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U2's Bono and Elton John Teaming Up for a Good Cause

Anne Erickson
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04.11.2013
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U2 frontman Bono and pop luminary Elton John have signed on to take part in the 25th anniversary gala for the Robin Hood Foundation, which has a long history of raising funds for New York City-based organizations fighting poverty.

According to Bloomberg, Mary J. Blige is also slated to perform at the May 13 gala. Justin Timberlake and his wife, Jessica Biel, will co-chair the festivities.

Want to go? A limited number of tickets are currently available for $3,000 each, while a table costs between $30,000 and $250,000.

Robin Hood’s annual gala started in 1988, and since then, it’s become the largest single-night annual fundraising event for a New York-based nonprofit, according to Bloomberg. Since its initiation, the organization has raised over $1.25 billion dollars. The Robin Hood Foundation recently provided over $70 million in funding for Hurricane Sandy relief with their 12-12-12 concert. For more on the organization, visit www.robinhood.org.

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