GABRIELLE’S ANGEL FOUNDATION RAISES $3 MILLION
FOR BLOOD CANCER RESEARCH AT ANGEL BALL 2018
KARAMO BROWN HOSTED THE EVENING WHICH HONORED DOTTIE HERMAN, MONTE LIPMAN, AVERY LIPMAN AND HARVEY SPEVAK
Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research raised $3 million, and counting, for blood cancer research at Angel Ball 2018. The gala, which took place at Cipriani Wall Street, honored Dottie Herman, Douglas Elliman CEO; Monte Lipman, Founder and Chairman of Republic Records, Avery Lipman, Founder and President of Republic Records; and Harvey Spevak, Executive Chairman & Managing Partner, Equinox.
The black-tie benefit hosted by Grammy-nominated songwriter Denise Richand her daughters Daniella Rich Kilstockand Ilona Rich Schachter, is an evening to honor the memory of Gabrielle Rich Aouadand benefits Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, which funds the best and brightest early career scientists whose research focuses on finding less toxic treatments for patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other related blood cancers.
Queer Eyehost Karamo Brown emceed the evening, which featured an unforgettable line-up of performances – including an acoustic set by Ashlee Simpson-Rossand Evan Ross; Grammy nominated artist, Julia Michaelswho performed her hits Issues and Heaven. At the end of the night, guests took the dance floor for performances by Daryl “DMC” McDaniels and the legendary Morris Day and The Timeperformed. They then danced the night away to DJ KISS.
Other guests included: Nina Agdal, Michael Strahan, Jeff Gordon & Ingrid Vandebosch, Coco Rocha, Star Jones, Selenis Leyva, Bregie Heinen, Alina Baikova, DJ Cassidy, Jack Brinkley-Cook, Stalking Gia, TJ Holmes, Cheyenne Maya Carty, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, Dorina Medley, Jill Zarin, Sofia Resing, Danielle Bernstein, Andrew Warren, Slick Rick, Lois Robbins and others.
Artist Fer De Silvawas on-hand living painting his iconic “hearts” and also created an interactive installation for the guests to enjoy, sponsored by ALECIA. Simon de Pury hosted a live auction hosted that included a not-yet-released 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster; a stunning bracelet by Lorraine Schwartz; the opportunity to throw the ceremonial First Pitch at Yankee Stadium and more.
Sponsors for the event include celebrity jeweler Lorraine Schwartz,Porsche Cars North America, ALECIA, Casa Noble Tequilaand Pomp & Whimsy. Event décor was provided byBirch Event Designs.
Lorraine Schwartz will serve as the Gala Chairs, alongside Honorary Chair Amy France.