March 5, 2007

Billboard Magazine Top 40 and Young Rock Band the Jonas Brothers to Headline Diabetes Research Institute’s Carnival for a Cure

NEW YORK, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The popular young rock band the Jonas Brothers ( will headline the Carnival for a Cure event ( benefiting the Diabetes Research Institute on Sunday, March 11, 2007 from 1-4 p.m. at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St. in New York City. The performance will run from 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. The band will take time to meet fans and sign autographs after the concert.

This year's Carnival will feature additional entertainment with magicians, jugglers, stilt walkers and prizes. Attendees will enjoy gourmet food from Dean & DeLuca, and families will be photographed by renowned New York photographer Sarah Merians.

The Carnival for a Cure tickets are available for $350 per family of four (two adults and two children), with individual tickets at $100 per adult and $75 per child. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Contact the DRI Foundation at (212) 888-2217 or [email protected] for tickets. Sponsorships are still available. The concert, activities and food are included in the Carnival ticket price. Sponsors include Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, Abbott Diabetes Care, Insulet Corporation, National Land Tenure, Lehman Brothers, Kaye Scholer LLP, Barclay's Capital, Lowenstein Sandler, Citigroup Private Bank, and Novo Nordisk.

About the Diabetes Research Institute

The Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is a recognized world leader in cure-focused research. Since its inception in the early 1970's, the DRI has made significant contributions to the field of type 1 diabetes research. From innovations in islet isolation and transplant procedures to advances in cell biology and immunology, the DRI is now harnessing the power of emerging technologies to develop new cell-based therapies to restore insulin production. For the millions of families affected by diabetes who are looking to the world of science for answers, the Diabetes Research Institute is the best hope for a cure.

About the Jonas Brothers

The Jonas Brothers have performed all over the country and abroad and are currently recording their second CD. Having just cracked Billboard Magazine's Top 40, the three brothers Kevin (19), Joe (17), and Nick (14), have appeared on MTV's Total Request Live and the CBS Saturday Morning Show and provided soundtracks for DisneyChannel television shows and music CD's.

Diabetes Research Institute Foundation

CONTACT: Shep Doniger, +1-516-770-3919, or [email protected]

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