Face Forward Welcomes Back Grammy Award Winning Musician Macy Gray to 6th Annual Gala

Macy Gray Will Join Chaka Khan And Face Forward In The Fight To End Domestic Violence.

Face Forward, a charity that provides pro-bono reconstructive surgery for victims of domestic violence, is thrilled to have legendary music artist, Macy Gray perform at their annual gala for the 2nd time. Macy Gray will be joining headlining performer, Chaka Khan and Hollywood’s most elite talent building awareness and raising funds for Face Forward’s patients’ travel, aftercare and other associated medical costs. This year’s “Moulin Rouge” inspired gala will be held at Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, on September 19th 2015.

Macy Gray is honored to be associated with an esteemed charity such as, Face Forward “The work that Face Forward does is truly inspirational. It takes a community to end the cycle of abuse and I am grateful to be able to dedicate my time to such a worthy cause.” Domestic Violence affects people in every community regardless of age, socioeconomic status, race, religion, nationality or educational background. Face forward is thankful for the overwhelming support they continue to receive from talents such as Ms. Gray who use their celebrity profile as a platform to bring much needed attention to this devastating epidemic.

About Face Forward:

Face Forward founder and CEO Mrs. Deborah Alessi founded Face Forward in 2007. Mrs. Alessi is a survivor of domestic violence and a true advocate of this worthy cause. To help other survivors get a second chance at life, Mrs. Alessi recruited her husband and renowned facial reconstructive surgeon Dr. David Alessi M.D. The couple work constantly to help victim 'face forward' to the rest of their lives. Face Forward is a 501© non-profit organization. Since its creation Face Forward has worked with other advocates around the nation to identify victims of domestic violence who are working towards recovery, yet carry the physical evidence of past abuse. Face Forward does more than just provide pro bono reconstructive surgery to adults and children who have suffered from traumatic and physical abuse; they also create a welcoming and safe environment for the victims to start a new life and reclaim their confidence. With domestic violence occurring every 15 seconds in the United States, Face Forward strives to alleviate the internal and external scars of victims and those affected. Ninety percent of all rape and abuse cases lead to physical disfigurement and Face Forward provides treatment to victims who are not able to afford medical assistance.

About Macy Gray:

A gifted songwriter and dazzling singer, the Grammy Award winning artist Macy Gray has been overturning fan expectation and industry formula since her debut 2000 album, On How Life Is. Both the album and classic single “I Try” were massive global hits. They kicked off a career ride that includes multiple Grammys and MTV awards, over 25 million units sold, and a thriving acting career.  Macy’s most recent album, The Way is now available on iTunes.

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