Miscellaneous

Artists For Peace And Justice Hosts 9th Annual Star-Studded Gala Event During Toronto Film Festival

The Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) Festival Gala, presented by BOVET 1822, returns in 2017 at a new downtown location, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). Held on September 10, the gala celebrates and awards leading cultural icons for their lifetime of service while raising vital funds for APJ’s on going community development work in Haiti. Co-chaired by Natasha Koifman and Suzanne Boyd, the event will be co-hosted by an influential team including APJ Founder Paul Haggis, alongside BOVET 1822 Owner Pascal Raffy, Ben Stiller, Cuba Gooding Jr., Morgan Spurlock, Shantelle and Yannick Bisson, George Stromboulopoulos and more. This year’s Peace and Justice Activism Award recipient will be Jackson Browne, celebrating his lifetime of activism and commitment to peace and social ...

Heidi Klum, Christian Siriano, Jason Wu, Isaac Mizrahi And More Join Charitybuzz Fashion Auction

Charitybuzz is changing online fundraising by design with the introduction of their first ever curated Fashion Auction, part of this year’s successful Charitybuzz Curates program. As New York Fashion Week pitches its tents, Charitybuzz is showcasing their fall line, featuring bidding opportunities on specially curated experiences and one-of-a-kind luxury items — all to benefit charity. The Charitybuzz Fashion Auction runs August 8-24 at Charitybuzz.com/Fashion. Bidding is now open on one-of-a-kind opportunities like: ● Meet Heidi Klum at the Season Finale of Project Runway during NYFW to benefit the Television Academy Foundation ● Meet Christian Siriano with seats to his ready-to-wear show to benefit Delivering Good ● A private cocktail party — for...

Starlight Children’s Foundation And Athletes For Hope Deliver 100,000 Starlight Brave Gowns To Hospitals

Starlight Children's Foundation announces its first major distribution of 100,000 Starlight Brave Gowns to hundreds of Starlight partner hospitals and healthcare facilities across the country, in partnership with Athletes For Hope whose member athletes will help deliver gowns to pediatric patients throughout the U.S. Created with children in mind, Starlight Brave Gowns bring smiles to hospitalized children by transforming drab, uncomfortable and embarrassing hospital garments into fun, comfy and colorful gowns that help sick kids feel like superstars. Thanks to individual donations and a one-for-one matching grant provided by Niagara Cares, Starlight and Athletes for Hope will deliver the first 20,000 gowns this week featuring designs created by Michaels, the program’s official l...

Starlight Children’s Foundation And Athletes For Hope Deliver 100,000 Starlight Brave Gowns To Hospitals

Starlight Children's Foundation announces its first major distribution of 100,000 Starlight Brave Gowns to hundreds of Starlight partner hospitals and healthcare facilities across the country, in partnership with Athletes For Hope whose member athletes will help deliver gowns to pediatric patients throughout the U.S. Created with children in mind, Starlight Brave Gowns bring smiles to hospitalized children by transforming drab, uncomfortable and embarrassing hospital garments into fun, comfy and colorful gowns that help sick kids feel like superstars. Thanks to individual donations and a one-for-one matching grant provided by Niagara Cares, Starlight and Athletes for Hope will deliver the first 20,000 gowns this week featuring designs created by Michaels, the program’s official l...

Mandela’s Vision For A Better World

Tuesday 18th July 2017 marks a significant milestone for The Elders as they celebrate ten years since Nelson Mandela founded the group, brought together for peace, justice and human rights. Video: Mandela's vision for a better worldThe group will gather in Cape Town to celebrate a decade of accomplishments with a screening of the documentary, and to launch their latest campaign, Walk Together; which aims to show solidarity with those who are most downtrodden and vulnerable in today’s world. “We have nothing to lose, we have our careers behind us. So we should be free to raise our voices and steer people in the right direction,” said Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Laureate. The film begins with footage from The Elders’ first meeting in 2007, ...

Mandela’s Vision For A Better World

Tuesday 18th July 2017 marks a significant milestone for The Elders as they celebrate ten years since Nelson Mandela founded the group, brought together for peace, justice and human rights. Video: Mandela's vision for a better worldThe group will gather in Cape Town to celebrate a decade of accomplishments with a screening of the documentary, and to launch their latest campaign, Walk Together; which aims to show solidarity with those who are most downtrodden and vulnerable in today’s world. “We have nothing to lose, we have our careers behind us. So we should be free to raise our voices and steer people in the right direction,” said Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Laureate. The film begins with footage from The Elders’ first meeting in 2007, ...

The Actors Fund Celebrates FAME 35th Anniversary Reunion Concert

The Actors Fund — the national human services organization that helps everyone in performing arts and entertainment in times of need, crisis or transition — celebrated “FAME” 35th Anniversary Reunion Concert on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. A one-night-only celebration of the music and memories that made the television series “FAME” a worldwide phenomenon, this landmark reunion marked the first US concert by the cast since 1985. 100% of the proceeds from the event benefit The Actors Fund’s programs and services. The concert was headlined by “FAME” stars Debbie Allen (“Lydia Grant”), Jesse Borrego (“Jesse Valesquez”), Lee Curreri (“Bruno Martelli”), Cynthi...

Stars Come Out For O2 Silver Clef Awards 2017

The recent O2 Silver Clef Awards 2017 saw over 1000 guests attend the beautiful Grosvenor House Hotel, on Friday 30 June – raising an incredible £660,000 for Nordoff Robbins music therapy. Video: Highlights from the O2 Silver Clefs 2017The famous faces were out in force to support music therapy, and celebrate some of the biggest names in music, including Dame Shirley Bassey, Nile Rodgers and Phil Collins. Pop stars Little Mix were the winners of this year’s Ticketmaster Best Live Act Award, becoming the first female artist or group to receive the honour from the voting public. There was also the hotly-anticipated AEG Presents Auction with some incredible music memorabilia and packages on offer, including hand-written song lyrics from Ed Sheeran, and a VIP experience in L....

Stars Come Out For O2 Silver Clef Awards 2017

The recent O2 Silver Clef Awards 2017 saw over 1000 guests attend the beautiful Grosvenor House Hotel, on Friday 30 June – raising an incredible £660,000 for Nordoff Robbins music therapy. Video: Highlights from the O2 Silver Clefs 2017The famous faces were out in force to support music therapy, and celebrate some of the biggest names in music, including Dame Shirley Bassey, Nile Rodgers and Phil Collins. Pop stars Little Mix were the winners of this year’s Ticketmaster Best Live Act Award, becoming the first female artist or group to receive the honour from the voting public. There was also the hotly-anticipated AEG Presents Auction with some incredible music memorabilia and packages on offer, including hand-written song lyrics from Ed Sheeran, and a VIP experience in L....

Join Ringo Starr And Spread Peace And Love Around The Planet On His Birthday

Ringo Starr has a special birthday wish – he wants everyone in the world to come together for peace and love. Video: JOIN RINGO STARR FOR HIS ANNUAL WORLDWIDE PEACE AND LOVE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONRingo will celebrate his birthday Thursday, July 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, inviting family, friends and the public to come together in a moment of Peace & Love at Noon. This annual event will take place in front of the Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood, California. Ringo is inviting everyone everywhere to think, say, or post #PeaceandLove at noon their local time, thus generating a wave of Peace & Love that moves over the planet on July 7 starting at noon in New Zealand and ending at noon in Hawaii. The Peace & Love birthday celebration was a concept born in 2008 when Ringo was aske...

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Joins The Elders

The Elders are delighted to announce that former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has accepted their invitation to join the group. Ban served two full terms as Secretary-General from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2016, succeeding Kofi Annan who is the current Chair of The Elders. During his time in office, Ban helped spearhead the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and worked intensively to secure the Paris Agreement on climate change in December 2015. He also successfully pressed for the creation of UN Women as part of his wider advocacy for equality for girls and women. Prior to his election as UN Secretary-General, Ban served as South Korea’s foreign minister from 2004-2006 after three decades in the diplomatic service. Kofi Annan, Chair of The Elders, s...

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Joins The Elders

The Elders are delighted to announce that former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has accepted their invitation to join the group. Ban served two full terms as Secretary-General from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2016, succeeding Kofi Annan who is the current Chair of The Elders. During his time in office, Ban helped spearhead the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and worked intensively to secure the Paris Agreement on climate change in December 2015. He also successfully pressed for the creation of UN Women as part of his wider advocacy for equality for girls and women. Prior to his election as UN Secretary-General, Ban served as South Korea’s foreign minister from 2004-2006 after three decades in the diplomatic service. Kofi Annan, Chair of The Elders, s...