(AllHipHop News) Super producer Swizz Beatz will join New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg in bringing awareness to New York City public healthcare and their upcoming Anti-Gun campaign, “Guns Down, Life Up.”
Swizz will be honored tonight (October 18) during The STAT! For New York City’s Public Hospitals! Gala Benefit taking place at the Bellevue Hospital Atrium.
In addition to the Mayor honoring Swizz for his philanthropic work, the Big Apple Circus Clown Unit will be recognized during the event, for entertaining hospitalized children at pediatric facilities around the country.
Additionally, Dr. Bruce Siegel M.D., M.P.H/CEO of the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems will also be honored.
A number of other celebrities are expected to attend the event, including George Clinton, Sheila E., Doug E. Fresh, Questlove of The Roots, Marley Marl, Kangol Kid, Kool Herc, Bernie Worrell, Paul Shaffer, Hezekiah Walker, Meredith Vieira, Ray Chew and others.
A portion of the proceeds of the event tonight will support the launch of the “Guns Down, Life Up” the initiative to combat gun violence in New York City.