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A Charitable Evening at the 2019 Carousel Ball

Join Children’s Diabetes Foundation, Reba McEntire and Mario Lopez for an elegant night of philanthropy



Photo courtesy of Children's Diabetes Foundation

Cocktails, lavish auctions and musical performancesall in the name of charity. The 33rd annual Carousel Ball, a gala to raise funds for the Children’s Diabetes Foundation and Barbara Davis Center, will gather attendees on October 19 at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Denver to support two organizations working to combat type 1 diabetes.


Prayer Child Gracie Lambrecht, with little sister Mia

An intimate musical performance by Reba McEntire is schedules to entertain guests at black-tie gala, and now another celebrity is joining the event: Mario Lopez.

Executive Director of the Children’s Diabetes Foundation, Dana Davis, is ecstatic about adding the “Access Hollywood” star to this year’s lineup alongside the already announced country-musician. 


Photo courtesy of Esterman.com

“We are thrilled for Mario Lopez to join us at this year’s Carousel Ball as our celebrity emcee. He understands that the search for a cure to type 1 diabetes is important work, and we are grateful for his support.”  


Lisa and Tom Corley

Lisa and Tom Corley are this year’s honorees for their contributions to CDF over the last 20 years, and will receive the High Hopes Tribute Award. Richard Abrams, M.D., will also accept the Founders Award due to Abram’s scientific research to help find a cure for type 1 diabetes for more than 40 years. 


Richard Abrams, M.D. 

After raising more than $110 million since its inception in 1977, the Ball is dedicated to raising awareness and funds to go towards research for a cure to type 1 diabetes. Guests of the event get the opportunity to auction on luxury prices and experiences, with all proceeds funneling back to CDF research and Barbara Davis Center. Past donations have assisted in unveiling studies that have assisted in blood testing, synthetic insulins and artificial pancreases, to name a few.  


Barbara Davis

About the Children’s Diabetes Foundation

The Children’s Diabetes Foundation, located in Denver, was established in 1977 by Barbara and Marvin Davis after their daughter, Dana, developed diabetes at the age of seven. The non-profit organization is dedicated to the support of research in diabetes and to providing the best possible clinical and educational programs for people with the disease. The Foundation’s mission is to raise funds to support the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes and its world-renowned research programs, where thousands of patients with type 1 diabetes, children and adults alike, receive the finest diabetes care available. Thanks to the generous funding provided to the Center, all patients are welcome, regardless of their financial status.

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