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Coco Rocha Hosts DKMS X Jimmy Choo Shopping Event

Oct 20, 2016 01:30 pm
International supermodel and DKMS Ambassador, Coco Rocha, and DKMS Global Ambassador and Co-Founder, Katharina Harf, welcomed supporters to the Jimmy Choo store on Madison Avenue this week for an exclusive shopping event to benefitDKMS.

Coco Rocha and Katharina Harf
Coco Rocha and Katharina Harf

DKMS is an international nonprofit dedicated to the fight against blood cancer. DKMSfounder, Peter Harf, spoke about the importance of getting swabbed and potentially saving a life by becoming a bone marrow donor.


“Coco and Jimmy Choo have both been incredible partners as we continue our work to support patients battling blood cancer and to motivate people to register as bone marrow donors. Our mission is as simple as it is life-changing. Everyone can get swabbed and therefore, everyone can become a lifesaving hero,” said Katharina Harf.

The evening also celebrated cancer survivor Anthony Daniels, who was diagnosed with blood cancer at just 19 years old during his sophomore year at Fordham University. Despite four relapses and 30 rounds of chemotherapy, Daniels never gave up trying to find a bone marrow match. While searching for a match, he teamed up withDKMS to help raise awareness about becoming a bone marrow donor. As a result, Daniels’ efforts and story helped register more than 4000 potential bone marrow donors and more than 50 cancer patients found their lifesaving donor matches.


The event, held at Jimmy Choo’s Madison Avenue location offered guests and supporters the opportunity to discover the Jimmy Choo Autumn Winter 2016 Collection.


Richard Gere To Host Impact & Insight Benefit For The Garrison Institute

Oct 20, 2016 12:30 pm

Richard Gere: Profile

Richard Gere is hosting the Impact & Insight Benefit for the Garrison Institute featuring special performances by composer Laurie Anderson, cellist Rubin Kodheli and composer and instrumentalist Jesse Paris Smith.


WHERE: 583 Park Avenue, New York, NY

WHEN: November 1, 2016 at 6:30pm


WHY: A dinner to benefit the Garrison Institute, honoring New York Times best-selling author Dr. Dan Siegel and the Tibetan Buddhist teacher and scholar Gelek Rimpoche.



The Garrison Institute demonstrates and disseminates the importance of contemplative practices and spiritually grounded values in building a more compassionate and resilient future.


Jeffrey Katzenberg And Charlize Theron To Be Honored At amfAR Inspiration Gala LA

Oct 20, 2016 11:15 am

Jeffrey Katzenberg: Profile

On Thursday, October 27, 2016, amfAR, The Foundation forAIDS Research, will honor Jeffrey Katzenberg and Charlize Theron for their outstanding contributions to the fight againstAIDS.

The black tie benefit will be held at Milk Studios in Los Angeles and will be chaired by Aileen Getty and amfAR ChairmanKenneth Cole. Barry Diller and Chelsea Handler will serve as award presenters to Katzenberg and Theron, respectively.

Katzenberg, Chairman of DreamWorks New Media, is a longtime supporter of variousAIDS-related causes and is a Trustee of AIDS Project Los Angeles, which serves more than 11,000 individuals with first-rate HIV/AIDS care and prevention programs and fights for smart, effective HIV-related public policy.

Theron, Academy Award-winning actress and United Nations Messenger of Peace, founded the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) in 2007 to support African youth in the fight against HIV/AIDS. CTAOP supports community-based organizations that implement innovative HIV prevention programs targeting adolescents, providing young people in sub-Saharan Africa with important tools and skills that enable them to live healthy and productive lives.

The two honorees join previous amfAR Award of Inspiration recipients including Goldie Hawn, Aileen Getty, Ryan Murphy, Jennifer Lopez, Kevin Huvane, Jean-Paul Gaultier,Ricky Martin, James Franco, Francisco Costa, Tom Ford, Mario Testino, Robert Duffy/Marc Jacobs International, Miley Cyrus, Andy Cohen, Cher, and Fergie, among others.

Co-chairs of the event include Will Arnett, Antonio Banderas, Matt Bomer and Simon Halls, Steve Buscemi, Nicolas Cage, John Demsey, America Ferrera, amfAR Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby, Jim Gianopulos, Charles Gibb, Jon Hamm, Nayla Hayek, Kevin Huvane, Stephen Huvane, Cheyenne Jackson, Milla Jovovich,Anna Kendrick, Heidi Klum, Donna Langley, Andrew Lipman, Willie Maldonado, Ron Meyer, Dame Helen Mirren, Eddie Murphy, Gary Newman, Denis O’Hare, Sean Patterson, Alan Poul and Ari Karpel, Tricia Quick, Peter Rice, Vincent Roberti, Zoe Saldana, Rich Ross and Adam Sanderson, Jeff Shell, Martin Short, Stacey Snider, Jeffrey Tambor, Dana Walden, Stephen Warren, and Catherine Zeta Jones.

Harry Winston and M•A•C Viva Glam are the Presenting Sponsors. Cadillac andMoët Hennessy are the event’s Signature Sponsors. MILK is the Associate Sponsor. Delta Air Lines is the Official Airline of amfAR.

The Inspiration series was launched in 2010 by amfAR and Josh Wood Productions to celebrate men’s style and fashion while raising funds for the Foundation’s life-savingAIDS research programs. Inspiration galas have taken place in New York, Paris, Los Angeles, Toronto, Miami, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro, raising more than $26 million to date.

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Chelsea Handler Joins Stella McCartney Breast Cancer Campaign

Oct 20, 2016 10:00 am
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, comedian Chelsea Handler strips down to reveal the new Stella Lace bra designed by Stella McCartney.

Chelsea Handler Models Stella McCartney Bra
Chelsea Handler Models Stella McCartney Bra

Serving as a reminder to get checked regularly, a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of the bra will be donated to the Linda McCartney Centre in the UK and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in the US.

“Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women all over the world and does not discriminate,” said Stella. “While most people are aware of this terrible disease, many also do not take the steps to regularly get checked to detect it at its early stages. This set I designed is meant to serve as a reminder to women to consider their health and visit their doctor regularly. It not only looks and fits great, but is also an important healthy reminder.”


Kathy Griffin To Host Bette Midler’s Annual Hulaween Bash

Oct 20, 2016 08:45 am

Bette Midler: Profile

Bette Midler’s Annual Star-Studded Hulaween Bash will be held Oct. 28th at the Waldorf Astoria.

Hosted by Kathy Griffin, and featuring a costume contest judged by Marc Jacobs, a performance by Darlene Love, Bobby Kennedy will be honored for his work within the community, and much, much more.

The evening benefits Bette’s non-profit New York Restoration Project (NYRP), which has been working for more than 20 years to restore open spaces and create healthier environments in NYC by planting trees, renovating gardens, reclaiming park land and fortifying infrastructure in the most densely populated and least green neighborhoods that often lack adequate municipal support.

Find out more about the event here.


Martina McBride Feeds Hundreds On Tour Stop

Oct 20, 2016 07:30 am
On the first stop of her Love Unleashed Tour in Poplar Bluff, MO, country music icon and 14 time Grammy nominee, Martina McBride, and her charity initiative, Team Music Is Love, did something very personal to unleash love on the town – they fed over 300 people in need.

Martina McBride donated a truckload of food and had it delivered to Poplar Bluff
Martina McBride donated a truckload of food and had it delivered to Poplar Bluff

Martina donated a truckload of food and had it delivered to Poplar Bluff a few hours before her performance, on Oct 14, at Black River Coliseum.

“The Martina McBride Mobile Food Pantry” was the first of its kind in partnership with the Bread Shed and Southeast Missouri Food Bank. This happened in an area of the state that has been hit hard with economic loss. The food bank estimates that 1 in 4 people in Missouri may not be able to put food on the table.

Volunteers with the Bread Shed and Martina’s team unloaded and distributed food to people in need. Team Music Is Love volunteers were also at Martina’s show that night to accept food donations to help the Southeast Missouri Food Bank.

Martina’s Instagram post about it is here.

Martina and her team will be doing good works in several of the towns on her Love Unleashed Tour which continued this weekend with a food drive, on Oct 15, to benefit the Dearborn Community Food Pantry around her show in Lawrenceburg, IN.

Through her Team Music Is Love organization, Martina partners with good causes and volunteers to help the towns she’s performing in. The organization has helped food banks, homeless shelters, and hospitals.

The organization also helped build a new playground for kids in Atlanta and started a music education program providing musical instruments to girls at an orphanage in Guatemala.

Fans can sign up to be part of Martina’s team and get a special charity benefit t-shirt
Find all of Martina’s Love Unleashed tour dates


Spotlight: Moby’s Charity Work

Oct 20, 2016 07:00 am


Moby is particularly aligned with organizations and campaigns which aim to protect animals, but he has a personal connection to the domestic abuse cause: he tweeted in September 2014, “when i was 9 i stopped my mom’s boyfriend from stabbing my mom to death. if you mock domestic abuse i have no time for you.”

Read more about Moby’s charity work and events.

Spotlight: Little Kids Rock’s Celebrity Supporters

Oct 20, 2016 06:00 am
Bringing free instruments and rockin’ lessons to kids in underprivileged public schools across the county.

Celebrity supporters

Little Kids Rock has 51 known supporters, including Kelly Clarkson, Slash, and Bonnie Raitt

Areas of work

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