The Angel Ball honors individuals who have made significant humanitarian and philanthropic contributions in support of cancer research and boasts attendees in the fields of business, philanthropy, and society alike for this annual celebration of life, music and the quest for a cure. Proceeds from this annual gala benefit blood cancer research.Also being honored at the event are Amy and Brian France, Chairman & CEO of NASCAR, Founders, The Luke and Meadow Foundation; Mary Kitchen and Jon Orszag, Co-Founder of Compass Lexecon, Co-Directors of The Orszag Foundation.“This year we honor an amazing group of individuals who have all made so many contributions to cancer research through their own Foundations,” said Co-Founder Denise Rich. “I am proud to honor their efforts and am thrilled to work with them toward our common mission – to find a cure for cancer in our lifetime.”Alicia Quarles, Entertainment Correspondent seen on E!, The Today Show & MSNBC, will host this year’s black-tie benefit, which is hosted by Grammy-nominated songwriter Denise Rich and her daughters Daniella Rich Kilstock and Ilona Rich Schachter. The Angel Ball stands out as one of the highlights of the New York social season and features a cocktail reception, dinner, surprise musical guests along with a luxury live auction and online auction hosted by Charitybuzz.com.Nick Cannon will present the honor to Heidi Klum; Jeff Gordon will present to Amy and Brian France; and James Carville will present to Kitchen and Orzag.Board Member and celebrity jeweler Lorraine Schwartz will serve as this year’s Gala Chair as well as a sponsor. Other sponsors include The Jynwel Foundation, Porsche Cars North America and United Airlines.This year’s Gala Co-Chair Committee includes Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, Dori Cooperman, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Desiree Gruber, Michele Herbert, Victoria Hunter, Pamela Johananoff, Star Jones, Louise Kornfeld, Inga Kozel, Norah Lawlor, Heather Levin, Allison Lutnick, Danielle Merollo, Brooke Milstein, Laura Nicklas, Camilla Olsson, Cynthia Ott, Donna Poyiadjis, Michele Rella, Paola Bacchini Rosenshein, Alisa Roever, Beth Rosenthal, Charleen Sacks, Ofira Sandberg, Catherine Saxton, Susan Shin, Kiva Silberfeld, Tina Storper, Felicia Taylor, Marcy Warren and Jill Zarin.Individual tickets start at $1,500 and tables start at $15,000. For ticket information, please contact Tracey Doolin at Inez Weinstein Special Events at (212) 254-6677 or email: [email protected] Tickets are also available for purchase through the Foundation’s secure online site. For more information about the Angel Ball and Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research please visit gabriellesangels.org.