In a room full of his peers and young people alike, Roger Daltrey was honored at the We Are Family Foundation’s 2018 Celebration Gala, at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
Daltrey was presented with the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peacemaker Award, which honors a person who has made a significant contribution toward promoting a peaceful society.
“I am delighted to receive the 2018 Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peacemaker Award,” says Daltrey in a statement.
“As one of the founders of Teen Cancer America, I am proud to be honored by the We Are Family Foundation, who also recognizes the specific needs of our adolescents and young adults and understands how vital it is that we support them as they strive to positively change the world.”
Also being honored at the gala was hip-hop legend LL Cool J, who received the Humanitarian Award.
“These two incredibly talented individuals are selflessly dedicated to helping others,” We Are Family Foundation founder Nile Rodgers says of Daltrey and LL Cool J.
“We are immensely grateful to them for their efforts to improve the state of humanity and welcome them into our WAFF family.”
Daltrey, LL Cool J and Rodgers’ band Chic performed at the fundraiser. The We Are Family Foundation supports and creates programs promoting cultural diversity while also nurturing and mentoring young people working toward positive change around the world.