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Media Alert: Red Carpet Celebrity Drawing Hope Int’l Masquerade Gala-Sunday March 18, 2012
What: Drawing Hope Int’l Masquerade Gala
HonoringAnnaLynne McCord (90210) with the “Heart of Hope” Award
HonoringLaura Slade Wiggins (Shameless) with the “Point of Courage Award”
MC/HostAmy Paffrath (E! News, MSN, MTV- After Hours)
Live performance byMary Birdsong (The Descendants)
Headline Performance ByJasmine V (Justin Bieber Concert Tour)
Dinner/Celebrity Chef Kai Chase (Obamas, Mary J. Blige, Late Michael Jackson)
Celebrity Red Carpet Host Jackie Christie (Basketball Wives)
When: Sunday March 18th
530pm Media Check in
630pm Red Carpet VIP Reception
800pm Kai Chase Dinner and Celebrity Awards Presentations
930pm Jasmine V Live Performance
Where: The Mark
9320 W. Pico Boulevard LA
Between Beverly Drive and Doheny Drive
Who: Drawing Hope Int’l & Points With Purpose Charity
Pushing the limits of art, compassion and healing, celebrities and young survivors are coming together on the red carpetto show their support for rape and sexual abuse survivors
Twitter: @drawing_hope @IAMannlynnemcc @chefkaichase @jasminevillegas @amypaffrath
Facebook: Drawing Hope International
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Confirmed to attend/honorees/presenters: AnnaLynne McCord (90210), Jasmine V (Justin Bieber Concert Tour), Amy Paffrath (TV Host/E! News/) Kyle Massey (That’s So Raven/Dancing with the Stars), Chris Massey (Zoey 101), Shantel VanSanten (One Tree Hill), Jackie Christie (Basketball Wives) Reid Ewing (Modern Family’s Dylan), Laura Slade Wiggins (Shameless), Garrett Morris (2 Broke Girls), Mary Birdsong (The Descendants), Tracie Dinwiddie (Mr. Brooks), Cress Williams (Friday Night Lights),
Live Performance by Jasmine V: Recording ArtistJasmine Villegas, Fresh offJustin Bieber’sMy World Tour, she can currently be seen as The New Face of Tokidoki Beauty, Exclusively in all Sephora Cosmetic Stores. In Addition, Jasmine Recently Partnered With Microsoft To Shoot The First Ever HTML5 Music Video That Will Premiere March 27, 2012. Jasmine Recently Passed Over 1,027,000 Followers On Twitter and Over 58,000,000 YouTube Views.
Dinner by Celebrity Private Chef Kai Chase: VIP clientele includesPresident Obama, the lateMichael Jackson,Mary J. Blige Oscar winning actorJamie Foxx, Grammy award-winning singerMacy Gray, Featured onGood Morning America,The Today Show,Larry King Live, known for tantalizing the taste buds of Hollywood’s heavy hitters with a fusion of traditional and exotic tastes. Her cookbook titled, “Fit For a King…Recipes Inspired by my Culinary Journey as the Personal Chef to Michael Jackson” will hit bookstores winter 2012.
About Drawing Hope: Serving tens of thousands of members in 150 countries, Drawing Hope is a charitable organization that – through art – serves survivors of abuse and other life struggles. Completely unique in their approach to drawing survivors of rape and sexual abuse out of shame, Drawing Hope helps survivors connect with their own strength, beauty, sensuality and freedom.
The glamorous evening will focus on one of Drawing Hope’s many powerful projects,Points With Purpose. Founded by celebrity artist David Ilan (who’s famous subjectsinclude Scarlett Johansson, David Beckham, Jerry Seinfeld), Points with Purpose uses David’s Pointillism technique, which is drawing using only dots – little dots that have changed and saved lives. For every survivor who signs up for Points With Purpose, one, free, hand-drawn dot is placed in a portrait. One dot equals one survivor and the dots come together to represent a survivor who feels confident, proud and beautiful.
The Heart of Hope Award: Drawing Hope International Heart of Hope Award will recognizes AnnaLynne McCord for inspiring tremendous hope in our community. AnnaLynne is a shining light for survivors of rape and sexual abuse as she open-heartedly shares the passion she feels for the healing journey they face. AnnaLynne generously gives of her time and energy to various related charities and supportive projects, and gracefully uses her notoriety to inspire survivors to help one another embrace their own strength, beauty and freedom.
The Point of Courage Award: Drawing Hope is recognizing Laura Slade Wiggins for her daring portrayal of Karen Jackson onShameless. Survivors are usually portrayed as either broken (“let’s feel bad for her”) or as a superhero (“she learned to fight and got revenge”). Her portrayal of Karen, a more complicated character, who’s vulnerable but flawed, and not always sympathetic.
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Staff for the evening will be in masquerade costume, creating a wonderfully revealing event as we remove the mask of shame and celebrate individuals who have made a difference for all of us. There will be a silent and live auction, featuring exclusive items like a private cooking lesson with celebrity chef, Kai Chase and a Pink Fender Squire electric guitar signed by celebrities including Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Chaka Khan, Lil Jon, Sheila E., Jasmine V. and more.
Event produced by Gavin Keilly of GBK Productions and Jolson Creative Image PR is handling the celebrity outreach and media relations.
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At The GBK Oscar Lounge, celebrities joined in support of Drawing Hope Int’l and received a point on the drawing by artist David Ilan - LIVE! - that will be showcased at the gala including:Melissa McCarthy(Bridesmaids),Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead),Dermott Mulroney (The Grey),Frankie Muniz (Malcom in the Middle),Marcia Gay Harden (Mystic River),Dallas Roberts (The Grey) ),Annalynne McCord (90210),JK Simmons (The Closer ), Teri Polo (Meet The Parents),Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids), Cress Williams (Friday Night Lights), Jim Rash (The Descendants),Jennifer Aspen (GBC),Lou Gossett Jr. (Oscar Winner), Garrett Morris (2 Broke Girls),Kate Flannery (The Office),Iqbal Theba (GLEE),Kristi Lauren (I Hate My Teenage Daughter),Mary Birdsong (The Descendants),Zach Woods (The Office),Aisha Dee (I Hate My Teenage Daughter),Ali Febowsky (The Bachelorette), Chelsea Rendon (A Better Life),Colton Gramm (Something Borrowed),Reshma Shetty (Royal Pains),Rex Linn (CSI Miami),Richard Middleton (Exec Producer The Artist),Russell Hornsby (Grimm),Samantha Harris (DWTS),Siedah Garrett (Oscar nom/best song/Rio),Sugar Ray Leonard (The Fighter).