On Monday, March 2, 2015, “The Stop Ebola and Build for the Future” concert took place at The United Nations General Assembly Hall and honored individuals on the frontline fighting the lethal disease. Distinguished speakers included United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, TV Personality Lisa Vanderpump, Our Host for the evening was Cheryl Wills. Performances by Etana, and Cheick Mamala Diabate.
Before the concert Billy Gilman, Richard Pryor Jr, Kelly Bensimon, Cody Calafiore, Omar Sharif Jr, Shannon LaNier, Barret Beyer, Wendy Diamond, Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jeremy Penn, David Banegas, BB Thomaz, Marc John Jefferies, Rain Dove, Mel Rose, tand other distinguished guests will meet at a reception in the UN Delegates Dining Room where they will recognize a select group of individuals who have fought heroically against Ebola.
The goal of this momentous occasion is to raise awareness and funds to combat Ebola’s effects in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and to maintain the effort until this outbreak is completely controlled. In particular, the proceeds raised are expected to support the thousands of children who have been orphaned by Ebola and who are now shunned even by their close family members.