Billboard Chart Toppers Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish & More Bring in Over $135,000 for the American Cancer Society at the Hollywood Bowl
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 19:(L-R) Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas of The Jonas Brothers perform onstage during the 7th Annual We Can Survive, presented by AT&T, a RADIO.COM event, at The Hollywood Bowl on October 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for RADIO.COM )
This weekend, at the iconic Hollywood Bowl in front of a sold out crowd, today’s billboard chart toppers took the stage for the 7th Annual We Can Survive, an intimate night of music for a cause, supporting The American Cancer Society. Performers included Taylor Swift, Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Jonas Brothers, Marshmello, Becky G and a surprise appearance from Halsey.
Over $135,000 was raised from ticket sales and Twitter activations from fans. Backstage, musical performers also “bowled for a cause” warning the American Cancer Society an additional $1000 for every pin knocked down.
Highlights from the night:
Billie Eilish, having never bowled before, landed her first ever strike earning $10,000 for the American Cancer Society
Viola Davis attended with her daughter who got emotional when meeting Billie Eilish backstage
Lizzo gave a heartfelt speech during her performance saying “I want people to feel good!” “We can heal the world but first we have to heal ourselves.” “Your energy is important tonight.”
Lizzo got emotional when telling the audience that playing at the Hollywood Bowl was a dream come true
Isabela Moner attendee with a friend and sang along to Lizzo’s entire set
Taylor Swift opened her set with “Blank Space” followed by “Me” and a heartfelt performance of “Lover” complete with a pink microphone in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Donations secured from the event will help the American Cancer Society continue their life saving, breakthrough research, while also providing a live 24/7 cancer helpline for answers and support, rides to treatments and lodging near treatment centers for cancer patients all free of charge.