The JDRF Delaware Chapter will host its annual Hope Ball at 5:30 p.m. April 28 at the Hotel duPont, 42 W. 11th St., Wilmington, where guests will enjoy a whimsical and festive evening while supporting an important cause.

The black-tie event will be emceed by Scott Klatzkin, “Voice of the Blue Hens,” and will feature a cocktail reception, seated dinner, silent and live auctions and the Mad Hatter’s Party with live entertainment from Déjà Blue.

This year's Hope Ball will honor the law firm of Giordano, DelCollo, Werb & Gagne. The Delaware Hope Ball brings together more than 300 philanthropic community leaders, all in support of raising funds for Type 1 diabetes research.

For tickets and more, visit jdrf.org.