Ronnie James Dio Cancer Fund Launches Awards Gala
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund has announced that they will be hosting their first annual Awards Gala, on November 1. The event will take place at the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills, California. Those being honored on the night include Dio's former bandmate Geezer Butler, as well as Rita Haney, long-time girlfriend of the late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell.
The event, which will also include a silent auction, will feature guest Eddie Trunk hosting, as well as a performance by Asia, featuring John Payne. Individual tickets are $750, with a gold table for 10 people available for $10,000, and a platinum table for 12 people costing $15,000.
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund was set up in the aftermath of the Heaven and Hell frontman's death from stomach cancer last year. To find out more about the gala, click here.