Diabetes Research Center Grand Opening Scheduled for Saturday, August 23 in Iowa City
Join us Saturday, August 23, as we celebrate the Grand Opening of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center with a special ceremony at the Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, located just minutes from the campus of the University of Iowa.
After six years of hard work, we’re proud to gather in Iowa City to officially open the doors of the DRC and celebrate the hard work of all who made this achievement possible. The Coralville Marriott will be the site of the official opening ceremony featuring dignitaries from the F.O.E. and the University of Iowa as well as a special evening party with live music and a cash bar.
Guests will have the option before the ceremony to take a guided tour of the DRC, complete with photo opportunities and a chance to meet the men and women who will work within those walls each day to bring our dream of curing diabetes one step closer to reality.
Schedule of Events
8:15 a.m. – Buses begin departing from Coralville Marriott for tour of DRC. Buses will depart each 15 minutes.
8:30-10:30 a.m. – Tours of the DRC. Guests will tour the facility in guided groups. Those touring will have the ability to take pictures and speak with doctors and researchers.
10:30 a.m. – Final bus departs from DRC back to Coralville Marriott.
11 a.m. – Formal Grand Opening Ceremony for the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at Coralville Marriott
Noon-1 p.m. – Reception at Marriott sponsored by University of Iowa
4 p.m. – Party sponsored by Eagles with live music, cash bar and light refreshments.
Lodging is available for Aug. 22-23 at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Coralville (214 W 9th St., Coralville, IA 52241) at a special Eagles rate of $85 per-night by calling 319-337-8382 and mentioning the Eagles. Guests who wish to book their rooms for additional nights before or after Aug. 22-23, may do so at the discounted rate. The Comfort Inn is located down the street from the Marriott.
There are still a limited number of rooms available at the Coralville Marriott. To inquire about booking a room at the Marriott, contact Convention Director Steve Tolman at email@example.com.