The 30th anniversary of the Carousel of Hope Ball will be held Oct.25.
Today, the kickoff party was held at the Beverly Hills Hotel. As always the super-star glamor event benefits the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes. And Barbara reminded that more die of diabetes than from AIDS and Breast Cancer combined. Denzel and Pauletta Washington will receive the Brass Ring Award. Quincy Jones and Clive Davis were named chair, while Betty Ford is honorary co-chair. The show will be produced by George Schlatter with Jay Leno as m.c., David Foster, musical director and performers Josh Groban, Kenny G, Babyface Edmonds–and as always, a few surprises.
Sponsors for the glamor event are Mercedes-Benz, Guess, LeVIve jewelry and American Aitlines. A Mercedes will beauctioned and silent auction items include vacations, jewelry, art, etc. Among the ladies on hand for today’s launch, Barbara’s daughters,Nancy and Dana, and daughter-in-law Jordan (Mrs.John) Davis.