Since 2013, pop princess Britney Spears has been entertaining at sold-out shows during her first ever Las Vegas residency, “Britney: Piece of Me.”
Four years later, the ’90s diva’s inaugural show is still going strong. As of February 2017, the Planet Hollywood-exclusive performance has raked in crazy cash — over $103 million with over 700,000 attendees — making it one of the most successful shows on the strip.
But not everything’s just glitz and glam; her Las Vegas show has a big heart too. The “Toxic” singer has put her money where her mouth is, and it’s all for a great cause.
According to Us Weekly, Spears has raised $1 million for the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation with portions from her “Piece of Me” ticket sales.
The foundation will open the aptly named “Britney Spears Campus” on July 17 to fill the needs of local children and adults who suffer with cancer. The grand opening celebration is set for this October.
Spears admitted in a statement that this accomplishment was the shining glory of her illustrious career:
“There are many things I’ve done in my career that I am proud of, but none more than this. The fact that I was able to use my celebrity status to raise the money to build this incredible facility to help sick children and their families when they need it the most not only brings many tears to my eyes, but really brings tremendous meaning to this amazing journey that I have been on.”
And she’s been on quite the journey. Since releasing her debut single, “…Baby One More Time,” in 1998, Spears has racked up serious accolades. That’s over 99 various music award wins over the last 17 years.
This particular charity is personal for Spears, too. According to her statement, Spears’s aunt, Sandra, passed away from cancer, and the pop star has felt the “devastating” effects that grief and loss can have on a family.
Spears added that she’s “glad” she could help out a charity so near and dear to her heart:
“I’m just glad that I can help in some small way. I want to thank the NCCF for the amazing work they do on a daily basis and I look forward to being there to officially open the Britney Spears Campus of the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation in the fall.”
The Grammy award-winning artist will continue her “Piece of Me” residency until December 2017, when her contract with Caesars Entertainment is set to expire.