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2010-06-29 13:32:00

BETHESDA, Md., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert L. Johnson, founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies, today announced the official launch of www.ClubCharity.com, the premier online charity auction site for corporate and celebrity charitable giving. ClubCharity.com is a custom built auction platform developed in affiliation with CharityBids, an online auction site renowned for its global non-profit fund raising and expertise. ClubCharity.com will allow celebrities to auction off items and...

2010-06-29 13:25:00

BETHESDA, Md., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Through the Entertainment Industry Foundation, Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks, donated his customized 2004 Prius to support Welcome Back Veterans (WBV) initiative. Welcome Back Veterans is an initiative created by Major League Baseball to assist OEF/OIF veterans and their families with deployment-related mental health concerns. The 2004 Prius has been converted to a plug-in Hybrid and features an autographed glove box personally signed by...

2010-05-27 05:00:00

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of its two year anniversary on May 28, 2010, Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) has launched the Dave Stewart "Up2 You" Video Challenge. The Dave Stewart "Up2 You" Video Challenge invites the public to upload a YouTube video in response to Dave Stewart's powerful song "Stand Up To Cancer" which has become the anthem for the organization. The song is featured in a PSA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yxwtsVIQSQ) directed by...

2010-05-19 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Two years after an historic fundraising telecast and the start of a groundbreaking grassroots movement, Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) will return to primetime television on September 10, 2010, at 8PM EDT & PDT / 7PM CT, with a star-studded appeal to build continuing public support and donations for cutting-edge cancer research that translates at a rapid pace from the laboratory to treatments and technologies that benefit patients....

2010-05-19 05:00:00

MERRIAM, Kan., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Felicity Huffman, star of ABC's Desperate Housewives, has been named 2010 ambassador for Lee National Denim Day, one of the country's largest single-day fundraisers for breast cancer, benefiting the Women's Cancer Programs of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF). To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/denimday/44113/ (Photo:...

2010-04-07 05:05:00

LOS ANGELES, April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Revlon (NYSE: REV), Lilly Tartikoff, and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) announced that Revlon Brand Ambassadors Halle Berry, Jessica Alba and Jessica Biel along with America's favorite doctor, Dr. Oz, and Jesse L. Martin will host the 2010 EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women in New York with a performance by Trey Songz taking place on Saturday, May 1, 2010. The following week Julie Bowen (ABC's Modern Family), James Denton (ABC's...

2010-02-05 14:11:00

NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- "Hope for Haiti Now" (HFHN) today announced the distribution of $35M as the first installment of funds raised through the January 22nd telethon: "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief." Six of the telethon beneficiaries (Oxfam America, Partners In Health, the American Red Cross, UNICEF, United Nations World Food Programme, and Yele Haiti Foundation) submitted proposals last week. After an intensive review process and...

2009-12-15 07:00:00

PHILADELPHIA and LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Comcast Corporation and Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) have joined together to create the first-ever video-on-demand (VOD) initiative Stand Up 2 Cancer On Demand to broaden awareness and raise critical funds for innovative cancer research. Debuting exclusively on Comcast beginning December 15th, Stand Up 2 Cancer On Demand will feature an extraordinary library of musical entertainment including hundreds of music videos from many...

2009-12-07 06:00:00

NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) announced today that it is awarding $9.68 million to support high-risk/high-reward cancer research conducted by 13 young scientists. Over a three-year period, each investigator will receive a total of up to $750,000 as part of SU2C's Innovative Research Grants program, which supports the next generation of cancer research leaders. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090527/NY22680LOGO) "We asked our best...

2009-10-19 10:36:00

Series of service-related activities to take place locally and nationally WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP's Create The Good today announced a series of activities taking place across the country in collaboration with the Entertainment Industry Foundation's iParticipate national initiative to promote volunteerism. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070209/NYF043LOGO ) Create The Good is a network of people sharing tools and ideas to help make a...


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