Denise Rich and the Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation hosted the Angel Ball Launch Party 2016 at TAO Downtown last week. The Angel Ball, which will be held this year on Monday, November 21st, was created by Rich in memory of her daughter Gabrielle Rich Aoud, who died of leukemia at age 27.
In the past the Angel Ball has drawn over 900 attendees, including such names as Blake Lively, Sofia Vergara, Usher, and Heidi Klum in support of the cause. This year the event will be held at Cipriani Wall Street; sponsors include Lorraine Schwartz and Porsche. The evening’s honoree is philanthropist Heloise Pratt, chair of The Pratt Foundation. Camilla Olsson serves as this year’s Gala Chair.
Attendees at the cocktail party included Denise Rich, Will Kehler, Lauren Day Roberts, Amrita Singh, Sam Bhatia, Michelle Herbert, Paola Bacchini-Rosenshein, Alisa Roever, Cynthia Ott, Jasper Ott, Morris Moinian, Michelle Rella, Frank Rella, Tatiana Byron Marx and Brad Marx. Guests toasted the Foundation with cocktails by Manhattan Moonshine. Founder and CEO William Kehler was on site to oversee the cocktail program. Sufi Wines were also served.
About Gabrielle’s Angel Foudation: It was Gabrielle Rich Aoud’s wish was to create a leukemia foundation that would help find a cure for the disease. Today, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research focuses on the development of more effective therapies for patients with leukemia, lymphoma and related cancers. The Foundation funds research into new therapeutic approaches as well as studies to improve the efficacy of cancer treatments and reduce their toxicity. Since its inception, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research has awarded $25 million in grant awards, making the Foundation one of the largest non-governmental sources of research funding for blood cancer.
For more information and tickets to the Angel Ball 2016 on Monday, November 21st, 2016 at Cipriani Wall Street go to gabriellesangels.org.