Khloé and Kourtney Kardashian attended the annual Angel Ball in NYC this week, making a $250,000 donation to Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for cancer research.
During the glam and star-studded event, Kourtney and Khloé’s late father, Robert Kardashian, was honored for battling esophageal cancer, which he ultimately succumbed to in 2003. The sister’s mother, Kris Jenner, and her boyfriend Corey Gamble were also in attendance.
Per the foundation’s website,
The mission of Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research is to encourage the development of more effective therapies for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and related cancers. The Foundation funds innovative clinical or basic science research that will lead to novel therapeutic approaches that could replace, or be used in combination with existing effective therapies. Such therapeutic approaches could include alternative or complementary medicine.
The Foundation funds research to improve the efficacy of cancer treatments, reduce their toxicity and improve the quality of life of patients with leukemia or lymphoma.
The Foundation also supports limited scientific interchange between select leaders in different areas of bio and integrative medical research, to develop unique and important collaborative efforts that will lead to improvements in the treatment and care of patients with leukemia and lymphoma.
Sister Kim was supposed to make her first red carpet appearance since her Paris robbery at the event, but was said to have rushed back to her husband Kanye West‘s side after he was hospitalized back in LA for exhaustion and put on psychiatric hold early this week. Prayers go out to them!
It’s good that Khloé and Kourtney were able to attend in their sister’s absence, and that they provided a big donation to the foundation’s cause! The Kardashian/Jenner clan don’t have the greatest rep, but I love them. They definitely give back to different charities throughout the year, and it’s great to see them giving to one that is closely related to the memory of their father as well.