Kanye West's wife was robbed at gunpoint in her apartment in Paris on 2 October (16), and she has cancelled several public events, including a makeup class in Dubai, since the ordeal, preferring to keep a low profile.

It was originally reported the 35-year-old would skip the Monday night charity event in New York City, but she will join siblings Rob Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, and Khloe Kardashian to honour their late father, Robert, at Cipriani Wall Street. The siblings' mum Kris Jenner will also attend the Angel Ball.

"People were working on convincing her to come last week," a source tells the New York Post's Page Six. "She would join the family onstage to accept the award, but who knows if she will speak for the family."

The Angel Ball, held in conjunction with Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, will fete Robert Kardashian, who died of esophageal cancer in September 2003. Other guests expected include Bob Geldof and Ivana Trump.

Kim has attended the Angel Ball on numerous occasions, and recalled her fondest memories of her dad and his battle with cancer at the event in 2011.

"Not a day goes by when I don't think about him," she said. "My dad didn't really want to tell anyone he was sick. He wouldn't even tell his parents he was sick. He didn't tell them until, like, a week before he passed away."