In September 2009, Kelly was rehearsing for "Ghosts: The Musical" at Cresson Lake Playhouse. During a rehearsal, she discovered that her son and her music director had something in common: they both have Type 1 diabetes.



When the run of "Ghosts" ended, and for a short while after, the working relationship between the music director and Kelly continued. Together, they performed a cabaret show in the area to raise money for the Diabetes Research Institute in Miami, FL, where major strides towards a cure are being made. On her own now, Kelly continues to perform cabarets to raise funds and awareness for the disease and the DRI. Proceeds from recordings of these events also go to the Diabetes Research Insitute.



If you are interested in raising awareness or funds for diabetes research, and would like entertainment for your event, please contact Kelly at: thatsdiabetic@kellyjowise.com