If you follow Reba on social media, you’ve noticed that the superstar has been taking in the sights and sounds of Italy. But her trip also had another purpose.
During Italy’s Celebrity Fight Night event, the Oklahoma native was honored with the Andrea Bocelli Humanitarian Award. The award was presented to her for her charitable work. Previous winners of the award include George Clooney and Lionel Richie. Other celebrities who attended the event in Italy included Clooney, Sharon Stone, Ronnie Dunn, Richie, and The Band Perry.
The five-day charity event raised 12.5 million dollars, enough to build two schools for over 2,500 children in Haiti.
The benefit was for The Andrea Bocelli Foundation and The Mahammad Ali Parkinson Center. Andrea Bocelli Foundation is aimed at supporting those living in poverty or overcoming barriers caused by illness and disability. And the Mahammad Ali Parkinson Center is a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence and a resource for people with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. The Center was established in 1997 by Muhammad Ali.