Jay-Z & Beyoncé have lent their talents once again for good cause. Last week the power couple helped secure a sizable monetary donation towards cancer treatment.
On October 11, industry veteran Jonathan Platt was recognized for his many years of work in music publishing. Naturally the honors attracted the who’s who in entertainment. In the house were the likes of Dr. Dre, Usher, Wiz Khalifa, Tiffany Haddish, Kelly Rowland, Timbaland, Rita Ora, Quincy Jones and more.
Both Jay and Bey were in attendance with Hov presenting Platt with the Spirit Of Life Award and Knowles taking to the stage for an intimate live set. She performed a wide array of her ballads including “Ave Maria” and “Halo”.
The VIP affair partnered with City Of Hope for a philanthropic tie in to the night’s festivities. Founded in 1913 the private, not for profit clinical center specializes in cancer research. Their CEO Robert Stone detailed how they secured The Carters.
“We find partners in the honorees and the honorees help arrange the talent. So Jon Platt is a tremendous partner and compassionate and passionate person who’s joined this fight all in. And Jon’s the one who made the call to Beyonce and Jay-Z, who said yes immediately” he explained. Between donations and ticket purchases the event raised over six million dollars for the program.
Beyoncé took to Instagram to share her gratitude for being able to participate towards such a special moment for their friend and raise awareness for the cause.
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It was my pleasure to honor my friend Jon Platt for all the good work he does for The City of Hope. City of Hope makes creating medical miracles its priority in the fight against cancer and life-threatening diseases. If you’d like to help, you can contact them at cityofhope.org.
You can find out more about City Of Hope here.