The star-studded Carousel of Hope Ball is Oct. 8

By Brianne Tracy
Updated September 26, 2016 11:00 AM
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Jamie Foxx and Idina Menzel are set to perform at the star-studded Carousel of Hope Ball as it spins into its 30th year on Oct. 8, PEOPLE confirms exclusively.

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.

Foxx and the recently engaged Menzel join presenters Denzel Washington, Anjelica Huston, Quincy Jones and Carole Bayer Sager, and Sharon Stone as auctioneer at the Beverly Hills event.

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.

For more information regarding the Children’s Diabetes Foundation and The Carousel of Hope Ball, join the conversation using #CarouselOfHope.