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Chrysler LLC Vice Chairman and President Jim Press and His Wife Suwichada Serve as Honorary Co-Chairs of Annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Promise Ball
Date:5/13/2008

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Fund-raising for disease research got a boost Friday night as Chrysler LLC Vice Chairman and President Jim Press and his wife Suwichada presided as honorary chairs for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's (JDRF) 23rd annual Promise Ball in Dearborn, Mich.

As part of the evening's activities, the Jane Jospey Cobb Promise Award was presented to Cynthia and Edsel B. Ford II. The award is given each year to individuals who have distinguished themselves in advancing the mission of the organization through their support of research.

"Chrysler is proud to support the annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Promise Ball, and I would like to congratulate the Jane Jospey Cobb Promise Award recipients, Cynthia and Edsel B. Ford II, for their dedication to diabetes research," Press said. "The contributions raised will support much-needed type 1 diabetes research worldwide, to provide help and hope to children affected by this disease."

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation has been a primary source of funding for research done worldwide to find a cure for juvenile diabetes, and the organization has raised hundreds of millions of dollars in its 35-year history. Furthermore, this successful Promise Ball event raised approximately $700,000 for the organization in one night.

"Jim Press is one of the most respected leaders in the auto industry and in the Detroit community, and having personally known him for nearly three decades, we are thrilled that he and his wife Suwichada are serving as honorary chairs of the Promise Ball," said Jean M. Jennings, editor in chief of Automobile Magazine and master of ceremonies for the Promise Ball. "Jim's influence is such that, given his participation, we have surpassed our record attendance for this sold-out fund-raising event."

Local Chrysler LLC dealers also were in attendance to share in the festivities including Dan and Dee Frost (Southfield Chrysler Jeep); Carl and Barbara Galeana (Van Dyke Dodge); Mark and Deb Snethkamp (Bill Snethkamp); Paul and Theresa Steel (Telegraph Chrysler Jeep) and Tony and Cathy Viviano (Sterling Heights Dodge). The night featured a cocktail hour, live and silent auctions, music by the band Intrigue and food of the Ritz-Carlton.

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International is the leading charitable aid organization and advocate of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research worldwide. The mission of the organization is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is a disease that strikes children suddenly and requires multiple injections of insulin daily or a continuous infusion of insulin through a pump. Insulin, however, is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its eventual and devastating complications, which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke and amputation. Visit http://www.jdrf.org/ for more information.

The Chrysler Foundation is the primary source of charitable grants made by Chrysler LLC. The Foundation annually supports hundreds of charitable organizations with an emphasis on community growth and enrichment, arts and culture, education and youth development programs throughout the United States and, increasingly, the world. Visit http://www.thechryslerfoundation.com .


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