Kayne West, Kim Kardashian, Nelly and Ashanti attend the Angel Ball 2012 hosted by Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street on October 22, 2012 in New York City. Other guests included Estelle, Angela Simmons, Solange Knowles, her mother Tina Knowles, Star Jones and more. There were also performances by Nelly, Smokey Robinson and Natalie Cole.
The Foundation was created in 1996 by Denise Rich (pictured below) in memory of her daughter Gabrielle Rich Aouad who passed away at the age of 27 after a long struggle with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). The mission of Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation is to fund basic and clinical medical research in both conventional and integrative disciplines which focus on prevention, treatment and quality of life issues of leukemia, lymphoma and related cancers. For more info, visit: www.gabriellesangels.org..