The Angel Ball: A Star-Studded Night for Children Battling Cancer

Several children who have been treated for cancer at Children’s National had a night to remember at the annual Angel Ball in New York City. The Oct. 20 event raised $3.7 million for the Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, which has supported the music therapy program at Children’s National. Three former Children’s National oncology patients -- Jozlyn, Arabelle, and Jaimin -- shared inspirational stories before the star-studded crowd and mingled with celebrities including Jamie Foxx, Natalie Cole, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz, and Denise Rich, the president and founder of the foundation. The event honored special individuals who have made significant humanitarian and philanthropic contributions in support of cancer research, including Jho Low, CEO of Jynwel Capital Limited and director of the Jynwel Charitable Foundation; His Excellency Yousef al Otaiba, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the United States and his wife Abeer; Jeff Gordon, four-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion and founder of the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation; and Nile Rodgers, multi-Grammy Award-winning music legend. Congratulations to the Gabrielle's Angel Foundation on a successful night, and to the honorees. And thank you for including Jozlyn, Arabelle, and Jaiman in such an exciting event.

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