Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz Headline UCSF Benefit on Nov. 7

MC Hammer and will.i.am perform at the afterparty, too, so if you've got a grand to spare, this is the place.

Alicia Keys (RCA Records)

While rumors swirl regarding a possible concert at AT&T Park to benefit victims, we have a sure bet for the venue on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz — who’ve won 19 Grammys between them — will perform at the Eighth Annual Concert for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. Presented by Salesforce, of which Marc Benioff is the CEO, it’s not the cheapest show in town, as tickets start at $1,000. But considering that the first Tuesday of last November set in motion a chain of events that nearly stripped health care from millions of Americans, this one should be better.

The afterparty at Pier 48 will see performances by MC Hammer and will.i.am, and a cocktail reception will bestow the UCSF General Colin Powell Medal of Courage Award upon patients Cameron and Cailey Tennyson. Born with four related heart defects that are known as Shone Complex, Cameron underwent multiple surgeries and grappled with a series of complications that threatened his life. His sister Cailey was born five years later with a different heart defect known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome, and she, too, has endured numerous surgical procedures. Now 20 and 15 years old, respectively, he’s a UCSD student and budding filmmaker, and she sits on the youth advisory board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Through this annual concert, UCSF Benioff has raised more than $46 million.

Eighth Annual Concert for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m., at AT&T Park (afterparty at Pier 48). $1,000 and up, theconcertforkids.com

 

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