Elton John Ball Raises $5 Million

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May 1, 2012 | 7:31am EST

Sir Elton John helped raise more than $5 million for charity at a New York fundraiser with pal Elizabeth Hurley on Monday.
The Rocket Man was the star performer at the annual Hot Pink Party in aid of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
Hurley, who attended the Big Apple ball with her fiance Shane Warne, stepped onstage to surprise Sir Elton with a bouquet of pink flowers after his set.
And the actress later took to Twitter.com to pay tribute to late Estee Lauder boss Evelyn Lauder, who founded the BCRF.
She tweeted, “In NY for the big Breast Cancer Research Foundation fundraiser tonight. Will very much miss my friend Evelyn. Massive thanks to everyone there tonight. Elton played so beautifully and we raised over 5 million dollars.”