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Support City of Hope and Win a Hollywood Experience With The Voice Star Christina Grimmie

Support City of Hope and Win a Hollywood Experience With The Voice Star Christina Grimmie

Are you a fan of NBC’s The Voice? If so, you probably remember Team Adam’s own Christina Grimmie from Season 6. Grimmie came in third place on the show, after which, she signed with Island Records. Prizeo and Grimmie, who is best known for her YouTube covers of artists like Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry, have teamed up to give fans a chance to win a trip for two to … Read entire article »

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Zenyada Pulls Out Her Superhero Powers for Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

Zenyada Pulls Out Her Superhero Powers for Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

Since 1950, children, families, and organizations have used Halloween as an opportunity to raise funds for children who need much more than candy. This year’s spokesperson, Zendaya, has been asking kids in the U.S. to make a difference in the lives of other kids by raising funds for UNICEF’s lifesaving programs. “I loved Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF when I was younger because it was such an empowering experience to be able to make a difference. Kids need … Read entire article »

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You Don’t Have to Be a Celebrity to Help Fight Ebola

You Don’t Have to Be a Celebrity to Help Fight Ebola

Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates are among celebrities who have stepped up and donated to the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa. Earlier this week, Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, announced their $25 million donation to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation. Last month, Bill and Melinda Gates made $50 million in donations to a number of global organizations, primarily United Nations agencies. Now that the virus has reached U.S. soil, Americans … Read entire article »

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Celebrating the Power of Girls Around the World

Celebrating the Power of Girls Around the World

The world will celebrate International Day of the Girl on October 11. To kickstart the conversation about the importance of empowering adolescent girls, the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign launched #GIRLHERO, a photo-sharing campaign to celebrate girls everywhere. You can help create a ripple effect of people celebrating girls. Join Girl Up in sparking an empowering chain reaction for girls around the world. Simply post a photo on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram of a girl … Read entire article »

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‘Angelina Jolie Effect’ Boosts Breast Cancer Awareness and Testing

‘Angelina Jolie Effect’ Boosts Breast Cancer Awareness and Testing

Last year, one of Hollywood’s leading ladies, Angelina Jolie, opened up about her decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy, based on her family history of breast cancer and after undergoing genetic testing. In what has been dubbed the “Angelina Jolie Effect,” researchers in the UK found that testing for the BRCA mutation – a genetic mutation increasing one’s risk for breast and ovarian cancers – doubled in the six months following Jolie’s announcement that she … Read entire article »

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Celebrities Join President Obama’s in Campaign to End Sexual Assault

Celebrities Join President Obama’s in Campaign to End Sexual Assault

If you think stopping sexual assault isn’t on you, President Obama’s “It’s On Us” initiative urges you to think again. Last week Obama, Vice President Biden, celebrities, and Americans across the country joined together to launch the “It’s On Us” initiative — an awareness campaign to help put an end to sexual assault on college campuses. It’s On Us is a reminder that it is the job of every American to be part of the solution to … Read entire article »

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Global Citizens Unite At Social Good Summit in NYC

Global Citizens Unite At Social Good Summit in NYC

What kind of world do you want to live in by the year 2030? That’s the question being asked at the 2014 Social Good Summit, which kicked off yesterday at the 92nd Street Y in New York. The Social Good Summit, held annually during UN Week, is a two-day conference examining the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world. The Social Good Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders and … Read entire article »

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Holly Robinson Peete’s Birthday Wish: Donate to Families Living With Autism

Holly Robinson Peete’s Birthday Wish: Donate to Families Living With Autism

Actress, author, and philanthropist, Holly Robinson Peete, turns 50 today, and she has a lot to celebrate. Her biggest birthday wish is to continue “offering help and hope through compassionate care to families living with Autism and Parkinson’s disease. To celebrate her big 5-0, Holly is asking fans to donate to the HollyRod Foundation for children with Autism by texting 50for50 to 41444. Donations can also be made directly to the foundation at safedonate.us./holly. Grateful at 50 … Read entire article »

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Stars Stand Up To Cancer

Stars Stand Up To Cancer

Tonight marks the fourth biennial fundraising event for Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF). The star-studded event will be aired on all four major television networks (ABC, NBC, FOX, and CBS), and multiple cable networks at 8/7c. Each network is donating one hour of commercial-free primetime for the nationally televised fundraising special. It will also stream live on Hulu and Yahoo. Tonight’s special television event is expected to … Read entire article »

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WNBA Player Mistie Bass is Newest Champion to Join UN Foundation’s Girl Up Team

WNBA Player Mistie Bass is Newest Champion to Join UN Foundation’s Girl Up Team

The United Nation Foundation’s Girl Up campaign has a new Champion. WNPA player for the Phoenix Mercury, Mistie Bass, has joined Girl Up to help raise awareness and funds for UN programs that provide girls around the world with life-changing opportunities like the chance to go to school, see a doctor, and stay safe from violence. “I was recently head coach for a basketball team in the Middle East and I saw firsthand the disadvantages girls and … Read entire article »

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