September 17, 2005 09:58 AM by Joe Blackmon
Reality 4 Diabetes is going to be putting on their fifth fundraiser in Cincinnati, Ohio from Thursday, October 6 to Saturday, October 8, 2005. The fundraiser kicks off on Thursday with a Survivor viewing party and meet and greet, continues on Friday with dinner and an auction, and concludes on Saturday with a walk and autograph signing.
Tasha Wilkie, who was diagnosed with diabetes in 1998, is the driving force behind the fundraiser. In high school, Tasha did her Senior English project on Survivor, which led her to get in contact with several past Survivor contestants. She started attending different charity events involving past reality show contestants, and after getting some encouraging words from Amber Brkich, Tasha decided to start her own non-profit organization to raise money for diabetes education and research.
Since the first fundraising event in July of 2003, Reality 4 Diabetes has donated over $18,000 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Diabetes Action Research & Education Foundation, and the American Diabetes Association.
Details on the locations and times as well as information on purchasing tickets for the various activities for the fundraising event can be found on the official Reality 4 Diabetes website.
The reality stars who plan to attend the fundraiser the weekend of October 8th in Cincinnati are listed below (list subject to change).
Coby Archa – Survivor: Palau
Katie Gallagher – Survivor: Palau
Ibrehem Rahman – Survivor: Palau
Janu Tornell – Survivor: Palau
Chris Daugherty – Survivor: Vanuatu Winner
Lillian Morris – Survivor: Pearl Islands
John Palyok – Survivor: Vanuatu
Tanya Vance – Survivor: Thailand
Jed Hildebrand – Survivor: Thailand
Kelly McCorkle – The Amazing Race 7
Susan Vaughn – The Amazing Race 7
Patrick Vaughn – The Amazing Race 7
Ray Housteau – The Amazing Race 7
Deana Housteau – The Amazing Race 7
Lena Jensen – The Amazing Race 6
Andrew Hyde – The Amazing Race 3
Renee – Starting Over: Season 2
Bethany – Starting Over: Season 2
Hailey Murray – Starting Over: Season 1
Lynnell Stage – Starting Over: Season 1
Hannah Buchanan – Starting Over: Season 1
Dennis Luciani – Average Joe
Sarah Kozer - Joe Millionaire
Beth Stolarczyk - MTV’s Real World: Los Angeles
Shawn Manning – The Real Gilligan’s Island 2