Holiday light display to benefit juvenile diabetes research

KENTON COUNTY, KY (FOX19) - For the second year in a row, Northern Kentucky University computer science student and lighting aficionado Bobby Crawford has created an animated holiday lights display outside his family home at 1498 Woodland Drive in Loveland. Spectators are welcome to enjoy the display nightly through New Years Day from 6 – 9:30 p.m. Donations are welcome, and 100 percent of the proceeds go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Guardians of the Ribbon.

Set to seven songs transmitted via 95.5 FM, the 26,000 lights are controlled by 128 computer-controlled circuits.

"With our display, all you have to do is pull up, tune in and watch the show," said Crawford. "We do raise money for diabetes and cancer support and research, but spectators are not obligated to donate. I like making people smile and giving people something to be happy about. I am creating something to bring hope."

JDRF is the worldwide leader for research to cure type 1 diabetes. It sets the global agenda for diabetes research, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of diabetes science worldwide. Its world-class efficiency means that approximately 80 cents of each dollar raised goes directly to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes.

Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, JDRF has awarded more than $1.5 billion to diabetes research, including $107 million last year. More than 80 percent of JDRF's expenditures directly support research and research-related education. For more information, please visit

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