Carousel of Hope Luncheon Notes 30 Years of Giving

Barbara Davis

When Barbara Davis calls, Hollywood answers. Davis kicked off 30 years of raising millions for diabetes with a luncheon in celebration of her upcoming 30th Carousel of Hope Ball which will honor Jane Fonda, Sidney Poitier, Sherry Lansing and David Foster on Oct. 8.

Presenters include Denzel Washington, Anjelica Huston, Quincy Jones and Carole Bayer Sager, and Jay Leno and Foster will return as master of ceremonies and musical director, respectively. George Schlatter will return to produce the show while Quincy Jones and Clive Davis will return as the music chairmen.

Melanie Griffith, Joanna Poitier, Jolene Schlatter, Candy Spelling, Alana Collins Stewart, Linda Thompson, Arda Yemenidjian and Mareva Georges Marciano were among the guests who lunched in The Peninsula's Verandah room on Wednesday afternoon in Beverly Hills in support of the Children's Diabetes Foundation which Davis founded with her late husband Marvin (former owner of 20th Century Fox) after her daughter Dana was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Read more here...

As reported in The Hollywood Reporter by Arlene Washington.