It promises to be a great evening with many of the music world’s iconic names–among them Alicia Keys and Patti Smith coming out to support a great cause. Keep a Child Alive (KCA) just announced that Clive Davis, the multi Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, will receive its Humanitarian Award at KCA;s annual Black Ball to be held on Wednesday, October 19th, at the Manhattan Center/Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. This year’s event will be headlined by KCA’s co-founder and Grammy award-winner Keys with additional performances by Smith and A$AP Rocky. For tickets, connect with Danielle Spitzer; 646-762-8215; [email protected]
To date, Keep a Child Alive’s Black Ball has raised over $28.7 million for children and families affected by HIV. Past performers at the event have included Jay Z, Bono, Adele, Pharrell Williams, Chris Martin, NAS, Gwen Stefani, Lenny Kravitz, David Byrne, John Mayer, Justin Timberlake, David Bowie.This year’s gala will mark the 9th year that the Black Ball was held at the Manhattan Center’s iconic Hammerstein Ballroom. Event chairs include Jonathan and Lizzie Tisch; Swizz Beatz; Lee Daniels; Zoe Kravitz and Padma Lakshmi.
About Keep a Child Alive: KCA was founded in 2003 by AIDS activist Leigh Blake and Grammy Award-winner Alicia Keys, as an emergency push to get life-saving HIV medications to African children and families, who otherwise would not have had access to treatment. KCA’s work has since grown to include the critical components necessary for successful, life-long HIV treatment: comprehensive, holistic care that supports the complete health of children and their families, ensuring their physical, mental and social well-being.
KCA provides financial and programmatic support to 7 innovative, grassroots programs in Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda and India, serving over 70,000 people annually. With the help of its supporters, KCA continues to use its voice to raise awareness, mobilize people to take action, and rally resources in the global response to HIV. For more information, go to keepachildalive.org
See updates from the event at #KCABlackBall