FAIRFIELD — Fairfield residents Lauren and Steven Field will host “A Night Out for a Cure,” the third annual live music fundraising event to benefit the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D), on Friday, June 7 at 8 p.m. This is the first year they have hosted the fundraiser at The Warehouse at the Fairfield Theatre Company, after selling out the last two years at a smaller venue. The Alpaca Gnomes, a local rock/folk band that performs covers and original music, will perform for the third year in a row. The event will also include an open bar, Bridgeport’s Fire Engine Pizza Co.’s food truck and a silent auction offering a wide range of coveted items and experiences donated from local businesses and families. Tickets cost $100 and are now available at nightoutforacure.org.
Since Lauren and Steve Field’s son Aaron, 14, was diagnosed with T1D (formerly known as Juvenile Diabetes) when he was in first grade, they have been actively raising money to find a cure for this life-consuming disease affecting approximately 1.25 million Americans. T1D is an autoimmune disease that occurs when one’s pancreas stops producing insulin, the hormone that controls blood-sugar levels.