KRIS JENNER ACCEPTS THE 2016 ANGEL AWARD HONORING HER EX-HUSBAND ROBERT KARDASHIAN
Posted On Nov 22, 2016
Standing at the podium at the 2016 Angel Ball benefiting Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, Kris Jenner spoke about how much her family loves the organization. “We have been touched by cancer so many times in our family,” she said while fighting to hold back her tears. “Denise Rich, for twenty years you have been giving your passion and your heart to the memory of your daughter, thank you.” Kris was accompanied by daughters, Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian, who both stood on stage with their mother to accept the award honoring their late father, Robert Kardashian. “My father was very big on family traditions and family unity and if he saw how close our family has become putting each other first, he would be very proud,” said Khloe.
There were plenty celebrities turning heads at Denise Rich’s annual Angel Ball. CeeLo Green spoke about friends being together to show their collective support and effort to help raise funds. For Christina Milian, it was all about family and helping each other while Star Jones praised the work Gabrielle’s Angels has done over the past two decades. “Research that is funded by Gabrielle’s Angels is really life-saving research,” said the journalist. Even royalty turned up at the event. The Duchess of York had only praise for her longtime friend, Denise. “My stepfather and grandfather died of cancer – it is important to talk about the importance of health awareness, especially cancer.” Her daughter, Princess Beatrice added that it is all about collaboration and “putting great people in the field together to hopefully find a cure.”
Other honorees included Australian socialite, Heloise Pratt, who was introduced by Sir Bob Geldoff, and Dr. Carl H. June. “Gabrielle’s Angel focuses its energy on areas the pharmaceuticals don’t really focus their attention on such as diseases that are rare,” said Dr. June. According to Denise, the organization has raised over $28 million and funded over 200 research projects since its inception twenty years ago. After her acceptance speech, Kris presented the organization with $250,000.00 to a standing ovation.