The Carousel of Hope Ball will return in person this fall and organizers have invited Diane Keaton to take the stage and receive the Brass Ring Award.
A longtime supporter of the Children’s Diabetes Foundation, Keaton was selected to receive the award for her philanthropic commitments to the community and her continued support of the cause, according to event organizers. She has supported the Carousel of Hope and the Children’s Diabetes Foundation by serving on the entertainment committee and attending events over the past few years. She also supports Stand Up To Cancer, Alliance For Children’s Rights, Helen Woodward Animal Center, and NCCRA, among other causes.
“We are delighted to honor the talented Diane Keaton with the Brass Ring Award this year. Diane has been a dear friend for many years and her spirit of generosity radiates to all those around her,” said the President of the event and host Barbara Davis “Her film roles have made her one of our most beloved actresses, directors and writers of our time.”
Past Brass Ring recipients include George Clooney, Robert De Niro, Sidney Poitier, Whitney Houston, Denzel Washington, Frank Sinatra, Jane Fonda, Stevie Wonder, Sherry Lansing, Halle Berry, Magic Johnson and Hillary Clinton.
The 36th annual event will take place October 8 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Presented by Dexcom, the biennial event raises money for diabetes care and research at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes. Additional support is provided by American Airlines, the Beverly Hilton and Marlyn and Robert Day. The production team for the event includes Clive Davis, Jay Leno, George Schlatter and Quincy Jones. Carousel Balls has raised over $110 million to date.
Keaton is currently filming Book Club 2: The Next Chapter and then she plays in Mack and Rita and Maybe I do.