NCIS: LOS ANGELES star Barrett Foa at 2nd Annual Hollywood Rush Hosted by Lance Bass & George Kotsiopoulos
40 celebrities (5 writers, 5 directors, 30 actors) came together to write, rehearse and ultimately perform in a series of 10-minute plays before a live audience, all within the same day!
The event featured a red carpet, live plays and an after-party. Hollywood Rush was sponsored in part by Toyota Financial Services, Wells Fargo Foundation, Marchez Vous, Avaya and the City of West Hollywood. The tickets for the event were $45.00.
Some of the celebrities that attended the event were Lance Bass, George Kotsiopoulos, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Maria Menounos, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Emmanuelle Chriqui, David Krumholtz, Madeline Zima, Jodie Sweetin, Michelle Borth, Marguerite Moreau, Aimee Garcia, Yeardley Smith, Barrett Foa, Edi Gathegi, Dileep Rao, Abe Benrubi, Jayson Blair, Chris Redman, Greg Rikaart, Jeremy Glazer, Michael Bunin, Jonathan Bennett, Zibby Allen, Peter Porte, Brian Gattas, Connor Barrett, Kate Payne, Gloria Calderon, Chad Hodge, Dave Holstein, Matthew Lillard, Peter Paige, Dan Harris, Paula Walker, and many more.
All this happened on a Sunday where all wanted to reach a goal of $15,635.00 and at the end of the day raised around $14,545.00. If you want to get hands on with causes like this, look for medical degrees at
Guide to Healthcare Schools. The purpose of the event was to raised funds to benefit the Baby Dragon Fund, which fuels the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s programs for youth, mental health, and crystal meth recovery and prevention.
About The Baby Dragon Fund:
The Baby Dragon Fund fuels an array of essential recovery programs developed for the youth of Los Angeles to live fully and courageously in the face of addiction, depression and issues of sexual identity. The Fund was established in the memory and name sake of Hunter Allen—whose nickname was ‘Baby Dragon’—a deeply loved young man who made the choice to end his life because he lost hope in his own recovery from crystal meth addiction. If love alone could have saved him, Hunter would be here today. But it takes more than love to survive the brutal grip of addiction and mental health issues… it takes cutting-edge programs that provide support, counseling and education. The money raised for The Baby Dragon Fund is earmarked specifically for Crystal Meth Recovery, Youth Services and Mental Health Services at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center. For more information visit http://www.thebabydragonfund.org
About The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center:
Since 1971 the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center has been building the health, advocating for the rights and enriching the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Our wide array of services and programs includes: free HIV/AIDS care and medications for those most in need; housing, food, clothing and support for homeless LGBT youth; low-cost counseling and addiction-recovery services; essential services for LGBT-parented families and seniors; legal services; health education and HIV prevention programs; transgender services; cultural arts and much more. For more information visit www.lagaycenter.org.
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