The gala will celebrate the memory of heavy metal's most beloved and iconic vocalist, Ronnie James Dio - who passed 10 years ago this coming May 16. 2020. Now, together on February 20, his live band DIO, who performed with him for his last 17 years, will provide the entertainment for the Memorial Awards Gala. Performances will feature vocalists Tim Ripper Owens and Oni Logan plus band members Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Scott Warren and Bjorn Englen. Local rockers Sadie & the Tribe will also perform. The Gala will present a live auction, a major silent auction, plus a raffle, featuring luxury items and entertainment memorabilia. Also, VIP attendees will be treated to a gourmet dinner with wine pairings. Additionally, music industry awards will be presented with each of the eight awards named after songs written by Ronnie James Dio.
Each year the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund hosts two annual fundraising events in Los Angeles - The Ride for Ronnie and Bowl For Ronnie events and have raised tens of thousands of dollars for cancer research, prevention and education. Celebrity guests who have attended these events include actors Jack Black, Kyle Gass, and Susan Olsen (The Brady Bunch). Musicians such as Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), radio and television personality, Ed Trunk, + music industry giants Geezer Butler, Tom Morello, Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), Fred Coury (Cinderella) and Stephen Adler (Guns N' Roses) plus many, many more. For more information regarding tickets, sponsorships and advertising, please contact: email@example.com
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund was founded in memory of
the legendary rock singer Ronnie James Dio, who lost his life to gastric cancer in
2010. A privately funded 501(c)(3) charity organization dedicated to cancer prevention,
research and education, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund has
already raised over $2 million in its short history. Monies raised have been committed to
the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and
Leukemia Research, the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer
Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six
months of his life, and other cancer research projects.