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Barnstable Brown Kentucky Diabetes and Obesity Center



Information and Campaign

The Barnstable Brown Derby Gala
The Barnstable Brown Family For almost 22 years Patricia "Tricia" Brown and Priscilla "Cyb" Barnstable, together with their mother Wilma Barnstable, have been throwing a Derby eve gala to raise money for diabetes research in Kentucky. Celebrities come from around the globe to attend the famous Barnstable Brown Gala, hosted by twins who became famous as the Wrigley's Doublemint Twins when they were younger. "The twins and their mother are tireless fundraisers and effective business people who successfully engage people from all over the country—even the world—in this cause," said Vicky Myers, UK HealthCare Director of Development. "They are passionate about bringing the best in diabetes research, education and care to Kentucky." 
Tricia Brown's late husband, Dr. David Brown, was diagnosed with diabetes in 1989 and died in 2003. Dr. Brown's passing was the inspiration for the establishment of the Barnstable Brown Foundation which is building one of the premier diabetes research centers in the world: the Barnstable Brown Kentucky Diabetes and Obesity Center at the University of Kentucky. Since 2008 all proceeds from the gala go to develop this large-scale center at the University of Kentucky that brings together the university's breadth and depth of researchers, educators and clinicians focused on diabetes and organizes them to attack the problem collaboratively. 
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