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The LEGACY OF HOPE FOUNDATION will produce a historical evening of music and entertainment this December in support of a global campaign to fulfill the last living wish of Nelson Mandela—to build a dedicated children’s hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa. This will be the fifth dedicated children’s hospital serving the entire continent of Africa.
The LEGACY OF HOPE NELSON MANDELA CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL CONCERT will feature 10 premier artist/performers and will be broadcast and streamed worldwide. Interspersed with never before seen documentaries within the performances, these vignettes celebrate Nelson Mandela’s love of children and his dream of free and accessible healthcare for the children of South Africa.
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York City
Saturday, December 13th, 2014.
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This concert and media event will be produced by noted music producer, Eric Gast, CEO of the Legacy of Hope Foundation
The late Dr. Maya Angelou
Christy Turlington Burns
Dame Judi Dench
Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Sir Anthony Hopkins
Sir Ben Kingsley
Salma Hayek Pinault
Elie and Marion Wiesel
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Winner of South Africa’s Got Talent and Legacy of Hope Youth Ambassador, 13-year-old Botlhale Boikanyo grew up inspired by Nelson Mandela. Looking back at his influence on her career as a young girl and poet growing up in South Africa, Bothale recalls — 'He taught me to cherish each moment. I vividly remember seeing him doing the Madiba dance with a smile on his face. You could tell he loved people. He engaged with people. He was an optimist. He believed in so much positivity that nothing could ever bring him down or make him feel sad.'
As a young African-American woman growing up in Alabama, Octavia reflects on how Nelson Mandela and a children’s hospital as a banner to his legacy will continue to inspire long beyond his graceful years.
In support of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, Larry King shares his thoughts and experience when he had the opportunity to meet with Mr. Mandela in South Africa.
Christiane Amanpour speaks with Graça Machel about her late husband, her first TV interview after six months of mourning.
In support of the Legacy of Hope Foundation and the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, Chuck Nice was the emcee for both the 2013 and 2014 Legacy of Hope Mandela Day events held in New York and Los Angeles. At both events, the audience certainly laughed, but they were also given a strong and meaningful message: Nelson Mandela had a final wish. It’s now our turn to work hard and honor this wish and his legacy for future generations.
Soliman, the Melbourne boxer and former IBF World Middleweight Champion, welcomed the opportunity to align himself with the great South African statesman and humanitarian by becoming an Ambassador for the Legacy of Hope Foundation, a group dedicated to bringing Mandela’s last living wish to fruition.