DENVER (CBS4) – The Carousel Ball is held every other year to raise money for the care and research of Type 1 diabetes. On Saturday, October 7th, attendees will be treated to a performance by Lenny Kravitz, comedian George Lopez will emcee, and there will be extensive live and silent auctions with more than 250 items up for bid.
Proceeds from the Carousel Ball benefit the Children’s Diabetes Foundation. The Foundation was founded in 1977 by Barbara and Marvin Davis with the sole purpose of supporting research and care for children and adults with Type 1 diabetes. The Foundation funds the work that’s being done at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, where thousands of children and adults from around the world receive treatment.
Lori Sussel and Laurel Messer, both of the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes. They talked about the advancements in diabetes research and technology.
“Traditionally, the research at the Barbara Davis Center is focused on the dysfunctional immune disease and this research has led to some ongoing clinical trials. More recently, we’re also focusing on the insulin producing cells themselves to find out, ‘Why are these cells targeted and how are they destroyed?'” Sussel said.
“It’s hard when you live with Type 1 diabetes, you’re checking blood sugars multiple times a day, you’re taking insulin multiple times a day. And just in the past few years we’ve had enormous advancements to make that easier including glucose sensors that sit under the skin and a new insulin pump that automatically calculates insulin delivery, so people with diabetes can think a little more about life and less about diabetes,” Messer said.
This is the 31st Carousel Ball, which has raised more than $100 million since 1977. For last minute ticket inquiries, please call 303-863-1200 for availability.