The singer, who passed away last year, is going to be honored by the Humane Society with the Impact Award.
Christina‘s family will be on hand to accept the honor, for her devotion to protecting animals.
Just before Christina was killed, she and her fans won the $250,000 grand prize for the Humane Society of the United States in a “social giving” charity event.
And after she was shot, The Humane Society created the Christina Grimmie Animal Medical Fund, which provides veterinary attention and ongoing care for its most critical animal rescue cases.
“She didn’t just possess a beautiful voice – she was a beautiful soul who used her talents to spread a message that we humans should not mete out violence to animals. We will carry her message forward, despite the pain we feel,” Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society said in a statement at the time.
The Humane Society of the United States Farm Animal Protection Gala will be held on April 22nd.
Christina Grimmie‘s family just released her new single, “Invisible” for fans this week and their plan is to set up a new foundation in her name from all the proceeds.
So, what will the foundation actually be for? Christina‘s brother Marcus, shared his thoughts about that in a new interview.
“As a lot of people know, she was super passionate about breast cancer awareness, animal safety, anti-bullying,” he remembers of his slain sister, who was murdered last year in Orlando. “There are so many things. So, we are just figuring out what’s the best way to allocate the funds.”
Marcus also shared that there are a ton of more songs that we can hope to hear from Christina.
“Since about 2015, she’s been just grinding it out, writing songs, and has about 50 to 60 songs that are finished vocally, and she’d just been putting in hard work,” he says. “It’s unbelievable. No one that I have ever met has worked as hard as she has, and that’s for sure. We’re very excited to be doing this the way she wanted it done.”
The late singer’s family debuted the lyric video for the track, which will be out on iTunes at midnight tonight.
“This new project is some of the best music our daughter ever created. She was so excited about the new direction her music was taking,” mom Tina shared with People.
Her father, Bud, adds, “We’re so grateful to Universal Music Group and Republic Records for recognizing our daughter’s potential and amazing talent by expressing a desire to honor her by distributing this music.”