A star-studded crowd is expected at a pre-Oscars bash to raise funds for the Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research.

The Power and Magic of Music in Movies benefit will be held Sunday at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, with a program by former Oscars conductor and award-winning composer Mark Watters and Veteran newscaster Tom Brokaw are among those currently in treatment for the disease. Former Secretary of state Colin Powell also battled the disease. Event chair Debra Berenson said “We are adding to the oscar experience by producing a unique live and streamed program focused on how the industry’s powerful music is created for film.

We hope to build public awareness … the the same time.”