SIR ELTON JOHN AND ANDREA BOCELLI TO PERFORM AT 4TH ANNUAL “CELEBRITY FIGHT NIGHT IN ITALY”
TAKING PLACE SEPTEMBER 5-11TH IN ROME Benefitting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation & The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center!!!
CELEBRITY GUESTS INCLUDE SIR ELTON JOHN, ANDREA BOCELLI, STEVEN TYLER, Sharon Stone, DAVID FOSTER, Reba McEntire, Katie Couric, Brooks & Dunn, Joe Walsh, Smokey Robinson, The Band Perry, Kristin Chenoweth, Brian McKnight, 2CELLOS, Malika Ayane, Chris Botti, José Carreras, John Corbett, Bo Derek, Igudesman & Joo, Sumi Jo, THE LONDON ESSENTIALS, and Melissa Peterman
Celebrity Fight Night announced today that the legendary Sir Elton John and the world-renowned tenor, Andrea Bocelli, will take the stage at the historic Colosseum in Rome on Friday, September 8th for a special musical event as part of this year’s “Celebrity Fight Night in Italy.” The newly announced gala concert will also feature performances by musical icons such as Steven Tyler and David Foster. The 4th Annual “Celebrity Fight Night in Italy” is a 7-day experience in Rome, where philanthropic donors and special guests can enjoy the most magical places in and around the capital city. Funds raised benefit both the Andrea Bocelli Foundation and the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center. Celebrity Fight Night, a star-studded annual charity event, has raised over $132 million for many charities throughout its 23-year history, most significantly for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, AZ. “Celebrity Fight Night in Italy” kicks off on Tuesday, September 5th in New York, where guests will board a privately chartered Airbus A340 jumbo jet for their overnight flight to Rome. Upon arrival in Rome, guests will be whisked away to the luxurious Waldorf Astoria Hotel Cavalieri where they will enjoy a dinner on the hotel’s rooftop terrace and entertainment by The London Essentials. The following evening will bring guests to the Palazzo del Quirinale, which is the residence of the President of Italy, for a brief tour and a welcome cocktail in the presence of President Sergio Mattarella himself. Stefano Ricci will then welcome guests to the historic Palazzo Colonna, one of the oldest and largest private palaces in Rome, for dinner and entertainment by José Carreras, Igudesman & Joo, Malika Ayane and The London Essentials. Following an exclusive dinner at Galleria Doria Pamphilj on Friday, guests will venture to the majestic Colosseum where Maestro Andrea Bocelli, Sir Elton John, Steven Tyler, David Foster, Sumi Jo, Chris Botti, 2CELLOS, and more will take the stage for an unforgettable concert. The performers will be joined by the young and talented JuniOrchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia for what is sure to be an unforgettable evening. The next night will include a memorable dinner at the extraordinarily exclusive Villa Madama that has belonged to various noble families throughout the years, and is now the property of the Italian government.
The culmination of the 7-day event is an all-white Gala, which will be hosted at Cinecittà, a large film studio in Rome that will be transformed to create the look and feel of Caesar’s Rome. Guests will feel as if they have gone back in time while they enjoy an evening of dinner, music and dancing alongside Maestro Bocelli, David Foster, Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn, Joe Walsh, Smokey Robinson, Brian McKnight, The Band Perry, Kristin Chenoweth and other performing artists. For those located in Italy, donations can be made from September 6th-18th by sending a text message to the Italian telephone number 45523. Funds raised will support the Andrea Bocelli Foundation’s mission to support the students of Sarnano by rebuilding the “Giacomo Leopardi” secondary school which was destroyed in last year’s earthquakes. The Foundation also continues its commitment to educational projects in Haiti, where it has been working for six years. The seven-day experience is sponsored by AMBI Production, Stefano Ricci, Il Palato Italiano, Vhernier, GVM, Fregoli Luxury Hand-bags, Bvlgari, Falconeri, Julius Baer, and Lear Corporation.
About Celebrity Fight Night Celebrity Fight Night Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1994 by Jimmy Walker to support the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, as well as numerous other charities. For more information, visit www.celebrityfightnight.org. Find Celebrity Fight Night on Social Media (#CFNitaly): Facebook.com/CelebrityFightNight Twitter.com/CelebFightNight Youtube.com/CelebrityFightNight About The Andrea Bocelli Foundation The Andrea Bocelli Foundation was created in 2011 to help people in need due to illness, poverty and social exclusion by promoting and supporting Italian national and international projects that support overcoming these barriers and full self-expression. The Andrea Bocelli Foundation will allocate the proceeds from the upcoming Celebrity Fight Night to its projects in Haiti which are part of the “Break the Barriers” intervention program. ABF will address CFN support to assure continual access to education to the 2.550 students of the 5 schools of St. Philomene, St. Augustin, Notre Dame du Rosaire, Manitane Dame Marie and St. Raphael to guarantee a salary for the teaching staff and to grant all of the children the necessary healthcare treatments. The communities where the schools are located in Kenscoff, Abricots, Croix-des-Bouquet, Dame Marie and Jacmel are remotely located and barely function as marginalized shanty towns. Neither basic services nor dependable infrastructure are provided by the Haitian authorities. In short, ABF will bring forward the community forward the community empowerment program that gives hope for the possibility of a dignified life. In Haiti ABF works in partnership with Fondation St Luc Fondation, a Haitian non-profit Catholic-oriented organization working in the field of Education, health care, community development as well as agricultural and management of emergencies that every year benefit about 90,000 people. www.andreabocellifoundation.org Find The Andrea Bocelli Foundation on Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/AndreaBocelliFoundation https://www.facebook.com/andreabocelli http://www.youtube.com/c/FondazioneAndreaBocelli About The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona is the most comprehensive Parkinson’s facility in the United States. Thanks to the support of Celebrity Fight Night, the Center is able to provide treatment and medicine for Parkinson’s patients who could otherwise not afford it.