Children’s diabetes group gets more than $5 million
October 29, 1990
A star-studded auc t ion and dinner attended by former Presidents Reagan and Ford raised more than $5 million for the Children’s Diabetes Foundation.
The celebrities included Elizabeth Taylor, F r a nk S i n a t r a, A r n o ld Schwa r z enegge r, Faye Dunavway,
Neil Diamond, Paul McCartney and Bette Midler.
S t e v ie Wo n d er w r o te and performed a song for the event t i t l ed “Some Day.” Other f a c es in the
crowd included Paula Abdul, Steven Spielberg, Jack Nicholson, Gregory Peck, Dionne Warwick and Michael Caine.
The benefit itself raised $3 million, said p u b l i c i st L a u r ie D o m i n i c. Investor Marvin Davis, who serves as , who serves as f o u n d a t i on chairman, chipped in an addi t ional $2 mi l l ion, Ms. Dominic said.