Society
  • “Be My Sugar” Courage Award

    Rohit Kaul and Sheila Bose

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  • “Be My Sugar” Public Awareness Award

    Sarah-Charlotte Browne

    Sarah Charlotte-Brown
  • “Be My Sugar” Innovations in Glucose-Sensing Award

    Dexcom Registered no bug


Thank you to our generous sponsors!
Biomarin supports CHI
Cook Children's Hospital
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Quest Diagnostics
Counsyl supports CHI
Xoma supports CHI
Xeris Pharmaceutical
Sutter Health
Clos LaChance
Poplar Restaurant supports CHI
Curi Odyssey Coyote Point
Village Vogue Barbara Eclectic
Rustic Market
Valrhona Chocolate
Christine Tan Photography
Shawn Anthony Fender Photography supports CHI
The YMCA supports CHI

Benefit Committee

Dr. Scott Adzick

Marge Anderson

Jessica Aronoff and Larry Sher

Carol and Gary Beck

Sheila Bose and Rohit Kaul

Leo Brown

Sarah-Charlotte and Justin Browne

Christen and Joe Byker

Dr. Diva DeLeon

Huifen Dunn

Elise and Jeff Falk

Dr. Richard S. and Rena Falk

Alexandra and Daniel Fallon

Dr. Evan Gedzelman

Dr. Stan and Bernice Gedzelman

Drs. Bret and Davelyn Hood

Abby Huntsman

Mame Huntsman

Gina and Martin Linsell

Brittany Lothe and Scott Bolick

Anthea London

Sarah London

Dr. Andrew Palladino

Julie Raskin and Mark Gross

Alan and Dassi Shusterman

Dr. Charles and Chris Stanley

Dr. Paul Thornton


Master of Ceremonies

Julia McEvoy, KQED
Julia McEvoy, MC for CHI Sugar Soiree

Julia works with the station’s news production team to bring vital news of the region to KQED’s audience on multiple platforms. During Julia’s previous tenure as executive producer of Chicago Matters, and as Senior Editor of WBEZ’s Education and Urban Affairs Desk, her editorial work received a Peabody Award, a Casey Medal for Coverage of Children and Families, several Edward R. Murrow awards, as well as awards from the Public Radio News Directors Inc. and the Society for Professional Journalists.


Congenital Hyperinsulinism International (CHI) wishes to thank the Carolands Foundation for opening the chateau for this special evening. The Carolands Foundation requests guests refrain from wearing narrow or spiked heels to preserve the historic nature of the chateau.


Questions? Please contact our Benefit Chair, Elise Falk, at, or 415-305-2060.

Elise Falk

About Congenital Hyperinsulinism International

CHI is a leading organization dedicated to improving the lives of children living with hyperinsulinism (HI). HI is a life threatening disorder that causes dangerously low blood sugar levels due to the over-production of insulin. Prolonged or severe low blood sugar can cause seizures, brain damage, and even death. CHI supports research toward better treatments and a cure, tirelessly advocates for timely diagnosis and improved standards of care, and supports children living with HI every step of the way.