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Diabetes Foundation raised money through Bacchus Ball

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The magic of Mardi Gras was alive Saturday night at the Jackson Country Club where hundreds are dancing the night away while helping those living with diabetes.

The sounds of New Orleans jazz filled the air during the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi's annual Bacchus Ball.

The event featured live and silent auctions to raise money for the organization.

Among the prized items up for bid were an autographed New Orleans Saints football, a signed Eli Manning New York Giants jersey, sporting equipment, paintings and jewelry.

The black tie soiree was a fun way to spend an evening.

The proceeds from the event will stay in Mississippi to support local research.

"Our primary goal is education and providing help and helping our children. We have Kids Camp, Camp Can Do, we do our school programs. We have patient assistance. We do seven R's for patients and for physicians. We do just a little bit of everything," said Mary Fortune with the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi.

This was the 26th year the ball has been held.

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