Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer attended the City of Hope 2009 Spirit of Life Gala benefit that raised $9 million dollars for the cancer research center.
AEG President and CEO Tim Leiweke received the City of Hope 2009 Spirit of Life Award at the event. A portion of the proceeds from a number of AEG tours, including KISS, are donated to the research and treatment center. KISS donated $300,000 from tickets sold on their KISS ALIVE 35 US tour.
More than 1,700 people attended the dinner including Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Laker Magic Johnson and entertainment luminaries from the music and movie industries.
The Gala was part of the festivities surrounding lighting ceremonies for downtown Los Angeles' new 54-story JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Tower at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles, California.
Pictured:Paul Stanley and his lovely wife, Erin(L);Gene Simmons and the beautiful Miss Shannon Tweed(R). Photos courtesy of Wire Image.