*Patti LaBelle and Denise Rich “flipped the switch” for Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research and light the world-famous Empire State Building’s tower lights in red and purple in honor of Angel Ball 2015.
The Angel Ball honors individuals who have made significant humanitarian and philanthropic contributions in support of cancer research and boasts attendees in the fields of business, philanthropy, and society alike for this annual celebration of life, music and the quest for a cure.
Proceeds from this annual gala benefit blood cancer research.
About Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research
Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research funds the nation’s best and brightest scientific investigators whose research focuses on finding less toxic treatments for patients with leukemia, lymphoma and related cancers. Since its inception, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research has awarded more than $25 million in grants making it one of the largest non-governmental sources of grant support for blood cancer research in the nation.
In 2012, the Foundation opened a sister chapter, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation UK, which provides support for blood cancer research at Great Britain’s leading institutions.
About the Empire State Building
Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building, owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., is the “World’s Most Famous Office Building.” With new investments in energy efficiency, infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world.
The skyscraper’s robust broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, and the Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world’s most beloved attractions as the region’s #1 tourist destination.
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