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Diana Ross to headline Bob Costas Event to benefit cancer center

Saturday, May 23, at the Fox Theatre; Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available!

ST. LOUIS – The legendary Diana Ross will headline the 26th Annual Bob Costas Benefit for SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center on Saturday, May 23, at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theatre.

Diana Ross has had a profound influence on American popular culture and has become an icon in the entertainment industry. She is an Academy Award nominated actress for her unforgettable role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings The Blues, a Tony and Golden Globe winner, a bestselling author, winner of 8 American Music Awards and a recipient of The Kennedy Center Honors. Her reputation as a woman of great style and beauty has put her on the covers of hundreds of magazines. Ms. Ross has sold over 100 million records and recorded 18 #1 hits. Her music became part of the soundtrack the ‘60s soon after she signed with Motown Records in 1961 as the lead singer of The Supremes. She embarked on her extraordinary solo career in 1970, and has not stopped since. The legend. The music. The voice. Diana Ross is one of the giants in the music and entertainment industry.

This special night will also be filled with laughter. While the comedic artist for this event will be announced shortly, past Costas Benefits have featured performers such as Billy Crystal, Jay Leno, Ray Romano, Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Murray, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon, Dana Carvey, Cedric The Entertainer, Kathleen Madigan, and many more.

Sponsorship opportunities, which include pre-show dinner options, are available by contacting the Foundation office at 314-577-5605. On sale date for single tickets will be announced shortly. Click HERE to visit the event web page.

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About the Bob Costas Cancer Center

The Costas Center was built and is supported through the Bob Costas Benefit, which has raised millions for cancer care and other diseases treated at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. The latest renovations have been made possible, in part, through generous donations from individuals and grateful families to The Costas Center. The Costas Center includes a 16-bed inpatient unit, day hospital and stem cell transplant unit and provides a comfortable setting for children to receive prolonged treatment in quiet, private accommodations welcome to family and friends.

About Bob Costas

Bob Costas has been one of the most valuable assets at NBC since he joined the network in 1979. He has hosted or called just about every major sporting event, including the Olympics, the Super Bowl, the Kentucky Derby, U.S. Open Golf Championships, the World Series, and the NBA Finals. He is well known as NBC’s primetime host of the Olympics, with this winter games in Sochi, Russia marking his eleventh Olympics. Bob has won twenty-six Emmy awards – more than any sports broadcaster. His versatility has been recognized with awards and nominations in the categories of hosting, play-by-play, writing, journalism, news, and entertainment. He is the only person ever to have won Emmy’s in news, sports, and entertainment. His news Emmy was awarded for his interview with Jerry Sandusky, the central figure in the Penn State scandal. His entertainment Emmy came in 1993 for his acclaimed late night program “Later with Bob Costas.” At present, Bob hosts “Football Night in America” on NBC, continues to be the prime-time host of NBC’s Olympic coverage, while also contributing to NBC News programs such as “Nightly News” and the “Today Show.” At MLBN, Bob has been able to return to his first love, baseball – contributing interviews, commentaries, and play-by-play to the new network.