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2017 Los Angeles Mission Gala To Honor Catherine Zeta-Jones

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The Los Angeles Mission has announced that its 7th Annual Legacy of Vision Gala will honor multiple award-winning actress Catherine Zeta Jones.

Jones will be honored with Anne Douglas’s namesake Award at the November 9th gala.

Top Chef winner Michael Voltaggio will receive the Legacy of Vision Award at the Mission’s gala. He is the owner of the popular new restaurant ink.well.

The gala event will be hosted by Michaela Pereira, Anchor and host of the daily program “Michaela” on Hln. Music will be provided by country music star Adam Craig.

The Anne Douglas Award is given each year to the person who has made significant contributions to the community. The award is named for Mrs. Douglas, the benefactor of the Los Angeles Mission’s Anne Douglas Center for Women and the wife of actor Kirk Douglas.

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Darryl McDaniels Honored At Seeds Of Hope Gala

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Wednesday night was an evening of awareness and a celebration of those who tirelessly fight discrimination against mental illness, as Darryl "Dmc" McDaniels — founder of Run Dmc and mental health advocate — was honored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City (Nami-nyc Metro) with their “Mental Health Advocate of the Year” award during the organization’s annual “Seeds of Hope” gala in New York City.

Darryl McDaniels Performs At Seeds Of Hope Gala

PIX11’s Andy Adler served as host and emcee of the evening.

After receiving his award, McDaniels performed some of his biggest hits for attendees and went on to tell the crowd that it was depression that nearly cost him his life by suicide until he sought treatment through therapy. He added, “While I didn’t mean this to rhyme, I mean it when I say ‘if you remove the guilt and shame, you remove the pain. »

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More Stars Named For 17th Annual 24 Hour Plays

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More favorites of stage and screen have joined the star-studded line-up for the 17th-Annual 24 Hour Plays on Broadway.

Michael Shannon, Rachel Dratch, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Paul Sparks, Annie Parisse, Carolyn Cantor and Leslye Headland are the latest to join the exceptional group of artists who will come together to write, direct and perform six original plays within 24 hours. The culminating performance will take place on Monday, October 30th at 8:00pm at the American Airlines Theatre.

Proceeds from the one-night-only performance benefit the Company’s program supporting theatre professionals 25 and under through The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals and The Lilly Awards Foundation’s work supporting women in theatre and promoting gender parity.

As previously announced, this year’s cast also features Raul Castillo, Josh Charles, Jackie Cruz, Jennifer Esposito, Noah Galvin, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Nina Hellman, Cush Jumbo, Mia Katigbak, Lola Kirke, Russell G. Jones, Orlando Pabotoy, Christina Ricci, Jonathan Marc Sherman, »

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Royals Join Paddington Bear For Charity Train Ride

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry joined children from the charities they support on board a Belmond British Pullman train at Paddington Station this week.

The Duchess Of Cambridge Meets Paddington Bear

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During the event – hosted by Studiocanal with support from BAFTA through its BAFTA Kids programme – cast and crew from the forthcoming film Paddington 2 met Their Royal Highnesses before joining the children on their journey through the English Countryside. The Duke and Duchess and Prince Harry spent time meeting the young guests on board the 1920s and 30s vintage carriages that form the sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

The morning was a unique opportunity for members of Their Royal Highnesses’ Charities Forum to nominate some of the children they support – many going through difficult times in their lives – for a special trip aboard the train.

There are over 30 organisations involved in The Charities Forum, »

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Spotlight: Michael Caine's Charity Work

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Caine co-hosted the Nobel Peace Concert in 2008 with Scarlett Johansson to honour Nobel Peace Prize recipient Martti Ahtisaari for his work on mediation in crisis areas over the past three decades.

Charities & foundations supported

Michael Caine has supported the following charities:

21st Century LeadersBarbara Davis Center for Childhood DiabetesBritish Forces FoundationElton John AIDS FoundationHelp for HeroesNot On Our WatchPACTSightsavers InternationalVariety ClubWhatever It Takes Read more about Michael Caine's charity work and events. Related articles Stars Sparkle for Elton John AIDS FoundationStars Design Plates For CharityHelp For Heroes Gets Royal TreatmentSir Elton John's White Tie And Tiara Party Hits The BeachStars Give Spectacles To Charity

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Trisha Yearwood Honored For Work With Habitat For Humanity

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Last week, Grammy Award-winning artist and Atlanta native, Trisha Yearwood, received a proclamation from the state of Georgia, for her exemplary work with non-profit organization, Habitat For Humanity.

Former President, Jimmy Carter, surprised Yearwood on stage at one of her tour stops last week in her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, to present her with the proclamation. Carter and Yearwood are longtime friends who met and have bonded over their work with the organization that builds homes and communities for those who need shelter and aid.

“It’s such an honor to receive recognition from my home state of Georgia, and to have President Jimmy Carter, a man who has inspired me, present my proclamation, is truly special,” stated Yearwood. “The work Habitat for Humanity does is so important and I’m humbled to be a part of their organization. I hope to continue working on site builds for a very long time. »

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Spotlight: Greenpeace's Celebrity Supporters

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Focusing on the most crucial worldwide threats to our planet’s biodiversity and environment

Celebrity supporters

Greenpeace has 66 known supporters, including Annie Lennox, Paul McCartney, and Bono

Areas of work AnimalsEnvironmentConservation Read more about Greenpeace's work and celebrity supporters. Related articles Eliska Sursova: Saving stolen animals in Southern AfricaElissa Sursara's Comfort in CharityLook To The Stars Asks Melora HardinWhatever It Takes For ChristmasEmma Thompson Buys Land To Stop Heathrow Extension

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A Galaxy Of Human And Animal Stars Team Up For Night Of Unforgettable Television

18 October 2017 10:45 AM, PDT

For animal lovers and star gazers, it’s television’s biggest night of the year….and it’s coming soon. Following nearly a million votes by the American public, the nation’s most courageous canines of the year will be revealed on the American Humane Hero Dog Awards, sponsored by the Lois Pope Life Foundation, Inc. and broadcast nationwide on Hallmark Channel October 25 at 8 pm/7 Ct.

The “Oscars for Dogs” features a veritable galaxy of two-legged stars, including hosts James Denton and Beth Stern, Jay Leno, Billy Crystal, Vivica A. Fox, Alison Sweeney, Bailee Madison, Danica McKellar, Daisy Fuentes, Carrie Ann Inaba, Barbara Niven, Brandon McMillan, Lacey Chabert, Danielle Fishel, Wells Adams, Josie Bissett, Kellie Martin, Debbie Matenopolous, Mark Steines, Cameron Mathison, Alexa and Carlos Penavega, Courtney Thorne-Smith, and Alicia Witt during the annual gala at the Beverly Hilton. Richard Marx provides the lead musical performance.

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Stars Join Team Nanci At La County Walk To Defeat Als

18 October 2017 9:30 AM, PDT

Nanci Ryder’s “Team Nanci” once again participated in the annual La County Walk to Defeat Als, on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Exposition Park in Los Angeles.

Courteney Cox and Renee Zellweger

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After being diagnosed with Als in 2014, Nanci bravely decided to share her battle with the public to raise awareness and support for the Als community. She and her many friends are “Team Nanci,” and raised over $100,000 for the cause as they participated in the 15th Annual La County Walk to Defeat Als, hosted by The Als Association Golden West Chapter. The 1-mile walk was accessible and open to the public and all funds raised supported the mission priorities of The Als Association Golden West Chapter in care services, public policy, and research. The event had over 2,200 participants who raised nearly $500,000 for the cause.

Team Nanci included Courteney Cox, Renee Zellweger, Matt Bomer, »

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Uzo Aduba To Be Honored At Human Rights Campaign National Dinner

18 October 2017 8:15 AM, PDT

Today, the Human Rights Campaign (Hrc) — the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (Lgbtq) civil rights organization — announced that U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris will speak and two-time Emmy Award-winning actress Uzo Aduba will be honored at the 21st annual Hrc National Dinner on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at the Washington Convention Center.

“Senator Kamala Harris is a champion of equality who is committed to helping us fight back against the Trump-Pence administration’s all-out war against the Lgbtq community,” said Hrc President Chad Griffin. “Throughout her career in public life, Senator Harris has fought for the equal dignity of the Lgbtq community, and she is a national leader in the resistance against the politics of hate and fear. We look forward to welcoming Senator Harris to this year’s Hrc National Dinner.”

“Using her incredible talent to help change countless hearts and minds, Uzo Aduba is a »

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The Elders Applaud Palestinian Reconciliation; Renew Call For End To Blockade Of Gaza

18 October 2017 7:00 AM, PDT

The Elders warmly welcomed the reconciliation agreement reached by Fatah and Hamas in Cairo last Thursday.

The agreement is an essential step towards the full reunification of the West Bank and Gaza, and keeps alive prospects for the peaceful emergence of a Palestinian state.

After 10 years of internal conflict, and several previous failed attempts at reconciliation, the latest developments also hold out the prospect of an end to the blockade of Gaza. During this period, the lives of over two million Gazans have been blighted by three destructive wars and tight restrictions on the movement of people and goods in and out of the territory.

The Elders commended the crucial role played by the Egyptian Government in bringing about this latest – and most promising – reconciliation initiative.

Kofi Annan, Chair of The Elders and former Un Secretary-General, said: “The restoration of a single authority throughout the occupied territories is long overdue. »

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$20 Million David Geffen Fund Gift Announced At Aftd Benefit

18 October 2017 5:45 AM, PDT

Today the dementia epidemic affects millions of Americans, with the numbers only projected to increase in years ahead. On Thursday night, Aftd’s Hope Rising Benefit drew more than 425 attendees, who gathered seeking to bring an end to frontotemporal degeneration (Ftd), the most prevalent cause of dementia for people under 60.

Held at The Pierre Hotel in New York City, the event marked the passing of Si Newhouse. Aftd’s CEO Susan L-j Dickinson announced that the organization had received a major gift in Si’s honor: The David Geffen Foundation has now established the David Geffen Fund at Aftd. Contributions to this Fund will provide a total of $20 million over the next ten years to sustain and deepen Aftd’s work to end Ftd.

The gift represents a close friendship between Mr. Geffen and Si Newhouse, both dedicated art collectors with similar tastes who frequently found themselves bidding against each »

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Spotlight: Metallica's Charity Work

18 October 2017 4:00 AM, PDT

According to the Live Earth Official Blog, drummer Lars Ulrich says of his commitment to Live Earth:

“I want the buck to stop here, now. I want lawmakers and laws to impose change. Nothing else will keep this world safe for my sons.”

Immediately after the concert, Metallica’s Live Earth performance is going to be available for download for a small fee. All money raised will benefit climate charities hand-selected by the band: Sierra Club, The Apollo Alliance, WWF, and Rainforest Action Network.

Charities & foundations supported

Metallica has supported the following charities:

Apollo AllianceBridge SchoolLive EarthLove Our Children USAMusiCaresRainforest Action NetworkSierra ClubSilverlake Conservatory of MusicSTOMP Out BullyingWWFYouth Music Read more about Metallica's charity work and events. Related articles Live Earth Rocks the PlanetNeil Young Organizes Benefit ConcertBid Now For Christmas GiftsMetallica, Scars on Broadway Perform for Silverlake ConservatoryMetallica And Ozzy Donate To Charity

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Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation To Host 28th Annual A Time For Heroes Family Festival

18 October 2017 4:00 AM, PDT

On Sunday, October 29, The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (Egpaf) will celebrate its 28th annual A Time for Heroes family festival at Smashbox Studios in Culver City.

A Time for Heroes raises critical funds needed to end AIDS in children. Since its founding and the first A Time for Heroes festival 28 years ago, Egpaf has reached over 27 million women worldwide with lifesaving services. As always, there will be delicious food from top local eateries, games for all ages, and high-energy entertainment, including live music by Ocean Park Standoff.

Who:

The 2017 Heroes Host Committee includes: Ed Harris (Westworld; The Last Full Measure), Martel & Tony Hale(Veep), Tori Spelling (Beverly Hills, 90210) & Dean McDermott (Chopped Canada), Mason Cook (Speechless), Tia Mowry-Hardrict (The Game), Tamera Mowry-Housley (The Real), Rebecca Gayheart (Grey Lady) & Eric Dane (Grey’s Anatomy; The Last Ship), Nolan Gould (Modern Family), Gilles Marini (Sex and the City; Switched at Birth), Nia Long »

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Spotlight: Partners in Health's Celebrity Supporters

18 October 2017 3:00 AM, PDT

The mission of Partners in Health is based on solidarity, rather than charity alone. When a person in Peru, or Siberia, or rural Haiti falls ill, Pih uses all of the means at their disposal to make them well—from pressuring drug manufacturers, to lobbying policy makers, to providing medical care and social services. Whatever it takes.

Celebrity supporters

Partners in Health has 5 known supporters, including George Clooney, Madonna, and Jeff Gordon

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Caesars Entertainment And Ringo Starr Donate $200,000 To Nevada Resort Association's Vegas Strong Fund

17 October 2017 10:45 AM, PDT

Thursday evening, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino headliner Ringo Starr and wife Barbara Starkey, through their Lotus Foundation, along with Caesars Entertainment’s President and CEO Mark Frissora each donated $100,000 to the Nevada Resort Association’s Vegas Strong Fund.

Jan Jones Blackhurst, Barbara Starkey, Ringo Star and Caesars Entertainment President and CEO Mark Frissora

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This is part of Caesars Entertainment’s total contribution of $2 million to support the victims of the Las Vegas tragedy and their families.

Jan Jones Blackhurst who serves as Chairwoman of the Nevada Resort Association was present to receive the donations which will go to their Vegas Strong Fund. The fund was launched yesterday to pool together resources to contribute and distribute additional funds to those impacted by this tragedy and to support community organizations and its brave first responders.

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amfAR Raises More Than $2 Million At Eighth Annual Los Angeles Gala

17 October 2017 9:35 AM, PDT

Tom Hanks, James Corden, Diane Sawyer, Heidi Klum, Melanie Griffith, Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson, Sean Penn, Sophia Bush, Dermot Mulroney, Dita Von Teese, and amfAR Chairman of the Board Kenneth Cole were among those who gathered at Ron Burkle’s Historic Green Acres Estate for the eighth annual amfAR Gala Los Angeles.

The event paid tribute to Academy Award-winning actress, Julia Roberts, in recognition of her profound commitment to the fight against HIV/AIDS, as well as countless other humanitarian causes. The gala, presented by Harry Winston, M•A•C Viva Glam, and Amtd Group, raised over $2 million for amfAR’s life-saving research programs.

Cheyenne Jackson, Natasha Bedingfield, Victoria Justice, Busy Philipps, Julianne Nicholson, Ryan Murphy, Cara Santana and Jesse Metcalfe, Maria Cuomo Cole, Selita Ebanks, Bethenny Frankel, Ashley Greene, Connie Britton, Colton Haynes, Jeff Leatham, Patricia Bonaldi, Sistine Stallone, Daniel Levy, Viktor Luna, Mia Maestro, Angela Missoni, Ongina, and others were also in attendance. »

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The Elders Deplore Us Decertification Of Iran Nuclear Deal As Threat To Peace

17 October 2017 8:15 AM, PDT

The Elders have deplored in the strongest terms the decision of Us President Donald Trump to decertify the Iran nuclear deal as a threat to global peace and stability.

They noted that the decision flies in the face of official statements from the Us Defense Secretary James Mattis, Chairman of the Us Joint Chief of Staff General Joseph Dunford and the International Atomic Energy Authority that Iran is fully complying with the deal.

The Elders called on the other signatories to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (Jcpoa) – Iran, the United Kingdom, France, China, Russia, Germany and the European Union – to continue to do everything in their power to sustain the spirit and implementation of the accord.

They also urged members of the Us Congress to refrain from imposing fresh sanctions on Iran, as a step likely to strengthen hardliners. The Elders believe that, instead, paths for serious confidential dialogue »

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Hoda Kotb To Host Breast Cancer Research Foundation NYC Symposium And Awards Luncheon

17 October 2017 7:00 AM, PDT

The October Breast Cancer Research Foundation NYC Symposium and Awards Luncheon showcases Bcrf as an engine that propels promising research and an empowering resource for worldwide research efforts.

The event will be hosted by Hoda Kotb.

It is at this event that millions of dollars are announced as being directed toward grants to over 250 Bcrf-funded investigators whose research projects are aimed at prevention and a cure for breast cancer. The Foundation’s loyal donors, corporate supporters, and fully funded researchers come together to celebrate the game-changing financial investment that Bcrf continues to make in the breast cancer research arena. Each year, one Bcrf grantee is honored with the Jill Rose Award for outstanding research excellence and the Sandra Taub Humanitarian Award is presented to a noble individual for their commitment and passion for the cause.

Expected guests include Rachel Bay Jones (“Dear Evan Hansen”), Kimiko Glenn (“Orange is the New Black”), Nastia Liukin, »

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Katherine Schwarzenegger To Read New Children's Book At PETA Empathy Center

17 October 2017 5:45 AM, PDT

On Saturday, October 21, PETA's Empathy Center in Silver Lake will welcome author and former first daughter of California Katherine Schwarzenegger for a special reading of her new children’s book, Maverick and Me, followed by a book signing.

The book tells the story of a sweet little pup who needs a home — and the little girl who saves the day (and the dog!).

The event, hosted by PETA Kids, will also feature hands-on activities, including making catnip toys and coloring “Adoption Is Love” postcards to share with friends and family members.

When: Saturday, October 21, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Where: The PETA Empathy Center, 2624 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles

Vegan lunch or snacks will be provided, and admission is free. Guests are asked to bring a blanket, towel, or toy to be donated to Los Angeles County animal shelters.

PETA’s motto is “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, »

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