Pop singer-songwriter KESHA will join a growing list of music luminaries performing at the concert and silent auction for RHONDA’S KISS–a foundation that raises money for cancer patients that can’t afford treatment–on Tuesday, November 3 at The El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles (5515 Wilshire Blvd). People.com announced the news today, Monday, October 5.
Presented by Double Platinum, the one-night-only event, renowned comedian and actor BILL BURR (Breaking Bad, Walk of Shame) will perform a special 30-minute set as well as emcee the event.Meanwhile, THE HELLCAT SAINTS–a band featuring a revolving group of musicians created by DAVE KUSHNER (Velvet Revolver)–will perform including DAVE NAVARRO (Jane’s Addiction), JULIETTE LEWIS (Juliette & The Licks), DUFF McKAGAN (Velvet Revolver, Guns N’ Roses), GILBY CLARKE (Guns N’ Roses), MARK McGRATH (Sugar Ray) and JOSH FREESE (NIN, Devo, A Perfect Circle). Look for more special guests to be added this month.
The night will also feature a VIP Gift Lounge from Double Platinum (Grammy Foundation, VH1 Save the Music, Sundance Film Festival), a talent meet-and-greet and a silent auction. The proceeds from the concert and live auction (see items below) will benefit RHONDA’s KISS. All VIP packages/donations for the night are on-sale now (here).
RHONDA’S KISS (http://rhondaskiss.org) is supported by the Marc A. and Rhonda L. Stefanski Foundation, a recognized 501(c)(3). In 2014, Rhonda Stefanski was diagnosed with stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. While she lost her battle, one of the greatest gifts she left was to create Rhonda’s Kiss an event to raise money to help those who receive a cancer diagnosis, but may be unable to make ends meet for treatment and support. Rhonda’s Kiss provides financial support to decrease late-stage cancer diagnosis in urban communities and for patients in financial need by using a three-pronged approach that integrates outreach (education, awareness and screening), navigation (medical and home) and patient services (treatment and financial assistance and emotional support). All funds will benefit City of Hope, a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
“The goal of the event is to provide an outlet for healing for our family, and to raise money to assist people in need who require financial assistance during cancer treatment,” said Marc A. Stefanski, husband of Rhonda and Executive Director of the Marc A. and Rhonda L. Stefanski Foundation. “We were able to afford the best of care for Rhonda, and we realize not everyone is as fortunate as we are.”
Musician Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver) adds, “Many people close to us have been touched personally by cancer, as I know first-hand, as the two most important women in my life have been affected cancer. I believe that, regardless of our backgrounds, access to treatment to beat this disease should be available to everyone.”
Ticket prices for the RHONDA’S KISS event are below; all donations are tax deductable:
1) General Admission: $75. Per ticket- (Limited to 400)
Standing room show tickets
Includes Appetizers & Cocktails
2) VIP Ticket: $250. Per ticket – (Limited to 76 tickets)
Includes downstairs table seating, to relax and view show
Includes Appetizers & Cocktails
3) Mezzanine VIP Access: $1,000. Per ticket (Limited to 100 tickets)
Includes Access to VIP Gift Lounge & Gifts presented by Double Platinum.
Access to Meet & Greet with band
Access to MC/ Host Meet & Greet
Includes Appetizers & Cocktails
All tickets for the event are available (HERE).
Concert and Live Auction
WHERE: El Rey Theatre
5515 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
WHEN: Tuesday, November 3
8:00 PM — 12:00 AM
|5:30pm||Media Check-in & set-up on Red carpet.|
|6:00pm||Red carpet begins in front of El Rey Theatre|
|7:00pm||Red carpet ends.|
|7:00pm||Opening reception, cocktails, appetizers and gifting lounge.|
Featuring live performances from THE HELLCAT SAINTS featuring: DAVE NAVARRO (Jane’s Addiction), JULIETTE LEWIS (Juliette & The Licks), DUFF McKAGAN (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), GILBY CLARKE (Guns N’ Roses), DAVE KUSHNER (Velvet Revolver), MARK McGRATH (Sugar Ray), JOSH FREESE (NIN, Devo, A Perfect Circle) and newly added pop-singer-songwriter KESHA with more to be announced.
About RHONDA’S KISS:
As a tribute to his late wife Rhonda, who passed away last November 2014 from pancreatic cancer, Marc A. Stefanski, and his children, hosted inaugural event on July 10, 2015 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame called Rhonda’s Kiss which raised over $600,000. Rhonda’s Kiss raises money to help those who receive a diagnosis of any type of cancer, but are unable to make ends meet for treatment and support. Through The Marc A. and Rhonda L. Stefanski Foundation and in partnership with City Of Hope, proceeds from Rhonda’s Kiss will provide financial support to increase cancer screenings in urban communities, and to assist patients diagnosed with cancer who are in financial need, by using a three-pronged approach, integrating outreach (education, awareness and screening), navigation (medical and home) and patient services (treatment and financial assistance, and emotional support). For more information or to donate directly, contact: www.rhondaskiss.org.
About City Of Hope:
City of Hope is proud to be the beneficiary of the Rhonda’s Kiss Foundation fundraising event to be held November 3, 2015. City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Our researchers discover treatments that revolutionize how patients across the nation battle their diseases. And our physicians, surgeons and expert staff give life-saving care with compassion and comprehensive support. Since its beginning more than a century ago, City of Hope has touched the lives of countless individuals facing the challenge of disease and has given them hope. For more information, visit: www.cityofhope.org.
About Double Platinum:
Double Platinum is an established leader in brand integration, events, gift lounges, talent bookings and sponsorships. With an unmatched roster of top-tier talent and connections with key industry players, Double Platinum’s boutique services offer individualized support to for our clients to gain entry into this elite forum in a creative and strategic way. Double Platinum’s organic approach and connections with high profile clients creates a platform for unforgettable events and enduring product branding opportunities which guarantee a unique lasting memory of every product and event for years to come. Contact: www.doubleplatinumllc.com.