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By Aramis Grant
I was finishing up my morning routine and ready to head out when I heard that one of my favorite voices — Andrea Bocelli — was about to perform on Good Morning America (GMA). I sat on the couch with my coat on and bag in hand, smiling in anticipation of his rendition of “Amazing Grace.” It was right before he went into the song that he mentioned his new foundation, the Andrea Bocelli Foundation.
The Andrea Bocelli Foundation is aimed at supporting those living in poverty or overcoming barriers caused by illness and disability (an issue near and dear to Bocelli who lost his sight at the age of 12). Bocelli will be launching the foundation in a few days, on December 9, at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. The star-studded event will include dinner; a concert by Bocelli, who will be accompanied by David Foster, Heather Headley and Anna Maria Martinez; and a guest list that includes Pierce Brosnan, Quincy Jones, Natalie Cole and others.