Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has announced the inaugural Janie’s Fund gala night, which will take place on Jan. 28 at Red Studios in Hollywood. He launched the charity in 2015, dedicated to providing protection and counseling for young female victims of abuse, and it’s raised over $2.5 million since then. Janie’s House – named after Aerosmith’s 1989 track “Janie’s Got a Gun” – was established last year in the Atlanta Metro Area to offer shelter from the victims of abuse or neglect, with space for 30 live-in clients and 24-hour medical facilities available.

“The time has arrived to share what we’ve done and what we’re striving for,” Tyler said (via Music-News.com), announcing the event, which will be co-hosted by Alice Cooper, Elton John, Joe Walsh and others. “This inaugural gala is designed to bring my friends and family together so we can continue to provide uplifting and needed support for Janie’s Fund. This gala is more than a night out, it’s a break on through to the other side for these girls whose lives have been stunted. It’s an opportunity to learn of the valuable work we will be doing to get them there. It’s time to bring the awareness out of the darkness and into the light for these girls, for all to see.”

He added, “You can reach the heights of your passion, go all across the entire world and meet people from all walks of life, but the look on these girls’ faces when they know that they’ve found their safe haven, especially after being put through the pain of abuse and neglect. Now, they’re being taken care of by the best of the best in experiential therapy and 24/7 caregiving. Every five minutes, someone comes in and checks in on them and they love it, because they know someone is not coming in to abuse. This event is a testament to the important work happening at Janie’s House.”

The event is set to feature a dinner followed by a performance by Tyler and his country music collaborators Loving Mary. You can learn more about Janie's Fund at their website.

 

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