Billy Idol Set For L.A. Concert To Benefit Rhonda's Kiss
October 7, 2015 at 12:47 PM (PT)
BILLY IDOL has joined the list of music luminaries set to perform at the benefit concert for RHONDA'S KISS -- a foundation that raises money for cancer patients who can't afford treatment -- on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd at the EL REY THEATRE in LOS ANGELES. All ticket and VIP packages for the night are on-sale here.
For the one-night-only event, renowned comedian and actor BILL BURR will perform a special 30-minute set as well as MC the concert, featuring THE HELLCAT SAINTS -- a band created by VELVET REVOLVER's DAVE KUSHNER that includes DAVE NAVARRO, JULIETTE LEWIS, DUFF McKAGAN, GILBY CLARKE, MARK McGRATH, JOSH FREESE and KESHA.
The night will also feature a VIP Gift Lounge from DOUBLE PLATINUM, a talent meet-and-greet and a silent auction. The proceeds from the concert and auction will benefit RHONDA's KISS.
RHONDA'S KISS is supported by the MARC A. and RHONDA L. STEFANSKI FOUNDATION, Foundation. RHONDA was diagnosed with stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. While she lost her battle, one of the greatest gifts she left was to create RHONDA;S KISS, an event to raise money to help those who receive a cancer diagnosis, but may be unable to make ends meet for treatment and support. All funds will benefit CITY OF HOPE, a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
"The goal of the event is to provide an outlet for healing for our family, and to raise money to assist people in need who require financial assistance during cancer treatment," said MARC A. STEFANSKI, husband of RHONDA and Executive Director of the FOUNDATION. "We were able to afford the best of care for RHONDA, and we realize not everyone is as fortunate as we are."
Added event organizer KUSHNER: "Many people close to us have been touched personally by cancer, as I know first-hand, as the two most important women in my life have been affected cancer. I believe that, regardless of our backgrounds, access to treatment to beat this disease should be available to everyone."