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Prince Of Wales Releases Ladybird Expert Book On Climate Change

Jan 31, 2017 12:30 pm
The Prince of Wales has co-authored a new Ladybird Expert book on climate change.

Prince Of Wales Co-Authors Ladybird Book On Climate Change
Prince Of Wales Co-Authors Ladybird Book On Climate Change
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His Royal Highness’s book, which was released last week, was written alongside environmentalist Tony Juniper and climate scientist Emily Shuckburgh.

The book is the first in a series of Ladybird Expert books, which are written for an adult readership and produced in the iconic style of the original Ladybird books. The book explains the history, dangers and challenges of global warming and explores possible solutions to reduce its impact.

The front cover of the Climate Change book depicts a drawing inspired by a photograph of the flooding in Uckfield, East Sussex, which occurred in October 2000.

The Prince of Wales has worked to champion action for a sustainable future for more than four decades, and has launched many different sustainability initiatives.

 

Women’s Cancer Research Fund To Host An Unforgettable Evening

Jan 31, 2017 11:30 am

Rita Wilson: Profile

On Thursday, February 16, 2017, the Women’s Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) Honorary Chairs Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, along with WCRF co-founders Anne Douglas, Quinn Ezralow, Marion Laurie, Kelly Chapman Meyer, and Jaime Tisch will welcome guests to An Unforgettable Evening presented by Saks Fifth Avenue.

After a three-year hiatus, the event returns to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and will benefit the Women’s Cancer Research Fund, a program of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

Hosted by comedian and breast cancer survivor Tig Notaro, the evening will include a dinner and an awards presentation. Renowned fashion designer and film director Tom Ford will accept the 2017 Courage Award for his continued support and dedication to raising awareness for the disease. The Nat King Cole Award will be presented to Judy and Leonard Lauder for their charitable works and contributions.

An Unforgettable Evening is the flagship fundraising event of WCRF, which continues to raise support for innovative cancer research and to recognize remarkable individuals for their commitment to the cause. WCRF recently joined forces with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), the highest rated breast cancer organization in the US and largest private funder of breast cancer research in the world. Founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder, BCRF investigators have been involved in every major breakthrough in breast cancer research, impacting developments across a spectrum of cancers. This exciting new collaboration with BCRF allows WCRF to fast-track more effective approaches to the study and early diagnosis of women’s cancers.

Saks Fifth Avenue is generously supporting WCRF to present An Unforgettable Evening for the 13th time. Over the last 18 years, Saks has donated nearly $40 million to cancer research and treatment organizations throughout the United States.

 

Super Bowl: Celebrate The Game Kickoff Party

Jan 31, 2017 10:15 am

Michael Strahan: Profile

BRANDed Management has announced that three popular network personalities will come together to kickoff the week of parties in Houston in celebration of Super Bowl 51.

On Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, NFL Network’s Mike Silver, Fox Sports Charissa Thompson, and ESPN’s Jeff Darlington will host the annual Super Bowl Kickoff party presented by Recoup Fitness at Houston’s Hughes Manor. Red carpet arrivals begin at 9:00 p.m. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Blanket Coverage, Richard Sherman Family Foundation.

“I am thrilled to help Charissa and Jeff kick off Super Bowl week in style,” said Silver. “My co-hosts and I look forward to welcoming a diverse collection of sublime partygoers into an inclusive and electric scene. And I cannot think of a more fitting foundation to benefit from this event than Blanket Coverage, The Richard Sherman Family Foundation. The great Magic Johnson inspired Richard, who has provided low-income students with school supplies, clothing and other support to help them achieve their goals.”

Hughes Manor, which marries a sexy atmosphere with beautiful surroundings, will host the Wednesday night affair. Hughes Manor is located centrally in the Washington Heights area at 2811 Washington Ave in Houston, Texas.

The annual kickoff event has developed a reputation as one of the premiere parties during Super Bowl week and has featured attendance by sports & entertainment’s hottest athletes and celebrities including, Michael Strahan, Kim Kardashian, Rob Gronkowski, Ray Lewis, Colin Kaepernick, John Elway, and many others. The NFL’s most noted coaches and sports network personalities have all attended in the past and are expected to do so again at this year’s event. Members from both teams playing in Super Bowl LI (The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots) are also scheduled to attend.

The 2017 Super Bowl Kickoff Party is being produced by Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment agency BRANDed Management and is by invitation only. Event partners includes: Recoup Fitness, Grandstand Sports and Memorabilia, Dr. Hourglass, Instavit, Warren Moon’s Sports 1 Marketing, and Hughes Manor.

For additional event information or to inquire about guest-list consideration, sponsorships, or press, please be in contact with: Jen Beaver, 317.496.7898, jen@brandedmgmt.com or Klint Briney, 305.915.7652, klint@brandedmgmt.com.

Blanket Coverage, the Richard Sherman Family Foundation, was formed in 2013 by Richard Sherman to provide students in low-income communities with school supplies and clothing so they can more adequately achieve their goals. During his high school days, his childhood idol Magic Johnson came to Dominguez High School in Compton, CA and spoke to Richard and his classmates on the importance of setting and achieving your goals. Since that time Richard has made it his focus to preach those same sentiments and help students achieve their fullest potential.

 

Richie Sambora Leads Innovative Humanitarian Funding

Jan 31, 2017 07:45 am
Richie Sambora, co-founder of csnaps.org, hosted the official launch this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT.

Richie Sambora Up Close And Personal At Sundance
Richie Sambora Up Close And Personal At Sundance

Csnaps creates powerful connections between celebrities, fans and charities by monetizing sharing photos and personal stories to raise an extraordinary amount of funds for important causes.

The Hall of Fame songwriter sat down with fans and supporters for a rare impromptu up front and close intimate conversation.

Sambora stated “storytelling is like opening a window into the minds listeners, it’s what keeps us connected. Csnaps is about giving together while sharing our inspirations, gratitude and blessings. It’s important for everyone to tell their story.” Sambora took questions and offered insight into connecting and the power we all have to lead humanitarian change.

Csnaps tag line “from Selfies to Selfless” echoed in Sambora’s answers which were riddled with mentions of gratitude, inspiration and optimizing his platform for those in need. Sambora also spoke about the introduction of the Fan Csnaps. “It is truly Today’s Humanitarian Autograph that focuses on giving together. Csnap’s are selfless” said Sambora.

Sambora with guitar in hand shared his insight to connecting with so many people as a songwriter and musician for some of the biggest rock anthems to date. In between topics Sambora would surprise the crowd with a song that’s message amplified their most recent discussion. The engaged crowd sang along with energy and unity.

 

The Elders’ Statement On US Reintroduction Of Global Gag Rule

Jan 31, 2017 06:30 am

Mary Robinson: Profile

The Elders have expressed concern at the decision by the new US Administration to reintroduce the so-called “Global Gag Rule” that cuts US funding to organisations that help provide abortion services.

When the rule has been enacted by previous US Presidents over the past three decades, it has jeopardised the health and wellbeing of the world’s most vulnerable people.

Gro Harlem Brundtland, Deputy Chair of The Elders, said:
“This decision puts the health of women and children at risk. We know from past experience that when the Global Gag Rule is enacted, health care clinics are forced to close and services for hard-to-reach populations eliminated. If this happens again, vulnerable people will die unnecessarily.”

Mary Robinson, Elder and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, added:

“The decision to re-impose the Global Gag Rule risks reversing progress on maternal, child and reproductive health in the poorest countries and poorest communities. In September 2015 the United States committed to the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. I hope the new Administration will continue to support aid that helps cut poverty, promote gender equality and build a more prosperous future for our shared planet.”

 

Spotlight: Vivienne Westwood’s Charity Work

Jan 31, 2017 06:00 am

Vivienne Westwood

Dame Vivienne Westwood is a British fashion designer.

Charities & foundations supported

Vivienne Westwood has supported the following charities:

Read more about Vivienne Westwood’s charity work and events.

Spotlight: THORN’s Celebrity Supporters

Jan 31, 2017 05:00 am
The Demi and Ashton Foundation (DNA) was founded in 2010 by Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher to help abolish modern day slavery, punish perpetrators and free the innocent and exploited victims.

The charity was renamed to THORN in 2012, reflecting its mission to use technology to protect children and deter predators.

Celebrity supporters

THORN has 20 known supporters, including John Legend, Eva Longoria, and Justin Timberlake

Areas of work

Read more about THORN’s work and celebrity supporters.

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