Celine Dion, Caesars Entertainment and AEG Live are teaming up to create a special one-night only event, “Adding Tomorrows with Celine Dion,” to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 (Photo credit: Gerard Schachmes).
Celine is one of the most widely respected and successful performers in pop music history, having sold more than 200 million albums worldwide. She is a five-time Grammy Award winner, including Album of the Year and Best Pop Album. Her recordings have won two Academy Awards.
Celine lost her niece Karine to Cystic Fibrosis in 1993 and has been involved in the fight against this disease as the Celebrity Patron for Cystic Fibrosis Canada since 1982.
The benefit concert will raise funds to support critical research for cystic fibrosis, a fatal genetic disease that causes debilitating lung infections and premature death. As the world’s leading organization fighting cystic fibrosis, the CF Foundation funds more research than any other organization and is fueling tremendous advances toward a cure and improving the lives of those with the disease.
Celine will perform at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace beginning at 8:30 p.m. Guests who have purchased special VIP packages that include the exclusive dinner are invited to attend an exclusive pre-concert cocktail reception during Celine’s soundcheck–with full orchestra –at The Colosseum.
“I’m honored to be able team up with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and my partners at Caesars Entertainment and AEG Live to raise funds and awareness on January 20th for this very worthy cause,” said Celine. “We’re making dramatic progress in treating this terrible disease, and I truly hope that one day soon, CF will stand for ‘cure found’.”
Directed by Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich, the show features a 31-piece band and orchestra and includes Celine’s biggest hits mixed with timeless classics that pay tribute to some of the most celebrated songs and artists of all time. “We are grateful to Celine for her generosity and dedication to fighting cystic fibrosis,” said Robert J. Beall, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and we encourage everyone to come out to see Celine’s incredible show at Caesars Palace and help us bring hope to all people with this devastating disease.”
Tickets for Celine range from $55 to $250 and are now on sale at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets may also be purchased at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. or may call 877-4-CELINE (423-5463).
Additionally, a limited number of VIP concert packages are available from $4,000 to $25,000 and are tax-deductible. Packages include reserved front orchestra seating; a special cocktail reception and group photo with Celine during her pre-concert sound check; a VIP dinner; priority entrance to the concert; admission to the after party at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill sponsored by Southern Wine & Spirits; one night accommodation at Caesars Palace; round-trip transportation between the airport and Caesars Palace; and a limited edition Celine VIP collector gift. For more information or to make a donation to the CF Foundation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) FIGHT CF, extension 730.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. The Foundation funds more CF research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support. Based in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation also supports and accredits a national care center network that has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a model of care for a chronic disease. The CF Foundation is a donor-supported nonprofit organization. For more information, go to www.cff.org.