A Recap of the 29th Annual Carousel Ball

On October 2, the 29th Annual Carousel Ball provided a night to remember, as well as an opportunity to support a healthy future for children struggling with type 1 diabetes.

The Ball was presented by the Children’s Diabetes Foundation to benefit the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes—and benefit they did. The event raised approximately $1.1 million in funds for the Center, the leading facility for type 1 diabetes in America.

The Center’s work in clinical care and research is crucial in its efforts to find a cure for this life-threatening disease. Currently, over 30 million people in the country live with diabetes and one in three babies born today will have this disease in their lifetime.  Supporting this organization will enable the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes to continue providing care to over 6,000 children and young adults from around the world, and 75 percent from the Rocky Mountain region, while searching for a cure.

Carousel Ball attendees, just to name a few: 

  • Mayor Michael Hancock
  • Senator Cory Gardner
  • a surprise visit by Peyton Manning in the VIP room
  • Sharon Magness Blake and Ernie Blake
  • A. Barry and Arlene Hirschfeld
  • the Coors family (Meredith, Marilyn, Peter H. and Peter J.)
  • Congresswoman Diana DeGette
  • Dean Singleton
  • Aqib Talib and Gypsy Benitez
  • Jake Jabs
  • Honorees John and Paige Elway
  • Honoree Steve Farber, along with his wife Cindy

David Foster was the events Music Director and Emcee, and Usher wowed the audience with his performance. It truly was a magical night! 

To see current sponsors for the Carousel Ball, click here

More information is available at the Childrens Diabetes Foundation website.