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U2’s Adam Clayton To Be Honored At MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert

May 16, 2017 01:30 pm

U2: Profile

U2 bassist Adam Clayton will be honored at the MusiCaresMAP Fund benefit concert in New York on June 26 in support of MusiCares’ addiction recovery programs.

Clayton will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award in recognition of his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund as well as his commitment to helping others with the addiction recovery process.

Performers will be announced shortly.

MusiCares offers a variety of addiction recovery services, including their signature MusiCares MAP Fund. Developed as a pool of resources to address addiction and recovery needs, the fund provides addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community, regardless of their financial condition. The MusiCares MAP Fund acknowledges that a vital part of recovery consists of ongoing support aftercare services.

With 22 GRAMMYs, U2 are among the top GRAMMY winners of all time. The quartet — comprising frontman Bono, bassist Clayton, guitarist The Edge, and drummer Larry Mullen Jr. — are the only group in GRAMMY history to earn Album Of The Year twice, winning for The Joshua Tree for 1987 and How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb for 2005.

“We are extremely pleased that our annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert is returning to New York City, and paying tribute to such a genuinely talented and influential artist as Adam Clayton,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy and MusiCares. “Adam is a hero to fans and music creators around the world, and he is also a hero in the world of recovery for his fearless determination to give voice to the issues of addiction that affect — and all too often devastate — our music community.”

“MusiCares does such vital work in helping vulnerable people across our industry,” said Clayton. “I know from experience the importance of an accessible, supportive environment in times of need and I’m always happy to do what I can to benefit this important organization. I’m very much looking forward to the event in June.”

The MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert is open to the public. A variety of seats and ticket packages are available. Contact MusiCares’ Wynnie Wynn for ticket information at 310.392.3777 or wynniew@grammy.com. Individual seats are available for purchase via AXS.com.

 

Linkin Park Supports Victims Of Heavy Rain And Floods In Peru

May 16, 2017 12:16 pm

Linkin Park: Profile

Linkin Park, through their Music for Relief charitable organization, will made a donation to Save the Children to provide support to children and families affected by the heavy rains that have devastated northern Peru.

The band, currently on their One More Light world tour, donated one dollar for each ticket sold to last week’s concert in Lima, Peru.

Save the Children will use this contribution to support a fund for the victims of Piura, one of the regions worst hit by the flooding and heavy rains that spanned several months. More than 300,00 people in the Piura region have been impacted by the floods.

Linkin Park also invited their fans to bring the following donations to tonight’s concert for distribution to flood-affected families through Save the Children’s programs:

• Food not perishable (water, tuna cans, noodles, oats, rice, oil, salt)
• Basic hygiene products (toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, insect repellents, cotton, soaps, hygienic towels)
• Basic school supplies (notebooks, pencils, pens, colors, pens)

 

Red Noses Are A Good Exchange

May 16, 2017 10:30 am
Written by Edward Martin

On May 5th at Leadercast, the largest leadership event and community in the world, people put on Red Noses and helped launch a new Good Exchange.

Ed Sheehan - Red Nose Day
Ed Sheehan – Red Nose Day

What is a “Good Exchange,” you ask? A Good Exchange happens every time someone trades a simple digital action to unlock funding for a cause they care about.

Now, you may have seen one of these Red Noses at your local Walgreens, or worn by some of your favorite celebrities – from Bill Gates to Warren Buffett, Julia Roberts, Ed Sheeran and even Bear Grylls!

Not only do these celebs want to rock the latest trends, but they also support the fact that every Red Nose sold helps generate funding for Comic Relief, a foundation that started a new way to support children living in poverty – by getting “seriously silly!”

It is no surprise that Walgreens, whose purpose is “to champion everyones right to be happy and healthy,” took a leading role around Red Nose Day in the US. In fact, Walgreens is the only place in the USA that you can pick up a Red Nose and unlock funding for incredible causes focused on lifting kids out of poverty.

Even Unilever jumped in to provide a donation of Red Noses for over 7,000 Leadercast attendees! Talk about brands that are powered by purpose! The CEO of Unilever, Paul Polman, is one of the leading champions on business being a force for positive social good in the world.

But if Red Noses are indeed the “new black,” how does one get involved in this incredible new look that works with every outfit and hair style?

Drop by your local Walgreens and buy your $1 Red Nose and wear it proudly! Then, take a picture, and go to goodx.com to upload to your favorite social channel with #RedNose #GoodX.

Together, we can help Walgreens reach its goal of a $25M donation, by reaching 25 million people with our #RedNose pics!

The more awareness we can spread, the more money we can send to Comic Relief, which provides for children and families in need.

Make a fashion statement and let it go global – all for $1! That is one wardrobe choice you will never regret!

 

Bill Bellamy to Host Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation’s 2017 Charity Boxing Night

May 16, 2017 09:00 am

Bill Bellamy: Profile

Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation has announced actor and comedian Bill Bellamy will host the 8th Annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Boxing Night presented by B. Riley & Co. on Wednesday, May 24 at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.

The evening will feature a live performance by Grammy-nominated R&B group En Vogue who will step into the ring to perform the National Anthem, live fights presented by Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, as well as a live & silent auction display featuring iconic memorabilia and other one-of-a-kind items and experiences. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation and their mission to fund life-changing research, care and awareness for pediatric type 1 & 2 diabetes, and to help children live healthier lives through diet and exercise.

The evening will honor nine-year-old Jackson Blair with the 2017 Golden Glove Award for his extraordinary dedication and hard work to raise money and awareness for type 1 (T1D) diabetes. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of four, Blair has since been an inspiring advocate for the cause. At the age of six, he was selected to represent the State of California as a delegate for JDRF’s Children’s Congress in Washington D.C. to address members of Congress to lobby for continuing research into a cure. Additionally, along with his parents, Jackson partnered with Arrow Crossfit in La Verne, CA to create an annual fitness event called Fighting Through T1D that not only brings together family, fitness and the community, but also awareness and donations. Through funds raised from his event and his other fundraising efforts, Jackson has proudly raised approximately $30,000 for his JDRF walk team called Jackson’s Insulin Army.

The 8th Annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Boxing Night is presented by B. Riley & Co., a leading investment bank which provides corporate finance, research, and sales and trading to corporate, institutional and high net worth individual clients. A media alert with further information on the fight card and attendees will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

 

Fabletics Announces The Demi Lovato For Fabletics Collaboration In Support Of Girl Up

May 16, 2017 07:30 am

Demi Lovato: Profile

Fabletics, the innovative activewear brand co-founded by Kate Hudson in 2013, is excited to announce its first-ever collaboration. With the Fabletics mission to empower women by making a healthy, active lifestyle accessible to everyone – regardless of size, shape, age or ability – the new Demi Lovato for Fabletics limited-edition capsule collection reinforces their shared commitment to inclusion, female empowerment and body positivity.

Featuring standout pieces inspired by her mission and her music, the first Demi Lovato for Fabletics collection reflects Demi’s authentic voice of female empowerment and unique style. The collection will support the brand’s ongoing partnership with the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign – a “by girls, for girls” movement that empowers girls to become a force for change for girls everywhere.

“When we first met, I remember being so impressed by how intelligent, accomplished and confident Demi was, even at such a young age. I loved her spirit, her honesty and how she was open to showing vulnerability, because that shows so much strength. She naturally came to mind as I was thinking about creating our first collaboration for Fabletics. Demi embodies so many elements of the Fabletics brand in such a unique way; she’s a definitive voice for female empowerment and body positivity – especially for the younger generation – which is something we believe in very strongly at Fabletics,” said Kate Hudson.

The Demi Lovato for Fabletics collection will launch with an initial limited edition capsule collection in mid May 2017, which will include an assortment of tops and leggings, followed by a full performance collection in August 2017 ranging from bras and leggings to layering pieces including tops, jackets and much more. The collection reflects the fashion meets performance DNA of Fabletics, blended with styles inspired by Demi’s mission, music, and voice of female empowerment.

Of the collaboration, Demi Lovato said: “When I was approached by Kate to do a collaboration for Fabletics, I couldn’t have been more excited. I am thrilled to lend my voice to such a powerful brand and organization, both of which represent many of the values I stand for – particularly the importance of empowering girls. Being involved in the creative design process while being able to have a daily impact on young girls’ lives around the world is so rewarding to me, making this initiative very dear to my heart.”

As part of the Fabletics partnership with Girl Up, the brand is dedicated to creating a community that nurtures inspiring, confident, and spirited girls who are able to realize their best selves. By integrating Demi’s authentic voice and passionate influence, Fabletics will further strengthen its efforts to raise funds and awareness for some of the world’s most marginalized adolescent girls, ensuring that they are educated, happy, healthy, safe, and positioned to be leaders in their communities, specifically, with the aim to support one of Girl Up’s priority initiatives, SchoolCycle. With approximately 130 million girls out of school globally, getting girls to school and keeping them there is of utmost importance. Girl Up’s SchoolCycle initiative works with UNFPA to give girls bikes – along with spare parts and maintenance training – so they can continue their education and travel quickly and safely to and from school. The bikes also give girls independence and mobility to create a better future for themselves, their families, and communities.

The Demi Lovato for Fabletics capsule collection will be sold across 8 countries and will be available on the official website as well as in the 21 Fabletics stores nationwide.

 

Spotlight: Marcia Cross’s Charity Work

May 16, 2017 07:00 am

Marcia Cross

Cross donated a pair of jeans to an auction benefitting the United Way.

Cross has been the spokesperson for “Skin Cancer Takes Friends,” the annual awareness campaign that encourages skin cancer prevention and detection through a national offering of free screenings.

Read more about Marcia Cross’s charity work and events.

Spotlight: Music for Relief’s Celebrity Supporters

May 16, 2017 06:00 am
Started by Linkin Park, Music for Relief responds to natural disasters as they occur to help victims recover and rebuild, with an emphasis on housing, education programs and resources.

The organization also recognizes the environmental consequences of global warming, which have demonstrated the capability to accelerate and strengthen certain types of natural disasters. Therefore the second goal of MUSIC FOR RELIEF is to help prevent and decrease future natural disasters by reducing greenhouse gasses, seeking renewable forms of energy and educating the public about climate change.

Celebrity supporters

Music for Relief has 40 known supporters, including Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and U2

Areas of work

Read more about Music for Relief’s work and celebrity supporters.

 

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