Alicia Keys Black Ball Postponed Due To Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy has caused the postponement of yet another event, this time the ninth annual Black Ball to benefit Alicia Keys' Keep a Child Alive charity, which was set to take place on Thursday (November 1). A new date will be announced in the coming weeks.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with all our fellow New Yorkers affected by this devastating storm," the organization said in a statement.
The yearly event raises funds for children and families suffering from HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. Since its inception in 2004, the Black Ball has raised $13.8 million. Along with co-founder Keys, musician Jay Sean and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi serve as ambassadors for the charity.
"What I love most about the Black Ball is the fact that all of these different artists from different places are on one stage on time," Keys told MTV. "I don't think you get to see it like that in such an intimate place."
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