Mary J. Blige will perform at the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s annual spring ball on May 18. The singer was wrangled by Tory Burch, who’s chairing the event with Shelly Carr, Dee Dee Ricks and Jamie Tisch, who is moving to New York from Los Angeles this summer.

Dr. Charles Sawyers, who recently won the prestigious Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, will be honored during the event which will be held at the Pierre.

This story first appeared in the April 16, 2010 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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