Published 03/22 2014 11:14PM

Updated 03/22 2014 11:21PM

Hundreds of people were thinking warmer weather tonight as they raised money for a worthy cause.

Tonight was the Northwest Pa JDRF17th annual Beach Ball Gala at the Ambassador.

Officials say there were around 350 guests who were on hand.

All proceeds from the from the event go towards funding research to find a cure for type one diabetes.

They expect to raise 135 thousand dollars from tonight's gala.

Our very Dave Belmondo had the honor of hosting tonight's gala.

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