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Virtual Carousel of Hope 2020
October 10, 2020
The Children’s Diabetes Foundation is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes at the virtual, free 34th Annual Carousel of Hope. Guests enjoy a silent auction, and celebrity entertainment and music.
The free, online event will stream exclusively on PEOPLE.com, PeopleTV, PEOPLE social platforms, and PEOPLE YouTube. Proceeds raised through event sponsorships, donations, and silent auction benefit the Children’s Diabetes Foundation and the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes.
This year’s virtual Carousel of Hope is led by Jay Leno as master of ceremonies, David Foster as music director, and Clive Davis and Quincy Jones as music chairmen. The event is produced and directed by Erich Bergen and Marc Johnston, with George Schlatter as honorary producer. This can’t-miss, star-studded evening is packed with once-in-a-lifetime performances and appearances by icons including Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Tony Bennett, Andrea Bocelli, George Clooney, Dame Joan Collins, Clive Davis, Robert De Niro, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Jane Fonda, David Geffen, Josh Groban, Samuel L. Jackson, Gladys Knight, Rob Lowe, Nigel Lythgoe, Judge Judy Sheindlin, Usher, Diane Warren, Dionne Warwick, and Henry Winkler.
Silent auction items include luxury resort stays and hotel packages, high end skin care, beauty products, and home goods, men’s and women’s wear, children’s products, glider rides and flight school, wine, jewelry, and more. Auction donations come from a variety of companies including The Beverly Hills Hotel, Four Seasons Resort in Punta Mita Mexico, Hafner Vineyard, Éminence Organic Skin Care, Planet Blue, Criquet, Journeys Aviation, Mile High Gliding, PRP Wine International, and more.