Alicia Keys' Black Ball Raises $1.3 Million For Charity

Alicia Keys' latest Black Ball fundraiser, delayed though it was by Hurricane Sandy, managed to raise $1.3 million during its auction portion, which was held at New York City's Apollo Theater on Thursday (December 6).

The proceeds go to Keys' charity, Keep a Child Alive, which assists those affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.

"There are places in the world where Keep a Child Alive serves where they have a Hurricane Sandy every day," Keys said in an interview on the red carpet.

"They don't have electricity, they don't have heat . . . and that made me more invigorated to make sure this Black Ball happened."

At the event, Oprah Winfrey was honored for her work educating young girls in Africa.

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