The annual Carousel of Hope Gala will take place this month to raise money for the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes.

Presented by Jay Leno, the gala will take place at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, October 23, and will honor Maria Shriver and Quincy Jones for their charity work.

This year celebrates 31 years of helping children with diabetes through the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes. Held every two years, this is the 19th Carousel of Hope. From its inception in 1978, the Ball has raised over $70 million.

The event will feature performances by Gladys Knight, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, with appearances by Antonio Banderas & Melanie Griffith, Ed Begley Jr., Halle Berry, Thora Birch, Adrien Brody, Cheryl Burke, George Clooney & Elisabetta Canalis, Jackie Collins, Joan Collins, Billy Davis & Marilyn McCoo-Davis, Clive Davis, Kristin Davis, Jane Fonda, Kathy Griffin, Lisa Rinna & Harry Hamlin, Paris Hilton, Anjelica Huston, Carrie Ann Inaba, Nigel Lythgoe, Jenny McCarthy, Donna Mills, Ricky Minor, Dermot Mulroney, Bob Newhart, Bill Paxton, Elizabeth Perkins, Sidney Poitier, Dave Price, Don Rickles, Mimi Rogers, Rod Stewart, Mena Suvari, Alan Thicke, Raquel Welch, Forest Whitaker, Vanna White, Tatyana Ali and many more.

Proceeds from the event are raised on behalf of the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes in Denver, CO, where more than 5,000 children and young adults receive specialized care for diabetes and prevention of eye and kidney complications as the Center’s multi-faceted research focuses on areas such as stem cell and islet cell transplantation research. Find out more here.

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