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AC Milan & Roc Nation Join Forces In Support Of Frontline Healthcare Workers

AC Milan and Jay Z's Roc Nation have joined forces to honour frontline workers in the fight against Covid-19 both in Italy and throughout the world. Coming together, they have created ‘From Milan With Love’, a virtual live event that will feature performances from a host of global music artists.

‘From Milan With Love’ is set to be held on Sunday, May 3rd at 9 p.m. CET / 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT. The hour long special, which will air on TIDAL (complimentary), DAZN and AC Milan’s official social and digital platforms, including the official AC Milan app, will be hosted by GRAMMY-award winning producer DJ Khaled and Italian television personality and DAZN Presenter Diletta Leotta. Performers will include Alicia Keys, Kelly Rowland, Robin Thicke, Gavin Rossdale and Chris Traynor of Bush, Jay Buchanan of Rival Sons, and Lola Ponce. Additional appearances will be made by global entertainment and sports personalities including Jonas Brothers, Kaká, Thierry Henry, Carlo Cracco, and Danilo Gallinari. 

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Funds raised through the event will benefit Direct Relief and Fondazione Milan, AC Milan’s philanthropic arm. Viewers will be able to donate via the ‘From Milan with Love’ official fundraising page, taking all International transactions, and AC Milan's Official Facebook page, which enables donations in local currency. 

I am immensely proud that AC Milan and Roc Nation have created this platform to say thank you to everyone in Milan, in Italy and around the world who have been on the front line in the fight against Coronavirus,” said Ivan Gazidis, CEO of AC Milan. “This crisis has presented unprecedented challenges for all of us, but the contribution that these key workers have made is humbling, inspiring and will never be forgotten. The participation of such an amazing array of talent in this event will provide a fitting tribute to them and I hope will help to spread a message of hope and optimism during this difficult period. 

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“Roc Nation is honored to partner with AC Milan on such a rewarding initiative, complimenting the incredible work that the club, and Eliott Associates, have done for the Italian community during the COVID-19 crisis,” said Michael Yormark, co-CEO of Roc Nation Unified. “This pandemic stretches across the globe, but the strength, unity, and solidarity displayed by the Italian people during this period of uncertainty has been inspiring. Roc Nation is proud to stand with AC Milan and Direct Relief to join hands in giving back to essential workers who continue to sacrifice their own well-being for the sake of others.”

You can tune into 'From Milan With Love' on Sunday 3 May via AC Milan's social channels, the AC Milan official app, and streaming platforms DAZN and TIDAL.

Daniel Jones

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