The Wall Street Journal: “Angel Ball Raises $3.7 Million for Cancer Research”

When news broke of the death of fashion designer Oscar de la Renta on Monday evening, it brought the occasionally raucous Angel Ball down to earth. At the Angel Ball, an annual fundraiser thrown by Denise Rich to raise money for a cancer research foundation created in honor of her late daughter, Gabrielle, the de la Renta news spread over Twitter, email and old-fashioned table-hopping during a performance by Nile Rodgers, one of the evening’s honorees.