November 7, 2013 will mark the 10th anniversary of Alicia Keys’ nonprofit organization, Keep a Child Alive (KCA). The evening will be commemorated at its annual Black Ball event in New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom, and is to be hosted by the “Empire State of Mind” songstress herself.
This year’s affair will feature unseen collaborations by Keys and other preeminent artists that will help provide guests a unique and inspirational experience.
As the KCA Global Ambassador, Keys stated:
As I look back on the last ten years, I’m overjoyed by how far we’ve come and so incredibly proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish. Since day one, Keep a Child Alive has been about directly touching the people who need us most! It is such a passion for me, gives me real purpose and I couldn’t be more thankful to everyone who has supported us to make this real! We are truly touching lives, and we couldn’t do it without our Keep a Child Alive family who has made this all possible.
Having paid tribute to the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Angelique Kodjo for raising a whopping $2.9 million last year, the Black Ball will award humanitarians for their efforts this Fall.
Since its inception, circa 2003, Keep a Child Alive has provided life-long HIV treatment, including clinical care, psychological health, food, and a support system for children whom are orphaned due to the disease.