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Friday 24 June 2022 11:30 PM Nick Cannon and Alyssa Scott announce pediatric cancer foundation in honor of ... trends now
Friday 24 June 2022 11:30 PM Nick Cannon and Alyssa Scott announce pediatric cancer foundation in honor of ... trends now

Friday 24 June 2022 11:30 PM Nick Cannon and Alyssa Scott announce pediatric cancer foundation in honor of ... trends now

Nick Cannon and Alyssa Scott paid tribute to their late son Zen on the day that would have marked his first birthday.

On Thursday night, the 41-year-old television personality and the model hosted a lighting ceremony and announced the founding of a pediatric cancer foundation named after the infant, who tragically passed away at just five months old from brain cancer last December.  

'June 23rd will forever be a day of celebration,' Nick and Alyssa wrote in the caption of their joint Instagram post.

Honoring him: Nick Cannon and Alyssa Scott paid tribute to their late son Zen on the day that would have marked his first birthday

Honoring him: Nick Cannon and Alyssa Scott paid tribute to their late son Zen on the day that would have marked his first birthday

They continued, 'A beautiful lighting ceremony to honor the life of an Angel. Zen’s birth has now transformed into “Zen’s Light”. 

'We are proud to announce his new foundation that will help so many others in this world. “Zen’s Light” mission is to foster global excellence in hope, grief-care, and pediatric healthcare for families and children in need. 

'Thank you for everyone who joined us at this inaugural event, specifically the Children’s Hospital of Orange County and our other beautiful partners. Can’t wait for next year where our Lighting Gala will continue grow to help find a cure for pediatric Cancer, further research and help console more families during difficult times.'

Tribute: On Thursday night, the 41-year-old television personality and the model hosted a lighting ceremony and announced the founding of a pediatric cancer foundation named after the infant, who tragically passed away at just five months old from brain cancer last December.

Tribute: On Thursday night, the 41-year-old television personality and the model hosted a lighting ceremony and announced the founding of a pediatric cancer foundation named after the infant, who tragically passed away at just five months old from brain cancer last December.

The Wild N' Out host and Alyssa included two images from the event in their joint post.  

Nick was clad in an all-white ensemble and Scott wore a mauve gown as they lit a white lantern on a patio surrounded by guests.

In another photo, the two smiled as they stood next to a friend, who held up a black plaque emblazoned with a star shining down on the wording 'Zen's Light'.

Showing her support: On Friday, Alyssa shared another post from the event on her Instagram page. In the first image of her slideshow, she was seen posing in front of a pool with three women, one of which held up a blanket box from the charitable organization Blankets for My Buddies

Showing her support: On Friday, Alyssa shared another post from the event on her Instagram page. In the first image of her slideshow, she was seen posing in front of a pool with three women, one of which held up a blanket box from the charitable organization Blankets for My Buddies

On Friday, Alyssa shared another post from the event on her Instagram page. 

In the first image of her slideshow, she was seen posing in front of a pool with three women, one of which held up a blanket box from the charitable organization Blankets for My Buddies.

She also included a snap of a framed picture of Zen on a wood table. Alyssa and Nick were seen smiling as they posed with guests in a group shot in front of a table, on which block letters that spelled out Zen's name had been placed.

Token of remembrance: She also included a snap of a framed picture of Zen on a wood table

Token of remembrance: She also included a snap of a framed picture of Zen on a wood table

In the caption of her post, Alyssa wrote, 'I woke up inspired by how beautifully interconnected we all are through our experiences. 

'Yesterday was a much needed reminder that we are never alone on this journey. I was especially touched by the strength of CJ Matthew’s who at the time was only 5 when he lost his sibling. 

'Even at his young age it was put on his heart to comfort families by creating @blankies4buddies.' 

Solidarity: Alyssa and Nick were seen smiling as they posed with guests in a group shot in front of a table, on which block letters that spelled out Zen's name had been placed

Solidarity: Alyssa and Nick were seen smiling as they posed with guests in a group shot in front of a table, on which block letters that spelled out Zen's name had been placed

Nick and Alyssa: 'Zen’s birth has now transformed into “Zen’s Light”'

Nick and Alyssa: 'Zen’s birth has now transformed into “Zen’s Light”'

She continued, 'He wanted to ensure every child felt safe, warm and loved during difficult times. Seeing the courage of others, like CJ’s, has completely uplifted and renewed my spirit. 

'I know it’s my calling to walk in my purpose with Zens light. I have so much gratitude and admiration for everyone who attended our celebration for Zens birthday. Thank you to our family, and also to my social media family who extended your thoughts and well wishes!!'

Ahead of the event on Thursday night, Alyssa posted a video featuring sweet moments with Zen, including a

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