Serena to attend Carousel of Hope tomorrow :)
The Carousel of Hope
October 28, 2006 at The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, California
Proceeds benefit clinical care and research at the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes where over 5,000 children and young adults receive specialized care. The Children's Diabetes Foundation's mission is to support the programs of the BDC. A portion of the event proceeds will be given to the Los Angeles chapters of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and American Diabetes Association.
President William J. Clinton and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
President and Mrs. Gerald R. Ford, Mrs. Nancy Reagan.
Honorees: Clive Davis will be honored with the Brass Ring Award
Quincy Jones will be honored with the High Hopes Award.
Featured Performers: Music Director:
Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds
Master of Ceremonies: Producer:
Jay Leno and George Schlatter.
Halle Berry, Sir Sidney Poitier, Sharon Stone.
The major sponsors: MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LEVIEV, ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY FOUNDATION, NOVO NORDISK, GUESS?, AMERICAN AIRLINES, PHILADELPHIA PARK CASINO, THE BEVERLY HILTON
Some of the prominent people attending in addition to show participants are: Tom Arnold, Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, Halle Berry, Jackie Collins, Clive Davis, Kristin Davis, James Denton, Minnie Driver, Haylie Duff, Hilary Duff, Rick Fox, Kelsey Grammer, Harry Hamlin & Lisa Rinna, Teri Hatcher, Natasha Henstridge, Tommy Hilfiger Nicky Hilton Paris Hilton, Randy Jackson, Larry King, Andie MacDowell, Virginia Madsen, Bill Maher, Sofia Milos, Holly Robinson Peete & Rodney Peete,Wolfgang Puck, BRITNEY SPEARS, Nicloe Richie, Mimi Rogers, Nicolette Sheridan, Brooke Shields, Suzanne Somers, Sharon Stone, Cheryl Tiegs, Jennifer Tilly, Ivana Trump, Michael Vartan, Forest Whitaker, Vanna White, Serena Williams, Rita Wilson, and James Woods and Reese Witherspoon.
"People said, we weren't going to make it because we were from the 'hood. … People didn't believe in us because of where we came from." Venus Williams.