Kesha, Randy Jackson On Tap For 9th Annual Delete Blood Cancer Gala In N.Y.
March 5, 2015 at 10:05 AM (PT)
A KESHA performance will highlight the 9th annual DELETE BLOOD CANCER GALA, hosted by former AMERICAN IDOL judge RANDY JACKSON at CIPRIANI WALL STREET in NEW YORK CITY, THURSDAY, APRIL 16th. The fund-raiser will be co-hosted by DELETE BLOOD CANCER co-founder KATHARINA HARF and co-chaired by global beauty company COTY INC.
This year's DELETE BLOOD CANCER AWARD will be presented to MARCEL R.M. VAN DEN BRINK, M.D., Ph.D. and Head of the DIVISION OF HERMATOLOGIC ONCOLOGY at MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER, in recognition of his extraordinary research and advancements in bone marrow transplantation.
“I am honored to be a part of raising awareness of a terrible disease that continues to affect the lives of countless individuals,” said RANDY JACKSON, “The team at DELETE BLOOD CANCER works tirelessly to make it as easy as possible to become a bone marrow donor and dispelling any misconceptions associated with donor programs. This is sure to be an incredible and inspiring evening.”
“I am honored to be working with the awesome people at DELETE BLOOD CANCER and performing at the gala,” said KESHA. “They work every day to save lives and keep the hopes of families and communities lifted. Everyone who is a part of this evening is so inspiring and I feel fortunate to be a part of it.”
The signature highlight of the evening will come during a miracle moment, when a patient is introduced, for the first time, to the unrelated donor who saved her/his life.
“My inspiration is my mother. I experienced first-hand how hard it is to lose a loved one. My dream is that every patient in need of a donor finds a perfect match. This is my mother’s legacy and I've made it my life's mission to grow the number of donors on the bone marrow registry,” said co-founder HARF.
For the second year, supermodel and face of COTY global cosmetic brand RIMMEL, GEORGIA MAY JAGGER, MICK's daughter, will serve as the Global Ambassador in the fight against blood cancer. “If I can encourage someone to register as a donor, I can contribute to a life being saved,” she added, “I myself am a registered donor and will continue to spread the word about this inspirational cause.”