Rihanna and celebrities at NYC DKMS Gala talk about the Royal Wedding

Right before the Royal Wedding, Rihanna and an array Hollywood stars visited New York City to appear at the DKMS's 5th Annual Gala.

On Thursday night, Rihanna and headlining celebrities such as Mary J. Blige appeared at the DKMS to raise awareness for leukemia.

US Magazine reports other high profile celebrity guests attending the DKMS Gala included Cyndi Lauper, Eva Mendes, Vera Wang, Leighton Meester, Pharrell Williams, David Bowie and Iman. Mary J. Blige gave a special performance at the event and Sir Elton John also attended.

The stars shone in NYC, raising a record $2.5 million at the Gala to combat leukemia. According to the DKMS websites, "The DKMS mission is to save lives by recruiting bone marrow donors for leukemia patients. DKMS is the largest bone marrow donor center in the world."

If you missed the Gala, you can still make a donation at the DKMS website or by calling toll free to 1-866-340-3567.
With the Royal Wedding only a day away, Rihanna spoke about the happy couple at the DKMS Gala. According to Extra, Rihanna gushed, "It's marriage! It should be exciting. You guys look in love. I'm really excited for you."
Cyndi Lauper also had something to say to Prince William and Kate Middleton,"Live a happy life, you know it's a long road. Be as happy as you can."

On an inside note, Sir Elton John confided, "William is a lovely boy. They're both lovely boys. Their mother would be so proud of them. So pleased that he's marrying what seems to be a really wonderful girl, so good luck to them.

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