The Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills, California will be the host site for the inaugural Awards Gala.

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund was organized a little over a year ago and to date has already raised $500,000, committed to cancer research at the T.J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, and the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston for gastric cancer research. The event will feature gourmet food, silent auction, and a performance by Asia. The Fund, organized by Wendy Dio, is a non-profit cancer fund dedicated to cancer research for the under privileged.

The Stand Up And Shout award will be presented to Rita Haney, for her tremendous fundraising in memory of Dimebag Darrell. For the details click here diocancerfund.org