Sam Sarpong & Vanessa Curry hosted Hearts for Hope Luncheon & Fashion Show benefiting Union Rescue Mission
Nestle awarded Service Award at the Hearts for Hope Luncheon & Fashion Show 2013.
On February 9, 2013, the Hearts for Hope Fashion Show & Luncheon was held at the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village located at 2 Dole Dr, Westlake Village, CA 91362 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This grand event was held to benefit the “Union Rescue Mission’s Hope Gardens Family Center.
With all the supporters who came out to contribute, this will help women and children. Hope Garden’s Family Center is a transitional living and permanent housing facility designed for women and children. The facility provides a comprehensive program to help self-empowered independent living in 12-36 months. At the end of the program, the goal is for head of household to have a stable income and move in a home on their own. It is a great program that helps the women and children in need to get back on their feet. With monies raised, the center can continue to assists those who are in the program.
The event started at 10:00 a.m., featuring a photo area for guest to have their picture taken, silent auction, celebrities interviews, fashion show, and vendors displaying their products for guests to bid on the silent auction. Many companies contributed items to be auctioned off at the event to help support this great organization.
Many contributors were able to select from goods such as wine, baskets full of goodies, hotel stays, airline trips, hotel resorts stay, autograph items such as a baseball, and purses. Also a various vendors displayed their goods to be purchased. Selections such as jewelry, wine, dresses, blouses, and glass ware were many to choose from and take home.
Once the silent auction ended, people started to head towards the ball room to be seated for lunch. The Mistress and Master of Ceremony Vanessa Curry who is a solo artist and professional dancer, and Sam Sarpong who is an actor, supermodel, host, singer and an entertainer were introduced.
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Nestle, named one of the most admired food companies who provides quality brands and products from nutritious meals and baking traditions made delicious was honored with the “Heart for Service Award Honoree”. Also, Bente Christensen and the Get’ Er Done Team was also awarded the “Hearts for Service Award Honoree”. Bente is a TV Production Designer who has worked on a variety of TV shows. The “Get Er’ Done” team is a group of the Bente’s family, friends, and professional associates that makes a difference n the lives of the women and children that live at the Hope Gardens’.
“Rebecca Taylor” and “VINCE” designers had models walk the runway to show some of their spring collection. Rebecca’s designs were natural colors ranging from blue, brown and white dresses and short pants. Cool material was a best fit for her spring collection. A little sparkle added made it look dressy for a special event. “VINCE” cool blazer jackets and casual pants made the male models look chic and ready to hit the town. Jeans never go out of style, so just adding a jacket or blazer makes an outfit look stylist, and can be worn anywhere and anytime.
Overall, the committee, Board of Directors, staff, and contributors were pleased that many funds were raised today to help in continuing the programs at the “Union Rescue Mission’s Hope Gardens Family Center”. If you would like to contribute, please feel free to go to their website at www.urm.org. Make a difference and give to those in need.
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On Friday, October 5, 2012 Diversity News Publications, founder of Diversity News Team #3960 for AIDS Walk LA 2012 and publisher of Diversity News Magazine announced that professional Model, Writer and Web Goddess Heathyr Wolfe has joined Diversity News #3960. She has been officially named and welcomed as the new team leader of Diversity News #3960 for AIDS Walk LA 2012.
“I am personally dedicating and contributing my time and self to LA AIDS Walk Los Angeles for a number of reasons. I have been affected by this disease having lost a number of close friends, as well as know others who are currently infected with HIV or AIDS. These people are not just friends but my extended family. They have taught me they are not dying from AIDS but living with it. They have a right to not only medical treatment but a better chance at living a full life.” said Heathyr Wolfe, team leader of Diversity News 3960.
Since 2003, Diversity News Team #3960 has been recruiting members to walk the 10k (6.2 mile) main event and raise money for AIDS Walk LA, benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles and other non-profit organizations in Los Angeles County.
“Recently we have made huge leaps in HIV/AIDS medical fields having the first man ever to be 100% cured from HIV. Every moment of our time is precious in creating this as a reality for everyone affected by this disease. By joining AIDS Walk LA I hope to make that a reality.” Ms Wolfe concluded.
Diversity News Publications is always looking for ways to give back to the community. A wonderful way to do this is by participating in AIDS WALK Los Angeles, benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles and other nonprofit community organizations. AIDS Walk LA is Sunday, October 14, 2012. You can still register or make a donation online for the 28th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles by visiting http://www.aidswalk.net/
“It is an honor and pleasure to introduce and welcome Ms. Heathyr Wolfe to our 2012 Team. She graciously accepted the volunteer position to help us with our team fundraising goal. Please help me to welcome her to the Diversity News Publications Family of Companies and I ask you to work with her and help her with ideas to raise money so that we can help more people fight HIV and AIDS.” said Al Vaquero, CFO of Diversity News Publications.
Currently Diversity News Magazine is a media partner of The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA), LA Fashion Weekend at Sunset Gower Studios, The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce LA and The Ferret Squad, the Movie, The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) for Spirit Day, The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) 2012 ALMA Awards and many others. It is also a member of FACC Los Angeles and The Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association.
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About Heathyr Wolfe:
Heathyr Wolfe is a professional Model, Writer and Web Goddess based in Los Angeles. She is best recognized by her signature red hair. She has been a professional editorial and commercial model for over 8 years and has worked in Fashion since 2007. She has been writing professionally since 2006. Heathyr wrote for the Rock City News as a music critic for approximately 2 years and as a paid writer for eroszine.com. She has been an Independent Contractor and is well versed in all fields of media Her background includes experience working on stage and screen, dancing and as a fire dancer/eater as well as teacher for 7 years.
For more information visit http://www.HeathyrWolfe.com
About Diversity News Team #3960:
Diversity News team was created and established by Esteban Escobar aka Steven Escobar. The group’s purpose and mission is to give back to the community and to help raise funds for AIDS education, awareness, prevention and medical research. Since 2003, Diversity News Team #3960 has been recruiting members to walk the 10k (6.2 mile) main event and to raise money for AIDS Walk LA benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles and other non-profit organizations in the Los Angeles County. Team Diversity News 3960 hopes to continue to raise money and will continue to help raise awareness and funds in the future for not only Los Angeles County, but internationally as well. For more information visit http://www.diversitynews3960.wordpress.com
About AIDS Walk Los Angeles:
Since 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has raised more than $72 million for HIV programs and services throughout Los Angeles County, and has grown into one of the largest AIDS fundraising events in the country. In 2011 alone, 30,000 participants, many of whom were members of 1,600 corporate and community teams, raised nearly $3 million for AIDS Project Los Angeles and 20 other AIDS service organizations. For more information visit http://www.aidswalk.net/
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On Saturday, March 3, 2012, Ric O’Barry, star of the Academy Award winning film, “The Cove,” was honored at a red carpet fundraising event, “A Night For The Dolphins.” The posh affair was held in a Beverly Hills mansion owned by James Costa and raised much needed funds to continue to save slaughtered Dolphins around the world and advance awareness for the protection of them.
Tickets were $150 each, which included vegan hors d’oeuvres, a cocktail reception, champagne toast and a generous gift bag. Around 200 people crowded into the scenic home and were entertained by vocalist Mia Maestro with a DJ set by Michelle Rodriguez, a seasoned actress from the popular TV series, “Lost.”
A new PSA, ‘Kids Speak Out Against Dolphin Captivity” was shown at the party, which featured children – “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.” Ric O’Barry was introduced to a supportive audience by event producer Deborah Bassett and brought the crowd up to speed with the latest happenings around the world stating that “(The dolphin) hunting ended early this year, due to lack of demand. It usually goes from September to April.” He continued, “I guarantee (the hunting) will stop.” Speaking over a cheering flock of supporters, he explained that they had signed contracts with other places and that had stopped hunting completely. He made it clear that he “likes” Japan, and only “has an issue with certain men who are killing the dolphins.” He ended saying, “this is an ongoing campaign and thank you so much for supporting it.”
Well known animal activist and Animal Alliance Founder, Ellen Lavinthal said, “Tonight is a night for the protection of the intelligent and sensitive mammals of the seas– the dolphins who are needlessly slaughtered, all for the sake of having entertainment at Sea World and other water parks.” Environmental activist, Earth Island/Dolphin Project consultant and “A Night For The Dolphins” event producer Deborah Bassett explained, “Ric is one of the most dedicated activists working on behalf of marine mammal protection and wildlife conservation on the planet today. I have a profound respect and admiration for his sincere desire and tireless mission to eradicate dolphin slaughters around the world and put an end to the captive dolphin industry.” Bassett continued, “Having worked in the field with Ric in Taiji and as a consultant for Earth Island Institute and Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project, I have witnessed firsthand his unique approach and it is one that encompasses the people of Japan. Ric has always been about embracing the culture and working with the Japanese people to effect change from within as he understands that this is ultimately where it needs to come from. He remains steadfast in this vision and those of us who are honored to work so closely with him support his efforts 100%.”
Ric O’Barry was first recognized in the 1960’s for capturing and training five dolphins, which were used in the well-known TV series “Flipper.” After witnessing the ‘suicide’ of one of the beloved “Flipper” dolphins, Kathy, who swam into his lap and died, O’Barry made a radical turn around and began combating the industry which captures dolphins. In 1970 he founded the Dolphin Project, a group that aims to educate the public about captivity, and whenever possible, free dolphins. He was front and center in the 2009 Academy Award-winning film, “The Cove” which used brilliant and gutsy covert techniques to expose the yearly dolphin hunting drive that occurs in Taiji, Japan.
Prominent guests who came out to honor Ric O’Barry included One Tree Hill’s Sophia Bush, Ed Begley Jr., Veteren actress Joanna Cassidy, Breaking Dawn actress Maggie Grace, Biggest Loser fitness icon, Jillian Michaels, Licoln O’Barry, Hit recording artist Fawn, Lost actress Michelle Rodriguez, Whale Wars Ady Gil, Q’orianka Kilcher, Leilani Munter, Eric Balfour, Lina Esco, Abilgal Spencer, Ashley Scott, Lasse Larsen and Steve Hart.
Some of the event sponsors were Zico Coconut Water, Golden Mean Café’, Julian Hard Cider, Ecojoia and many more. All proceeds benefitted Richard O’Barry’s Dolphin Project, a campaign under the International Marine Mammal Project at the non-profit Earth Island Institute.
To find out more about Richard O’Barry and the Dolphin Project, go to www.dolphinproject.org and Dolphin PSA
Ty London from Tri London Bartenders named Team Leader of Diversity News #3960 for AIDS Walk LA 2011
On Thursday, July 28, 2011 Diversity News Publications, publisher of Diversity News Magazine, announced that Ty London, owner from Tri London Bartenders has joined Diversity News #3960 and has been officially named and welcomed as the new team leader of Diversity News #3960 for AIDS Walk LA 2011.
“I’m very excited and happy to focus and work hard for this year AIDS WALK L.A. 2011. As you already may know, I have been involved with Diversity News #3960 since 2003. I feel that I have a personal obligation to continue participating year after year in a cause that is one of my favorites because of their mission, goals and purpose” said Esteban “Steven” Escobar, CEO, President & Owner of Diversity News Publications, Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine and now Team Co-Captain for Diversity News #3960.
He continued, “It is my pleasure and an honor to welcome and have Mr. London on board as the new team leader of Diversity News #3960 for AIDS WALK LOS ANGELES 2011. He has been working tirelessly in putting together our upcoming fundraising events and team activities for this year. His dedication and passion in volunteering for our team is really appreciated and we hope this will be a memorable opportunity for him.”
“This event holds a very close place in my heart. After losing a few dear friends to this awful killer, I stand proud and tall in being the team leader of Diversity News #3960, so please come and join us in our fight against HIV and AIDS.” said Ty London, a California native and owner of Tri London Bartenders, LLC and team leader of Diversity News #3960 of AIDS Walk LA 2011.
Mr. London also encouraged people to come to their first 2011 AIDS Walk LA Red Carpet & Art Exhibition Fundraiser Event for August 2011 at the Gus Harper Studios. He shared that Gus Harper’s art has been featured on the amazing Modern Family TV comedy show.
Diversity News Publications is always looking for ways to give back to the community. A wonderful way to do this is by participating with AIDS WALK Los Angeles, benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles and other community organizations.
Mr. Escobar concluded “Mr. London will be not alone because the AIDS WALK L.A. Staff and I will be there to provide guidance, support and the necessary tools to make his participation an unforgettable experience.”
Also notables joining the team are philanthropist and business entrepreneur Maria Amor, philanthropist and Diversity News #3960 team creator and founder Steven Escobar, actor and model John Roberts, and celebrity makeup and hair stylist Wanda Patterson who are making sure all the activities for this year’s fundraiser go as planned.
About Diversity News #3960 or Team Diversity News: Diversity News 3960 was created and founded by Esteban aka Steven Escobar. The group’s purpose and mission is to give back to the community and to help raise money for AIDS education, awareness, prevention and medicine research. From 2003 to the present, Diversity News #3960 has been recruiting members to walk the 10k (6.2 mile) main event and to raise money for AIDS Walk LA benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles and other non profit organizations in the Los Angeles County.
About Diversity News Publications: Founded in 2003, Diversity News Publications is a news/entertainment media and public relations firm specializing in advertising, design, marketing, printing and public relations services, combining all sources in one. For more information visit http://www.diversitynewspublications.com
About Diversity News Magazine: Is a consumer news magazine covering news, entertainment, features, awards, sports, events and much more. It is another venue for advertisers to advertise their products or services on the classified and display pages. The purpose of the magazine is to educate and inform the diverse community worldwide. It focuses on local, national and international news, entertainment, features, sports and more importantly newsworthy items that would be of interest to our diverse cultures. For more information visit http://www.diversitynewsmagazine.com/
About AIDS Walk LA: Since 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has raised $69 million for HIV programs and services in Los Angeles County, and has grown into the largest AIDS fundraising event in California. The AIDS walk movement has raised more than a half-billion nationwide. For more information visit http://www.aidswalk.net/losangeles/
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