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4th Annual Casino Night Fundraiser for the U-M Antonio Rugiero
Diabetes Research Fund


The Rugiero family (L to R): Patrick, Anthony, Enrica,
Antonio Sr., Mark, and Robert.


Blackjack players at the 2011 Rugiero Casino Royale


This event is generously sponsored by the
Rugiero Promise Foundation for the Antonio Rugiero
Diabetes Research Fund at the University of Michigan

On Friday, November 1, 2013, a very special event will take place in memory of Antonio Rugiero, Sr. — a cherished husband, father and grandfather who lived with type 2 diabetes for nearly 40 years.

4th Annual Rugiero Casino Royale Fundraiser for the U-M Antonio Rugiero Diabetes Research Fund


Friday, November 1, 2013
6:00 p.m. (doors open 5:30)
Italian American Club
39200 Five Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48154

Cost: Tickets are $75 and include gaming, dinner buffet, bar, entertainment, silent auction, prizes, and $100 in gaming chips.

Dress in business or evening attire, please!


The Rugiero Casino Royale fundraiser will feature all types of Las Vegas fun:

Flat screen TV, Vegas vacation package,
and more!

Proceeds from the Rugiero Casino Royale night will benefit diabetes research through the U-M Antonio Rugiero Diabetes Research Fund. When Antonio Sr. was 32 years old, he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. He passed away in 2008 from complications associated with diabetes.

Donate to the Antonio Rugiero Diabetes Research Fund at U-M

Along with purchasing tickets to attend the event, supporters of diabetes research can also take advantage of sponsorship and advertising opportunities. The family’s hope is “to donate maximum funds to the University of Michigan and do all we can to find a cure for this disease.”

"We wanted to keep our father's memory alive, and one way to do that is to support causes that our father believed in. We have a lot of respect for the University of Michgian and so did my father. He received wonderful care there late in his life and now we are giving back. The new University of Michigan diabetes research facility and what they are doing there is amazing. We are glad we can help, and I know my father would be, too." —Anthony Rugiero

To Purchase Tickets

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For more information, call Ann Clark at 313-590-7493, email or visit and click on "Events."