Friday, March 11, 2011

First annual Hope Rising!

Hope Rising is a benefit concert for Stephen Lewis Foundation with Alicia Keys, Angelique Kidjo, Holly Cole, Gloria Reuben and more!

Date: Tuesday, May 3
Venue: The Sony Centre, Toronto
Tickets on sale now at

Twelve-time Grammy Award-winner and world-renowned activist Alicia Keys will headline Hope Rising! A Benefit Concert for the Stephen Lewis Foundation presented by CIBC alongside international recording artists Angelique Kidjo, Holly Cole, Gloria Reuben and more. These celebrated artists will take the stage at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto on May 3 at 8 p.m. With the talents of these and other illustrious artists, Hope Rising! shines a celebratory spotlight on grassroots African communities working to turn the tide of HIV and AIDS in Africa.

A pre-show dinner and discussion, The Globe and Mail Roundtable: Philanthropy for Hope and Impact will also feature Harry Belafonte, actor, musician and humanitarian; Stephen Lewis, former United Nations Special Envoy for AIDS in Africa; Aissatou Diajhate, director of programmes; and Jessica Horn, international expert on donor support for human rights. The Roundtable is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join a small group of special guests for a dinner and roundtable discussion about how philanthropy can have a concrete and powerful impact in peoples’ lives on the frontlines of the AIDS pandemic.

Click here for more information about The Stephen Lewis Foundation and follow them on Twitter @stephenlewisfdn

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