British rocker Billy Idol is the latest music artist to join the benefit concert for Rhonda’s Kiss, a foundation that raises money for cancer patients who can’t afford treatment. The event take place Tuesday, November 3 at The El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles.
The event, presented by Double Platinum will also include a 30-minute set from comedian and show emcee Bill Burr (Breaking Bad, Walk of Shame) and a performance from The Hellcat Saints, a group created by Dave Kushner that features Dave Navarro, Juliette Lewis, Duff McKagan, Gilby Clarke, Mark McGrath, and Josh Freese. Pop star Kesha will also perform at the one-night only event.
Also included during the evening is a silent auction and a meet and greet with the evening’s talent. For tickets, please click here.
“The goal of the event is to provide an outlet for healing for our family, and to raise money to assist people in need who require financial assistance during cancer treatment,” said Marc A. Stefanski, husband of Rhonda and Executive Director of the Marc A. and Rhonda L. Stefanski Foundation. “We were able to afford the best of care for Rhonda, and we realize not everyone is as fortunate as we are.”
Rhonda passed away November 2014 from pancreatic cancer, and the inaugural event took place July 10, 2015 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The event raised over $600,000.
“Many people close to us have been touched personally by cancer, as I know first-hand, as the two most important women in my life have been affected cancer,” adds Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver). “I believe that, regardless of our backgrounds, access to treatment to beat this disease should be available to everyone.”