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The Who's Roger Daltrey will be one of the honorees at the We Are Family Foundation's 2018 Celebration Gala, which takes place Friday, April 27, at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
Daltrey will be presented with the Mattie J.T. Stepanek Peacemaker Award, which honors a person who has made a significant contribution toward promoting a peaceful society.
Roger is known for his ardent support of numerous charities, including the U.K.'s Teenage Cancer Trust and its U.S. counterpart, Teen Cancer America, the latter of which he co-founded with his Who band mate Pete Townshend.
The Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America help fund recreational areas in hospitals specifically geared toward teens and young adults.
"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 will be hip-hop legend LL Cool J, who will receive 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 all will perform 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.
Aerosmith only have one confirmed concert lined up for 2018, a May 5 performance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, but frontman Steven Tyler is preparing to announce his own solo trek, with his backing group The Loving Mary Band.
According to information posted on Tyler's official Facebook page, the trek will run from June to August and will visit venues in North America and Europe.
So far, Tyler's Facebook page has nine confirmed North American dates listed, spanning from a May 12 show in Nashville through a July 11 concert in Calgary, Canada.
The members of The Loving Mary Band contributed to Tyler's debut solo album, the country-flavored We're All Somebody from Somewhere, which was recorded in Nashville and released in 2016.