Steven Tyler of Aerosmith

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Through Janie's Fund, Steven Tyler Raises $2.4 Million for Victims of Abuse

January 30, 2018

On Sunday night (1/28), Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler raised an impressive $2.4 million for victims of abuse, Forbes reports.

The money was raised during the inaugural gala to benefit Tyler’s organization Janie’s Fund, which seeks to provide support and give a voice to abused young girls.

At the close of 2017, Tyler opened Janie’s House to continue his Janie’s Fund mission. There, about 30 girls at a time can be taken in to receive protection, therapy, and “get good from the inside out.”

In a post on Facebook, Tyler makes it clear that through his efforts, he’s not here just to help young girls but to “radicalize the system.”

According to Forbes, the night also served as a GRAMMY-viewing party and concert, as Tyler and his country band, Loving Mary, gave guests a performance of Aerosmith hits “Dream On,” “Walk This Way,” “Sweet Emotion,” and a cover of Janice Joplin’s “Piece of My Heart."