Rihanna, known to her millions of fans as Ri-Ri, held her 1st Annual Diamond Ball Gala to benefit the Clara Lionel Foundation named after her grandparents. Clara Lionel is Rihanna's charity she developed for with the desire to help improve the quality of life for communities worldwide on the topics of health, education, culture and the arts."
Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty actually founded the Clara Lionel Foundation in 2012. Rihanna witnessed the shortcoming of the facility in which her grandmother had to fight cancer. Since then Rihanna has worked to provide financial resources and tools to make the facility a better place to help others.
According to noted sources, (1). “The Clara Brathwaite Center for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital was officially named in 2012. What began with a heartfelt, personal donation has transformed into a comprehensive effort to deliver quality treatment for cancer patients in Barbados. Rihanna witnessed first-hand the inefficiencies and great need for development in the healthcare system during her grandmother’s battle with the disease. To date Rihanna has personally donated funds to establish the existing center and purchased the facility’s first modern radiotherapy machine, the Equinox Beam. Funds raised from the Diamond Ball will go into improving the center, purchasing equipment and infrastructure planning, a projected cost of $2.4 million.” For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
(1) The Clara Lionel Foundation