Hilary Saunders is a writer, editor, and proud alumna of The U. She firmly believes that rock and roll can save the world.
Celebrity Charities – Musicians including Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, and Rosanne Cash will join other stars like Meryl Streep, Katherine McPhee, and Vince Gill to perform and appear at a benefit concert for the Rainforest Fund on April 3. Held at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage in New York City, the Revlon-sponsored event will also include a gala dinner, and live and silent auctions.
Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler, created the Rainforest Fund in 1989 as a way to help protect and salvage forest land in South and Central America and Africa. What began as a promise to the leader of leader of the indigenous Brazilian Kayapò tribe has now evolved into a worldwide nonprofit that partners with local forest-based organizations to protect land and preserve the rights of those who live there. In 23 years, the Rainforest Fund has protected more than 115,000 sq. km of forest.
“We’re so thankful for artists like Elton John, James Taylor, and the many others who are doing their part to support the Rainforest Fund in its quest to raise awareness of the global environmental crisis we’re facing,” said Styler. “If we all take action, we can help save the planet and prevent further harm to the rainforests and the indigenous people who live there.”
Tickets for the Rainforest Fund benefit concert are now available through the Carnegie Hall Box Office.