John Varvatos and Charitybuzz are pleased to announce the 14th Annual Stuart House Benefit Auction hosted exclusively on Charitybuzz.com.The auction offers a unique collection of experiences to raise funds in support of Stuart House, a program of the Rape Treatment Center of Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, serving the needs of sexually abused children. “I’m thankful to our many friends who have been so generous donating these great experiences and supporting this important cause for so many years,” says John Varvatos. “And I am grateful to the team at Charitybuzz. We’re looking forward to raising significant funds to continue the great work happening at Stuart House.”The 14th Annual Stuart House Benefit Auction includes once-in-a-lifetime experiences like the chance to meet Linkin Park with two tickets to their August 14 show in Chicago, to take a photo with Bob Weir along with 2 tickets to a Dead & Company concert at Wrigley Field this summer, or gain special access to a pre-show VIP experience at a Zac Brown Band concert this year. Or one lucky bidder can shop ’til they drop with a $10,000 shopping spree with John Varvatos as their stylist, plus lunch and a 2-Night weekend stay at the Roxy Hotel in NYC. Other experiences and items in this auction include: • Meet Will Ferrell and Adam McKay behind the scenes at Funny or Die • Meet Shaun White with 2 VIP tickets to Air + Style • Two tickets to a taping of the return of Will & Grace • A special Breedlove acoustic guitar signed by the Dave Matthews Band • A Willie Nelson Signed Acoustic Guitar • Lunch with President of Lionsgate TV Group Sandra Stern • Meet music video director Grant Singer on the set of his next production“We are excited to host the 14th Annual Stuart House Benefit Auction with our good friend John Varvatos,” adds Ben Erwin, Senior Vice President of Business Development for Charity Network. “I know our bidders will be excited by the extraordinary items and experiences included in this auction and we are proud to continue our support of this important cause.” Charitybuzz is proud to have raised more than $2.5M since 2012 for John Varvatos Stuart House through its auctions. The complete 14th Annual Stuart House Benefit Auction opens for bidding today June 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM EDT and will close Thursday, June 28, 2017 at 3:00 PM EDT at Charitybuzz.com/StuartHouse.
Paris Hilton will host Rock The Runway, benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and The Sasha Project LA, on October 13.Paris Hilton has been delivering smiles to patients at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for years and the impressions the kids have made on her heart will stay with Paris forever. “I always enjoy spending time with inspiring Miracle Kids and their families. It is clear that Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a very special place where miracles are made every day. I knew I wanted to give back and do more to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. I am honored to host Rock The Runway which combines my love of fashion and my passion for philanthropy. I know the hard work, creativity and dedication it takes to create your own fashion line, and I’m so proud of Miracle Kid Sasha Bogosian for using her talents as a fashion designer to help kids like her. I can’t wait to see all of the amazing Miracle Kids have their moment in the spotlight as models for the day, while we come together to raise funds and awareness for local children’s hospitals.”Rock The Runway will be a unique and incredible fashion show, as Miracle Kids (patients from children’s hospitals all over the country) will walk the runway in a cool one-of-a-kind splatter painted Levi’s denim collection, by 10-year-old Children’s Hospital Los Angeles patient and fashion designer Sasha Bogosian. Sasha’s hand-painted denim designs have been worn by Jessica Biel, Kristen Bell, Katy Perry, Jack Black, Jamie Foxx, Zendaya, Kelsea Ballerini, Rachel Zoe, Allison Holker-Boss, Twitch Boss and more.Miracle Kids will be paired with a celebrity to walk the runway as they are cheered on by guests from the entertainment industry and local children’s hospitals. Joining the Miracle Kids on the runway will be Olympic gold medalist Meryl Davis, actor and singer Victoria Justice, supermodel Selita Ebanks, “Younger star” Charles Michael Davis, country music star and actor Jana Kramer, model, actor & TV host Gilles Marini, “Dancing With The Stars” pro Keo Motsepe, actor Nicole Ari Parker (“Empire” and “The Romanoffs”), actor Boris Kodjoe (“Station 19” and “House of Cards”), ESPN host and motivational speaker Victoria Arlen, critically acclaimed award winning electronic violinist, Lindsey Stirling, Disney stars Skai Jackson and Navia Robinson, “Andi Mack” star Luke Mullen, “This Is Us” stars Mackenzie Hancsicsak and Lyric Ross, model and star of E!’s hit show “WAGS” Nicole Williams and more. The Miracle Kid stars of the show will be Carly Kudzia (Toledo, Ohio), Chloe Davison (Medford, Oregon), Christian Guardino (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), JaKiah Collins (Littlerock, Arkansas), Joe Joe Coles (Jacksonville, Florida),Marlee Davenport (Indianapolis, Indiana), Matteo Gurrero (Springfield, Oregon), Nate Ferrell (Gainesville, Florida), Sasha Bogosian (Los Angeles, California) and Teddy Moore (Queens, New York).Miracle Kid Sasha Bogosian receives treatment and care for cerebral palsy at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Sasha’s love for self-expression through art and her passion for fashion inspired her to create The Sasha Project LA, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for The Mark Taper-Johnny Mercer Artists Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, helping patients heal through art. Sasha has raised $30,500 to date by selling her one-of-a-kind hand painted denim pieces and she is excited to take her fundraising to a whole new level with the awareness generated from Rock The Runway. Sasha’s goal is to help thousands of kids like her in Los Angeles have access to an art therapy program.“CHLA is awesome! Everyone there is so nice. Children’s Hospital is always there for me and helps me get stronger! I can’t wait for this runway show. I’m excited for everyone to see my painted denim pieces. It also makes me feel so happy because people will know about art therapy at Children’s Hospital and will maybe want to help too. The money I raise will help more patients feel a lot better! Paris Hilton is a fashion icon and I’m so grateful that she is hosting this very special event”, said 10-year-old Miracle Kid fashion designer Sasha Bogosian.The creative teams from Paul Mitchell The School Pasadena and CAO Cosmetics will be creating glamorous hair and makeup looks for the runway show. Trueheart partners Amy and Scott Malin are proud to be producing, choreographing and directing Rock The Runway, while Hollywood’s finest, DJ Kid Fish, will be spinning at the event.Rock The Runway will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Avalon in Los Angeles. The event will be a once in a lifetime experience for these special Miracle Kids, as they feel the love and support of the Hollywood community coming together to raise funds and awareness for local children’s hospitals. In addition to the fabulous fashion show, Hollywood’s brightest stars and their children will spend a fun-filled day with inspiring patients from member hospitals around the country. The family fun day extravaganza will include balloon artists, face painting, glitter hair braids, and a Polite In Public photo booth featuring a custom floral backdrop designed by The Bouqs Company. Partygoers will enjoy signature flavors of cotton candy by Love Swirls and delicious My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream. Guests will be treated to a gourmet lunch and refreshing juice and tea from Purity Organic. Hydration will be powered by AQUAhydrate. The Bouqs Company will help style a fashion forward media wall with their gorgeous farm fresh florals at the event to create the ultimate social media moment.Miracle Kid Christian Guardino who sang his way into the hearts of America as a Semi-Finalist on “America’s Got Talent” and who received the coveted golden buzzer from Howie Mandel, will perform at the event.Partygoers can participate in the Kendra Scott Mystery Jewelry Pull with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Miracle Kids. Guests can also shop the latest Kendra Scott styles with 20% of purchases going back to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and The Sasha Project LA.
APTN National NewsA family in the Mohawk territory of Tyendinaga is calling out for help for a 13 year-old girl who is in desperate need of medical help.APTN National News reporter Donna Smith has this story.