Jamie Foxx and Idina Menzel Set to Perform at 30th Annual Carousel of Hope Ball
The star-studded Carousel of Hope Ball is Oct. 8
Hosted by Barbara Davis, the biennial event is dedicated to increasing awareness for diabetes, and raising money for clinical care and diabetes research at the Barbara Davis Center.
The 2016 ball will be a “Celebration of Hollywood,” and the night will include silent and live auctions, dinner, entertainment and musical performances.
Honorees include Sir Sidney Poitier, who will be presented with the Inspirational Lifetime Achievement Award and Brass Ring Award recipients Jane Fonda, David Foster and Sherry Lansing.
Jay Leno and David Foster will be back again this year in their longtime roles as Master of Ceremonies and Music Director, respectively. Music legends Clive Davis and Quincy Jones serve as Music Chairmen.
Since it began in 1978, the iconic charity ball has brought together entertainment industry leaders for a night dedicated to raising awareness and finding a cure for diabetes, a disease that affects over 30 million people in the United States.
Throughout the years, the Carousel of Hope Ball has raised more than $100 million, with proceeds benefitting the Children’s Diabetes Foundation and the Barbara David Center for Childhood Diabetes.
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