Grammy-nominated song writer Denise Rich and her daughters Daniella Rich Kilstock and Ilona Rich Schachter host Angel Ball 2011, honoring four outstanding individuals: artist Romero Britto; supermodel and philanthropist Naomi Campbell; Vladislav Doronin, Founder, Capital Group; and Dr. Khalid Bin Jabor Al-Thani, Founder, The Qatar National Cancer Society.Â The evening will also feature music by DJ Cassidy, Patti LaBelle, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, The Voiceâ€™s Javier Colon as well as Angel Ball Gala Chair MichÃ¨le Rella, Kim Kardashian, Lala Anthony, Eve, Natalie Cole, Clive Davis, Felicia Taylor, Ivana Trump, Jermaine Jackson, Lorraine Bracco, Russell Simmons, Star Jones, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Michele, Marty Richards, Princess Madeline, Hunt Slonem, Sandra Lee, Former Governor David Patterson and Angel Ambassadors Estelle and Ethan Zohn
The Angel Ball known for its outstanding live show and A-List celebrity attendees is the signature fundraising event for Gabrielleâ€™s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research.Â The Foundation was created in 1996 by Denise Rich and her daughters in memory of her daughter Gabrielle Rich Aouad who passed away at the age of 27 after a long and valiant struggle with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).Â The mission of Gabrielleâ€™s Angel Foundation is to fund basic and clinical medical research in both conventional and integrative disciplines which focus on prevention, treatment and quality of life issues of leukemia, lymphoma and related cancers.Â To date, the Foundation has awarded over $16 million in Medical Research Awards making Gabrielleâ€™s Angel Foundation one of the largest non-governmental sources of grant support to blood cancer researchers at the nationâ€™s leading institutions.Â For more information about the Angel Ball and Gabrielleâ€™s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research please visit www.gabriellesangels.org.
For the fourth year in a row, Board Member and celebrity jeweler Lorraine Schwartz will support the event as Gala Angel Sponsor. United Airlines serves as the Official Angel Ball Airline. Simon de Pury, Chairman of Phillips de Pury & Co. will oversee the Live Auction featuring luxury lots. The Foundation partners with charitybuzz.com for the online auction which runs from October 4th through October 27th at www.charitybuzz.com.
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