The organization’s ninth annual Black Ball was scheduled to take place on Thursday (Nov. 1), but the destruction of the massive storm has postponed the event to a later date.
“Our thoughts and prayer are with all our fellow New YorkersÂ affected by this devastating storm,” the organization said Tuesday in a statement. A new date will be announced in the coming weeks.
This year’s Black Ball was set to feature performances from Beyonce, Carole King, Angelique Kidjo and Alabama Shakes, with Oprah WinfreyÂ and Kidjo to be honored for their philanthropic efforts. Whoopi Goldberg was scheduled as the event’s emcee.
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There is no word on if these plans have been changed.
Keep a Child Alive was founded in 2003 by Keys and Leigh Blake to assist HIV/AIDS victims in Africa and India.