Alicia Keys’ pivotal Keep a Child Alive fundraiser returns for another night of shining awareness on impoverished children battling HIV. The 2015 Black Ball seeks to increase funding for the fight on this disease in third world countries, and takes place each year in New York City.
“Their future is bright,” Keys said in a statement. “But with 25 million people currently living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, we need to get AIDS out of the picture once and for all for Africa to reach their full potential.”
According to Billboard, the night’s hosts will be A. Keys herself, and famed comedian Chris Rock. Performers who’ll shut the Hammerstein Ballroom’s stage down includes Lion Babe and Wizkid. Past artists who’ve shared their talents lists Justin Timberlake, Jay Z, Adele and Pharrell Williams.
Since its formation in 2003, Keys’ KCA foundation in partnership with the Black Ball, raised nearly $25 million in proceeds that’ll provide care, treatment and other medical services to children and their families living with HIV in India and Africa.