On Saturday, October 25, Mercedes-Benz will present the Carousel of Hope Ball in Beverly Hills, California. The event, which includes a silent auction, is chaired by Mrs. Barbara Davis and proceeds benefit clinical care and research at the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes (BDC).
This year, Olivier Pojzman is donating (Santa Monica sunset 65×14), a signed, limited edition fine art photograph with a certificate of authenticity to the silent auction.
The 18th biannual gala is a star-studded event. Featured performers include Josh Groban, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and American Idol’s Katharine McPhee. Comedian Jay Leno will be the Master of Ceremonies while Pauletta and Denzel Washington will receive the Brass Ring Award for their contributions to ending childhood diabetes.
The silent auction is chaired by Dana and Nancy Davis and is filled with a dazzling mix of fine jewelry, fine art, luxury vacations and fashion. Designers such as Guess?, Inc., Tiffany & Company, LEVIEV, Saks Fifth Avenue, Donna Karan, and Georgio Armani are all donors while major sponsor Mercedes-Benz is auctioning a car. Paintings and sculptures by many artists will also be auctioned. Some of these artists include, Chuck Arnoldi, Ed Ruscha, Amanda Dunbar, Harry Benson, LeRoy Neiman and Douglas Kirkland. Television and film personalities have teamed with Guess?, Inc. to auctioneco-friendly shirts, denim skirts and jackets embellished or signed by various celebrities including Halle Berry, Robert De Niro, Harrison Ford, Dolly Parton and more. “Handbags for Hope” will also donate handbags from Joan Collins, Courtney Cox, Cindy Crawford, Susan Sarandon, Brittney Spears and many more.
Pojzman was delighted to be asked to donate his work alongside such a prestigious group of artists and designers in supporting the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes and the Children’s Diabetes Foundation. An avid supporter of children’s health and welfare issues, Pojzman along with Claire Painchaud of Talent Network, sponsored a fundraiser in April 2008 for Cooper’s Cure an organization created to raise awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy a deadly genetic disease that affects one out of every 3,500 boys diagnosed each year worldwide.
Pojzman feels that his work captures the spirit of how people live together in nature and as a people and with that knows how important it is to give back to the community. He says:
“We take health for granted when we are in a good health condition, helping each other require strength and energy. Let’s give back some of this energy to the people in needs”
For more information about Carousel of Hope contact:
Chrissy Lerner: 303 864 1931