《Andrea Bocelli Foundation @ 2011 Benefit Gala》
Girard-Perregaux partnered with Andrea Bocelli to launch of his new foundation, the Andrea Bocelli Foundation, with a 2011 Benefit Gala. The foundation was launched at a fundraising event produced by Studiomusica and Jo Champa presented by the Grammy Museum Foundation and held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and seek to raise funds and awareness for its efforts to fight poverty around the world and to help people overcome barriers caused by illness, discomfort or disability. "We are very proud and excited to join forces with Andrea Bocelli in the launch of his new foundation”, says CEO of Sowind Group Michele Sofisti. “His accomplishments as an artist and philanthropist are an inspiration to all of us and we are happy to support him in this new pursuit”. "
"I feel very strongly about helping people make the most of the world that we live in”, says Andrea Bocelli. “I was born with poor eyesight and became completely blind at the age of twelve. Overcoming blindness and dealing with its consequences has taught me about the nature of externally imposed limits, and has encouraged me to think about how to help and support others facing barriers in their lives. Every human being has the right to be happy, fulfilled and to live a flourishing and meaningful life. I want to help those who face barriers in achieving their life’s potential”. The Gala will feature a dinner and performances by Andrea Bocelli himself as well as David Foster, Heather Headley and Anna Maria Martinez.