Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks and Pia Toscano perform at 'Divas in the Desert'

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Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks and Pia Toscano perform at 'Divas in the Desert'


On Friday, April 26, Harvey and Jeannine Mason hosted the “Divas in the Desert” 2013 gala benefitting the American Cancer Society. The event which was held at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa was a once-in-a-lifetime event with an amazing culinary experience; an exceptional, unique auction; and an intimate celebrity concert featuring Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, and Pia Toscano.
Harvey and Jeannine welcomed over 1,100 guests to the Gala that benefited the American Cancer Society and its lifesaving mission of eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Harvey is a former University of Arizona basketball star and Grammy Award winning producer who has written and produced for popular music industry performers such as Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Whitney Houston and Luther Vandross, and current artists like Jennifer Hudson, Justin Timberlake, Jordin Sparks, Britney Spears, Chris Brown, and Mary J. Blige. Jeannine is a native Tucsonan whose family goes back multi generations in the Southern Arizona community. Harvey and Jeannine are active residents in the Tucson community and support many charitable causes.
The annual "Divas in the Desert" event surpassed it's fundraising goal and is expected to have a gross income of $775,000. Funds raised from the event allow the American Cancer Society to save lives by helping people stay well by taking steps to prevent cancer or find it early; by helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking research and by fighting back by encouraging lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities world­wide to join the fight.
Harvey and Jeannine’s daughter, Mia, was diagnosed with a rare cancerous brain tumor in 2009. Her fight with cancer and her miraculous recovery have inspired them to do whatever they can to bring awareness and to raise funds for research to cure cancer and help those still fighting the battle.


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Amazing! Such great people coming together for a great cause :-)


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Good Article..


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