- Sept. 6, 2019
-- Face Forward International announces that Grammy winning artist CeeLo Green
will perform at the September 14th
Gala at the prestigious Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Face Forward is the premier charitable organization offering reconstructive surgeries for survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking and other acts of crime, which also includes veterans and children of war in their international outreach efforts.
Global Entertainer and former gala honoree La Toya Jackson
will host the event with Max Loong and Tom Zenner as co-emcees. Last years' Beacon of Hope winner Caitlyn Jenner
will pass her award forward, presenting to this years' recipient and former President of 20th Century Fox, Scott Neeson, Founder of the Cambodian Children's Fund (CCF). Face Forward International welcomed their first surgical patients from CCF this month, a mother and daughter, both acid attack survivors to the US for treatment.
The annual Face Forward International Gala is a true celebration of survivors, and this year will host patients from five different countries at the Gala whilst here for their surgical treatments, along with two local Los Angeles based survivors. These cases include Acid Attack survivors from four different countries including Kenya, India, Cambodia and the UK. As well as a Los Angeles based domestic violence and West Hollywood hate crime survivors.
Exciting performers to help liven up the evening before Grammy- Winning headliner CeeLo Green takes the stage including breakout artist Majo
r from Lee Daniels' hit show "Star". Sony artist and internet sensation Sonna Reele and new artists Auburn Road will help rock the cocktail party.
With a planned 600 guests in attendance, including celebrities, Fortune 500 Businesses and the elite of Beverly Hills and Hollywood, the goal is to raise $500,000+ during the night to help support even more patients from around the globe. This signature fundraising event has been recognized for being "THE best charity gala in L.A.!"
Some of the amazing Live Auction items that help raise funds to complete Face Forward's mission include: A 7 night Luxury Stay at Niyama Private Islands Maldives, premier airline Etihad Airways Round Trip Business Class Tickets with elite stays at Fregate Island Private in the Seychelles and Azura Quilalea Private Island Mozambique, a Priceless ESPYs experience Package which includes VIP Red Carpet and Loge Tickets with celebrity after party and Golf with Byron Scott.
Escape to Hawaii at the new premier Mauna Lani Auberge Resort Collection luxury resort, with a Private Suite LAX Membership and Private Suite Experience (Valued at over $95K) New Sponsor Biirdee Travel is providing 2 First Class Tickets on Air France Premier, and more incredible items to be announced!