Bid at Carb DM’s Big Blue Happy Hour Silent Auction

Have you purchased your tickets to our Big Blue Happy Hour yet?  Our celebration of World Diabetes Day and the T1D community promises to be our biggest, bluest, brightest party to date! Not only will you sip, schmooze and booze with old friends and new (including endurance athletes Patrick and Michael of Project 50-in-50), you’ll have the chance to bid on some amazing experiences at our silent auction. You could snag some deals or win an experience money can’t buy, while supporting Carb DM. Here’s what you can bid on at our silent auction:

Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones

Listen to music like the pros in the recording studios with Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. You’ll receive a pair of Studio3 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones (MSRP: $349.95) from the brand worn by music lovers around the world. With Active Noise Cancelling plus Apple W1 chip and Bluetooth connectivity, you can free yourself from cables and immerse yourself in your music. (Donated by Krystle Samai)

Bigfoot Tour & lunch

Get a sneak peek into the future of diabetes tech with a private tour of Bigfoot Biomedical, the hi-tech startup that aims to change the D-world with its Automated Insulin Delivery system. Co-founder Bryan Mazlish will take you and 3 of your guests inside their Silicon Valley headquarters which includes a “virtual simulation lab” and a manufacturing assembly floor. You’ll meet some key players, some movers and shakers, then join Bryan for a hosted on-campus lunch. (Donated by Bigfoot and Susan & Erik Edwards)

Birthplace of Silicon Valley

Explore the birthplace of Silicon Valley. You will have a 30 minute guided tour of the HP Garage, which is a private museum, landmark and National Historic Place. See the origins of the oldest tech start-up, how they lived and worked followed by a private 45 minute guided tour of the HP Customer Welcome Center. You’ll see the origins of the company and the latest technology innovations. You will visit the HP Founders Offices, the original offices of Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard. Here you will explore where they worked and learn about the company and culture that they started. A brief history of the evolution of products leads to the HP Innovation Showcase with the latest technologies in computers, printing and 3d printing. (Donated by Al Lee & Linda Baer)

Coffee with Dr. Rayhan Lal

A pediatric and adult endocrinologist and engineer, Dr. Lal is an expert on all things diabetes and diabetes tech. He’ll answer your questions about DIY closed loop insulin delivery or other diabetes queries over coffee. (Donated by Dr. Rayhan Lal)

Holiday Photo Shoot

Receive a personalized family portrait session with professional photographer Tara Layman. Tara will capture candid and meaningful photographs of your family that you will cherish and share for years to come! With this package you can choose between a 60 minute studio or 60 minute outdoor portrait session, location determined upon booking. Both sessions include 30 high resolution digital images ready for print! (Donated by Tara Layman)

Looping with a Luminary

What’s better than watching a Katie DiSimone YouTube video tutorial for DIY looping? How about a personal online consult with Katie DiSimone herself?! You’ll get one hour online with longtime looping advocate and expert Katie DiSimone. Use your hour to get advice on how to get started with looping, get a quick consult on your settings, or just fangirl over one of the leaders in the diabetes DIY community!  (Donated by Katie DiSimone)

Lunch & Shopping in Los Altos

Relax and recharge with shopping and lunch in downtown Los Altos. You’ll receive gift certificates to some of the establishments in the area. Includes:

  • $100 Footwear Etc. gift certificate
  • $200 Alys Grace gift certificate
  • $75 Centrella gift certificate
  • $25 Starbucks gift card
  • Sunglasses and Oakley sunglasses and free first exam at Eye Lite Optical

(Donated by Alys Grace, Centrella, Footwear Etc., Starbucks and Eye Lite Optical)

Mt. Diablo Distillery Gift Pack

Treat yourself to a trio of high end spirits from Mt. Diablo Distillery, a veteran-owned artisan distillery located right in Northern California. You’ll receive a bottle of barrel-aged Cali Cut Whisky, 100% corn Cali Gold Vodka, and smooth, citrusy Cali Gin. Each one is distilled in small batches, hand bottled, and labeled with care. Three branded hats are included so you can proudly proclaim you’re enjoying the Bay Area’s best! (Donated by Mt. Diablo Distillery)

Sneak Peak into PIXAR

Go behind the scenes at Pixar Animation Studios and get a peek into the behind hits like Toy Story, Monsters Inc, and Cars. This auction package offers (up to) eight guests a private guided tour with Michael O’Brien, Effects Supervisor at Pixar. This is a unique one-of-a-kind experience as Pixar Animation Studios is not open to the public and regular tours/tickets cannot be purchased. (Donated by Jennifer O’Brien)

Sail the Bay

Enjoy the Bay Area on land and on sea! Sail out onto the San Francisco Bay with this gift certificate for a 90-minute Bay Sail for two with Adventure Cat Sailing Charters (MSRP $90). You’ll experience the beauty of San Francisco right from the water. You’ll enjoy fantastic views of Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate bridge, and the Pacific Ocean. Back on land, you’ll experience thrills of another kind as you zoom around the Bay for the weekend in your loaner Tesla. Pick up your Model S at Tesla Fremont and revel in the unique performance and technology of this eco-friendly, luxury vehicle. (Donated by Adventure Cat Sailing Charters, Lux Eyewear & Tesla of Fremont)

Tech Time with Tidepool

Breakfast with Tidepool Founder & CEO Howard Look at one of his favorite meeting places and hear all about Tidepool and their effort to bring the Loop app to market as a fully regulated diabetes management tool. Bring your laptop and he’ll help you get set up on the Tidepool platform so you can immediately see all your data in one place! (Donated by Howard Look & Coupa Café)


Wine Country Experiences

Love wine tasting, good food, and getting away? This is the experience for you! Enjoy the best of world-famous Napa Valley with this set of gift certificates to some of the finest establishments in the region:

  • Visit Castillo di Amorosa’s medieval inspired Tuscan castle, taste their Italian-inspired wines, and see why USA Today named them one of their 10 Best Tasting Rooms for 2019. Gift certificate for a premium tour and tasting for 4 is valued at $180.
  • Head to Rutherford and enjoy Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc from Honig Winery. Gift certificate for a classic tasting featuring 5 current release Honig wines is valued at $60.
  • Say “More cheese, please,” as you sample artisanal Blue, Gouda, and Toma from Marin County’s Point Reyes Farmstead. Gift certificate for 4 guests to attend a Friday Farm Tour is valued at $100.
  • Feast on smoked and grilled artisan meats and local produce at Roadhouse 29, the casual smoked-meat and barbecue eatery owned by Michelin-rated chef Douglas Keane.

(Donated by Castillo di Amorosa, Honig Winery, Point Reyes Farmstead, and Roadhouse 29)


A Big Blue Happy Hour
Saturday, November 16, 2019, 5-8pm
Impact Hub Oakland, 2323 Broadway


Tickets are $50 per person, $20 for kids 12 and under.

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