Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Volvo For Life Fundraisers To Benefit Pediatric Cancer

Hundreds of retailers will hold concurrent fundraisers Oct. 8th through 16th for Alex's Lemonade Stand and local Children's Hospitals to benefit Pediatric Cancer.

Alexs Lemonade

Alexandra "Alex" Scott was the 8 year old founder of Alex's Lemonade Stand For Pediatric Cancer Research. Two days before her first birthday she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, an aggressive childhood cancer. At the age of four, Alex decided to do something to make that cure more likely. She opened her first lemonade stand in July of 2000 with the idea of donating the proceeds to "her hospital." Each year since, Alex held an annual lemonade stand in her front yard. As word has spread, donations have poured in from around the world, and she has raised almost $3,000,000 for childhood cancer.

For more information on Alex's Lemonade Stand, visit...

For more information on Volvo For Life Days, visit the... Volvo For Life Page.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

The Los Angeles Entertainment Community Joins Forces To Raise Funds To Benefit The Victims Of Hurricane Katrina

LA Heart For The SouthLA Heart For The SouthIt started as a simple crusade among friends in the music industry who, after seeing and hearing about the disaster, wanted to make a physical contribution to the victims of Katrina. As more stories and personal connections to victims were discovered and shared, this group began to feel helpless. This helplessness easily and effortlessly morphed into a passion to do something. In a matter of hours, they formed the group ECHO (Entertainment Community Helping Others) and began organizing a fundraiser called Los Angeles H.E.A.R.T. for the South.

For more information regarding the event which will be held on September 24th in Los Angeles and information about Los Angeles H.E.A.R.T. for the South and E.C.H.O Entertainment Community Helping Others visit

About Echo

Inspired by the power of networking within the entertainment industries, ECHO is a group of young professionals coming together to help those less fortunate than themselves. ECHO members are the background of the entertainment industry; they are assistants, coordinators, producers, engineers, and managers. But, most of all they are empathetic Americans with a voice, a voice they hope to echo from their neighborhood to the world.

100% of the donated proceeds raised from this event will go to:
Katrina Charities

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Rick Dees Joins Salvation Army To Broadcast The First Digithon To Aid Katrina Survivors

Rick Dees Digithon

Radio entertainer and "Weekly Top 40" host Rick Dees has announced the first-ever "DIGITHON" to mobilize and motivate listeners around the world to help in the aftermath of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina, to be broadcast live on Monday, September 19, 2005 from the Digital Hollywood's fall conference at the Loews Hotel in Santa Monica, California.

Radio is a personal medium built around the power of community," says Dees. "Through our broadcasts around the world, we intend to motivate the entire global community to join in this massive rebuilding process." All-day streaming broadcasts are now being offered for listening at RICK.COM to raise funds toward immediate hurricane disaster relief along the Gulf Coast of the United States.

The first global "DIGITHON," replete with stars from the music, entertainment, and new media world, will join with live, unplugged performances to be streamed to the world on RICK.COM (and via the DDN Network). Says Dees, "I'm proud to note that our 'DIGITHON' will be heard in virtually every city in the world, and that we're unleashing the full force and effect of our IPTV broadcasts to touch the lives of the victims of the costliest natural disaster of this generation in the U.S." Complete details will be posted here at RICK.COM as the week progresses.

Monday's digithon will also feature an SMS text-messaging sweepstakes raffling off donated resort and private home stays in the Out Islands of the Bahamas (Rainbow Inn, Royal Palm Hotel, Tranquility Bay, King's Country) throughout the live five-hour broadcast, powered by Smart SMS and coordinated by, with all proceeds supporting the Salvation Army's relief efforts in New Orleans and Louisiana. The award-winning Putumayo label compilations "New Orleans" and "Mississippi Blues" are also available for sale at, with 100% of all proceeds going to the Salvation Army.

For more information, see the... Rick Dees Homepage

Saturday, September 10, 2005

MTV and Present Music To Aid Katrina Survivors

Connect.comConnect.comOn Saturday, September 10th at 8 pm EST, MTV and affiliated networks will be broadcasting simultanous live benefit concerts in New York, Nashville and Los Angeles. Within minutes of each performance, will be selling downloads of the music, with all of the proceeds going to support the American Red Cross.

The lineup of performers is a virtual who's who of the music business, and all of them are pulling together to aid the survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Tune into MTV, and then download the digital file of all of your favorites!

The New York acts include: Alicia Keys, Ludacris, Simple Plan, Cash Money, David Banner, Rob Thomas, Dashboard Confessional, Sheryl Crow, and Alan Jackson

In Nashville, will be: Neil Young, Motley Crue, Neville Brothers, Marc Broussard, Lynyrd Skynyrd with Kid Rock, Emmy Lou, Sugarland, Buckwheat Zydeco, Chris Thomas King

Performing in Los Angeles will be: Trent Reznor, Goo Goo Dolls, Melissa Etheridge, Good Charlotte, Audislave, Kelly Clarkson, The Radiators, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers

There will be additional performances by: the Dave Matthews Band, Green Day, John Mellencamp, Big & Rich, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, 3 Doors Down, Staind, Coldplay, Pearl Jam, Kanye, Common. Brian Wilson, John Mayer, Maroon 5, Beck, and Hank Williams Jr

Celebrity hosts include: Kevin Bacon, Usher, Dennis Quaid, Shakira, Jamie Foxx, and Samuel Jackson

This once in a lifetime event is brought to you by MTV and Don't miss it!

Friday, September 02, 2005

Celebrity Golf Classic and Mah Jongg Tournament

Wendie Jo Sperber's 7th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic and 4th Annual Mah Jongg Tournament in Santa Barbara- September 24, 2005

weSPARK Cancer Support Center presents Wendie Jo Sperber's 7th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic and 4th Annual Mah Jongg Tournament at Glen Annie Golf Course at 405 Glen Annie Rd. in Santa Barbara, on Saturday, September 24, with registration beginning at 7:30 am.

Hosted by actress Wendie Jo Sperber, the founder and CEO of the weSPARK Cancer Support Center based in Sherman Oaks, the event's celebrity participants will include Dennis Franz, Jason Bateman, Bryan Cranston, Jason Gedrick, Tim Daly, Joe Mantegna, Alan Thicke, Gabrielle Carteris and more.

For information regarding golf packages: Call (818) 906-3022 or log onto

Media Contact:
Jo-Ann Geffen or Tracy Howard - JAG PR (818) 905-5511