ROANOKE, Va. -

The denim, diamonds and glitz came out Saturday night all to help the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The Denim and Diamonds gala offers a wide variety of auction items including, you guessed it, diamonds, jewelry, electronics and even vacations!
Nearly 400 people attended last year's event.
WDBJ7's Melissa Gaona was on hand to emcee the glitzy event.

The JDRF aims to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes and the complications that stem from it.

It was a packed house and organizers say it's because of the community's generosity.

"This is actually the largest group that we've ever had. We've sold over 500 tickets, we actually had to stop selling tickets. So the response has been wonderful," Charlotte Kidd
with the area Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation chapter told Your Hometown News Leader.

The gala's special honoree was Norfolk Southern.

All proceeds from the gala go directly towards Type-1 Diabetes research.