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Archive for April 30th, 2011

Suicide Prevention PSA for military families – world premiere, dinner and “Rock the vote” afterparty

30 Apr

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On April 28, The Creative Coalition brought their newly created PSA for premiere launch in Nation’s Capital. TCC, in partnership with Blue Star Families, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) and Health Net, Inc, are joining forces to raise awareness and educate military families, veterans and service members about crisis and suicide prevention.

Actors from The Creative Coalition performed live readings from vignettes of military family life highlighting emotions ranging from the joy of homecoming to the frustration of reintegration and recovery at the event. Also speaking at the reception were Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, General Peter W. Chiarelli, Robin Bronk of The Creative Coalition, Kathy Roth-Douquet of Blue Star Families, Mrs. Patty Shinseki from U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and Jerry DeFrancisco the President of Humanitarian Services for the American Red Cross. Event took place in American Red Cross Hall of Service.

Actors from The Creative Coalition in attendance: Tim Daly (“Private Practice”); David Arquette (Scream, Never Been Kissed); Emmy Award-winner Patricia Arquette (“Medium,” Holes); Jason Biggs (American Pie, “Mad Love,” My Best Friends Girl, Over Her Dead Body); Omar Epps (“House,” Alfie, Against the Ropes, Love & Basketball); Simon Helberg ( “The Big Bang Theory”); Cheryl Hines (“Curb Your Enthusiasm,” The Ugly Truth, Waitress, RV); Angus T. Jones (“Two and a Half Men,” Bringing Down the House, The Rookie); Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock”); Alyssa Milano (“Charmed,” “My Name Is Earl”); Marlon Wayans (White Chicks, Requiem for a Dream, Norbit, Scary Movie); Shay Mitchell (“Pretty Little Liars”, “Aaron Stone”) and Ariel Winter (“Modern Family”).

Then there was a dinner hosted by Lani Hay of Lanmark Technology, Inc., in Ritz Carlton. Special guest of the evening was Roberta “Robbie” Myers, Editor-in-Chief of ELLE Magazine.

After that, Lani Hay also hosted “Rock The Vote” after-party at her private DC residence, where Australian/L.A. rock band “Juke Kartel” performed their best tunes and voices.

Enjoy the pictures and don’t forget to visit whole gallery of 191 (one hundred ninety one) images. There is also a mentioned above PSA video, more can be seen on The Blue Star Families youtube channel HERE.

Whole gallery of 191 images of premiere event, dinner and afterparty is available to enjoy HERE

 
 

Sustainable fashions at Carbon

30 Apr

Text and photos by Shaun Sargen

Carbon DC was buzzing again Friday evening with yet another classic and stylish presentation. This week’s theme was Eco-friendly fashion and charitable endeavors. Designers included the environmentally sustainable and ever-chic Auralis with proceeds going to DC –based volunteer sewing organization DC Threads whose focus is to maintain sewing and stitching as a viable and evolving art form.

With the help of Ferragut  Event Group,  Carbon Owner Katherine Limon pulled off another exceptional event.

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