Star Shoshana Bean started off the evening with impressive vocal performances. Grammy Award-winning musician Chaka Khan performed her greatest hits. Later, attendees danced to DJ Cassidy’s high-energy beats. The charity Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation sponsored the event. Attendees raised $2.8 million for cancer research at the cancer research gala.
For over two decades, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research has honored Gabrielle’s legacy by funding early-career scientists. Since its inception in 1996, the charity has raised over $39 million from grants. On average, eighty-eight cents per dollar donation funds research. The Foundation became one of the largest non-governmental organizations supporting blood cancer research.
At the 2022 gala, the Foundation announced an exciting partnership with The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research. In 2022, The Mark Foundation selected a Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation grantee as a fellow. In addition, The Mark Foundation began co-funding a $500,000 grant. Two collaborating Gabrielle’s Angels alumni will receive the grant. Both Foundations hope to reinvest in alumni’s vital work and advance cancer research.
New York Times best-selling author Jill Martin emceed the event. Evening sponsors included Alfa Romeo, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Mazerati of Manhattan. Lydia Fenet hosted a live luxury item auction. Items included dinner for eight at Rao’s with Chazz Palminteri and Lorriane Shwartz jewelry. Other items included art pieces by Peter Tunney and a Sha Spa Wellness experience in Spain.
Notable guests included Mayor Eric Addams, Joy Corrigan, and B. Michael. Tommy and Dee Hilfliger danced the night away. Ramona Singer, Melissa Gorga, and Montego Glover had a great time. Each guest left with a Fabletics gift bag filled with cosmetics and novelty items. Products from Grande Cosmetics, WEN by Chaz Dean, and Beauty Stat impressed attendees.
To learn more about Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, click here. People can follow the Foundation’s Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook handle @GabriellesAngels. The Foundation uses the Twitter handle @CureCancerNow.