Beyoncé is set to perform at the City of Hope Gala in Los Angeles.
City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. The organization annually recognizes a philanthropic leader whose work has fundamentally impacted music and entertainment. This year it will be honoring chairman and CEO of Warner/Chappell Music Jon Platt with the Spirit of Life award.
Eleven-time Grammy Award winning artist, songwriter, and producer Pharrell Williams will host the October 11 program, while Beyoncé’s husband JAY-Z will present the award to Platt.
“Beyoncé agreed to perform without a moment’s hesitation, and that wasn’t just for me,” Jon Platt said in a press release. “She wanted to be part of our celebration for the patients, doctors, scientists, and nurses who make City of Hope a place where miracles can happen.”
“That’s what makes her a cultural icon. She’s not only a genius, in a class of her own, but she has phenomenal heart and soul, and she knows how to use them,” Platt added.
“I am happy to be in a room that celebrates Jon and the important work he does behind the scenes. City of Hope has done much needed research and has provided quality care for patients for over a hundred years. I am honored to be a part of an event that represents an organization that works so tirelessly caring for others first and foremost,” Beyoncé said.
by RTTNews Staff Writer
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