Celine Dion Concert Adds Tomorrows with CF Foundation
January 28, 2013
Celine Dion, the best-selling female music artist of all time, wowed a packed house of 4,000 guests during a special performance that benefited the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on January 20.
The once-in-a-lifetime event was made possible through a friendship and commitment of Gary Loveman, CEO of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, Dion and the live entertainment group AEG Live.
Celine Dion sings “Lullaby” at a special benefit concert at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The once-in-a-lifetime event raised $1.5 million for the CF Foundation. Photo by Denise Truscello.
Adding Tomorrows with Celine Dion raised $1.5 million and brought together leaders in the fight against cystic fibrosis, including devoted friends of the Milestones major giving campaign, dedicated volunteers and families affected by the disease.
“We couldn’t have asked for a more spectacular event. Being together with wonderful friends who are committed to finding a cure for CF while in the presence of the legendary Celine Dion was just incredible,” said Joe O’Donnell, chair of the CF Foundation’s Milestones II campaign.
Dion has been devoted to the CF Foundation’s mission for decades and serves as the National Celebrity Patron for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. The international pop star lost her sixteen-year-old niece, Karine, to CF in 1993.
Prior to the performance, VIP guests were treated to an exclusive welcome reception with Dion, where they were able to witness her pre-concert sound check and have a group photo taken with the singing icon.
During her performance, Dion sang “Lullaby” while a photo collage of people with CF was displayed before the audience. The emotional moment honored all those touched by the disease while further raising awareness about CF and the fight for a cure.
“We were blessed and truly grateful to be graced by Celine’s incredible talents and generous help to raise awareness for our mission to cure CF,” said C. Richard Mattingly, executive vice president and COO of the CF Foundation. “This was a remarkable evening that brought together major donors and allowed us to make new friends eager to help add more tomorrows for those living with this disease.”
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