DKMS’ 5th Annual Gala Hosted by Katharina Harf Raises a Record 2.5 Million Dollars to Fight Leukemia
NEW YORK – Thursday night the DKMS 5th Annual Gala raised a record 2.5 million dollars to support the fight against leukemia and other blood related cancers. The money raised at the star-studded gala, which took place at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City will help register nearly 30,000 bone marrow donors and work to save lives worldwide.
Katharina Harf, COO of DKMS Americas presented an award to Rihanna in recognition for her tireless work in the fight against leukemia.
“Anyone can be affected by leukemia,” said Rihanna. “It is the number one disease children in the U.S. die of and we can change that. I encourage people to become bone marrow donors with DKMS. If we have more donors, we can save more lives.”
Rihanna went on, “I would like to dedicate this award to Shannon Tavarez who fought so bravely against this disease but was tragically taken from us far too soon. Shannon was a great inspiration who selflessly promoted awareness of the need for donors, so that others may receive the help they need, and she will be missed.”
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Rihanna has received three nominations in the 2011 MTV Video Music Japan. The last time Rihanna performed was back in 2006, with SOS, where she also met Michael Jackson backstage!
The award will be held on June 25.
Rihanna via her official twitter page revealed her official cover for brand new single California King Bed.You can already buy it on iTunes.What do you think?
Beyonce Knowles is reportedly recording a duet with Rihanna for her upcoming new album.
The ‘Halo’ singer – who released new single ‘Run The World (Girls)’ today (21.04.11) – has asked the ‘S&M’ star to record a duet for her new, as yet untitled record, set to be released in June.
The pair reportedly first discussed working together at this year’s Grammys, and have now set time aside in their schedules to work on the track.
A source told website M is For Music: “Rihanna has wanted to work with Beyonce for some time now and, after talking about a duet at this year’s Grammys, they have finally managed to set aside some time to record together.
“The song will feature on Beyonce’s album and will be a number one smash hit for sure.”
Roc Nation reports:
Meet Rihanna as she launches her first fragrance, Reb’l Fleur at Macy’s Herald Square in New York City on Friday, April 29th!
Customers who purchase the Reb’l Fleur Fragrance Package for $138, which includes 3.4 oz. Reb’l Fleur EDP Spray, 1.7 oz. Reb’l Fleur EDP Spray, 6.7 oz. Body Lotion and glamorous clutch bag, will meet Rihanna and receive a complimentary photograph with her. Limit one photograph per person, as time permits.
- WHEN: Friday, April 29th at 3:00 PM
- WHERE: Macy’s Herald Square
151 West 34th Street Level 8
New York, NY