Update: Ariana was unfortunately forced to pull out of the show just hours before due to emotional reasons. Here’s what Scooter Braun said addressing the situation.
“And you saw your invite, someone I’m very close to was supposed to come sing for you today, and because of things that she’s going through, she couldn’t be here today.”
He concluded, “And while I was frustrated, being the manager, my wife, being who she always is, just looked at me and she goes, ‘She needs this time.'”
On November 5th, nonprofit group Fuck Cancer has announced the celebrity lineup for the inaugural Barbara Berlanti Heroes Gala, which will take place at Warner Bros. Studios in Los Angeles on Oct. 13. Pop star Ariana Grande and Broadway favorite Kristin Chenoweth are set to perform at the event, as well as comedian Jeff Garlin and surprise guests.
This isn’t the first time Grande and Chenoweth are supporting a cancer-fighting cause, being that the disease has affected both their lives. Grande’s aunt and grandfather, and Chenoweth’s mother and aunts, have all experienced the damaging effects of cancer.
The organization, which endeavors to ensure patients and their families have the support they need, will use funds raised at the gala for programs created to provide resources and reduce cancer.
DKMS announced today that international superstar Ariana Grande will perform at the 10th Annual DKMS Gala, taking place Thursday, May 5 at Cipriani Wall Street.
DKMS also announced today that the benefit gala will honor Angelina & Monte Lipman and Daniele & Alexandre Behring for their continued support and dedication to help delete blood cancer. The event will raise funds for the largest bone marrow donor center in the world.
“We are so thrilled to have the support of Ariana and can’t wait to see her performance!” stated DKMS co-founder Katharina Harf. “The efforts and support of the Lipmans and Behrings over the years also make them overdue for the recognition they deserve. We’re so pleased both families could be with us this year so DKMS could give them the appreciation they deserve.”
This year also marks the 25th anniversary of DKMS, whose mission is to continually increase the number of suitable bone marrow donors. This year’s Corporate Founding Sponsor is COTY Inc. and COTY Global Ambassador Georgia May Jagger. Event Honorary Chair members include interim CEO of COTY Inc., Bart Becht, EVP & CFO of COTY Inc., Patrice de Talhouet, and Delete Blood Cancer DKMS Co-Founder Katharina Harf. Katharina and her father, Peter Harf, founded DKMS in honor of their mother and wife, Mechtild Harf. Carina Ortel is the Delete Blood Cancer DKMS Chief Executive Officer.
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