Angel Ball 2009

20 October 2009

Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation raised an incredible $3.8 million on October 20th at Cipriani Wall Street. Stars including Natalie Cole, Howard Stern, Deborah Norville, Alan Cumming, Kathie Lee Gifford & Hoda Kotb, Sherri Shepherd, Bar Rafeli, Clive Davis, Patricia Field and others turned out to help celebrate. Lorraine Schwartz, Audi of America and Continental Airlines sponsored the event. Honorees included Her Highness Sheikha Salama bint Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi, and philanthropist siblings Thomas C. Quick and Tricia Quick. The live show featured performances by British imports, Blake, Grammy-winning R&B crooner Robin Thicke and Oscar winner, Jennifer Hudson. A special research grant was announced, the Shulamit Benjamini Sandberg Medical Research Grant, and Denise Rich and Daniella Rich-Kilstock led the crowd in a moment of silence to honor the passing of Foundation supporters Allen Beeber and Jeffrey Steiner. For the third year in a row, NYC landmark The Empire State Building lit up in the Foundation’s colors of red and purple to promote awareness for the need for cancer research.