Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Elton John, Jennifer Lopez & Sugar Ray Leonard Step Up for Foster Care Kids


MEDIA ALERT

Contact: Marisol Barrios, Hillsides
Wk: (323) 254-2274 ext. 274
Cell: (310) 713-8567

Dr. Drew Kicks Off Hillsides Foster Soles Celebrity Event

WHO:             Celebrities like Elton John, Jennifer Lopez and Sugar Ray Leonard kick off the Fourth Annual Hillsides Foster Soles in Los Angeles. Dr. Drew Pinsky will serve as Honorary Chair and Celebrity Auctioneer at the Foster Soles Celebrity Kickoff Event.

WHAT:           Hillsides Foster Soles is an online auction of celebrity autographed shoes, handbags, or personalized items and headshots. The Los Angeles opening event to launch the auction will be hosted by

WHEN:           Wednesday, April 25, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

WHERE:        Bar Celona 46 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105

WHY:              Held during Foster Care Awareness Month in May, Foster Soles raises awareness of national foster care issues and the plight of children and youth in the system.

HOW:             Tickets are $35 online at www.Hillsides.org and $50 at the door. The online auction runs April 25th through May 5th. Bidders will vie for celebrity shoes, purses, glasses and other accessories as well as set visits and signed scripts until the auction’s closing date on May 5th.

NOTE:             Other celebrities to date who are participating: Jennifer Lopez, Elton John, Elton John and Band,  Sugar Ray Leonard, Reese Witherspoon, Alyssa Milano, Hilary Swank, Mario Lopez, Angela Bassett, Denzel Washington, Army Wives Cast, Janet Jackson, Bill Cosby, Bruce Campbell, Aaron D. Spears, Adam Busch, Adam Carolla, Adrian Grenier, Ellen DeGeneres, Joel McHale, Adrienne Maloof, Jimmy Kimmel, George Lopez, Jon Cryer, Justin Chambers, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Andrea Evans, Ann Wilson, Anthony Ruivivar, Arsenio Hall, Billy Bob Thornton, Billy Ray Cyrus, Billy Zane, Carmit Bachar, Chalene Johnson, Chandra Wilson, Chelsea Handler, Christian Chavez, Christine Devine, Chuck Henry, Chuy Bravo, Clark Gregg, Coby Bell, Courtney Vance, Cristina Ferrare, Dave Koz, David Arquette, Dax Holt, Devon Werkheiser, Doreen Fang, Dr. Gadget, Edie Falco, Edyta Sliwinska, , Emily Valentine, Eric Christian Olsen, Foo Fighters, Fritz Coleman, Gabrielle Anwar, Jack Wagner, James Galanos, James Loney, James Stewart Jr., James Van Praagh, Jane Velez-Mitchell , Janice Dickinson, Janina Gavankar, Jeffrey Donovan, Jennifer Blanc, Jenny McCarthy, Jerry Mathers, Jerry Penacoli, Jim Pickens Jr., Joan Rivers, John C. McGinley, John McCook , Jon Chu, Julie Bowen, Kaitlin Olson, Karina Smirnoff, Kate Linder, Katherine Kelly Lang, Kevin Eubanks, Kevin McKidd , Kim Coates, Kristi Yamaguchi, Kym Johnson, LA Strikers, Lara Spencer, Larramie Cortez "Doc" Shaw, Larry "The Cable Guy", Lauralee Bell, Lolene, Markie Post, Melissa Rivers, Michael Biehn, Michael Biehn, Michael Buckley@buckhollywood, Mike Epps, Nancy Grace, Nurse Jamie, Pam Dawber, Pauletta Washington, Plain White T's, Robert Horry, Robert Zemeckis, Rona Barrett, Samantha Harris, Sarah Joy Brown, Seth Green, Seth Peterson, Sharon Gless, Sheila E., Sherri Sheperd, Sheryl Lee Ralph, SN Queens, Stan Smith, Steve Lukather, Tai Babilonia, TMZ Crew, Tom Arnold, Wendy Williams, and Winsor Harmon.

                        Media crews will be able to interview celebrities in attendance and shoot displays.

About Hillsides: As a Pasadena foster care charity founded in 1913, Hillsides creates safe places for vulnerable children and their families by providing residential care, mental health services to break the cycle of domestic violence, special education, and advocacy. To learn more about Hillsides, visitwww.Hillsides.org.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Dr. Drew Chairs Hillsides Foster Soles Event Kick Off April 25


JOEL MCHALE AND DODGER JAMES LONEY KICK OFF HILLSIDES FOSTER SOLES EVENT

Dr. Drew to Serve as Honorary Chair and Celebrity Auctioneer

Celebrities Step Up and Donate Autographed Shoes, Accessories and Other Personal Items for Hillsides Los Angeles Foster Care Charity

(PASADENA, CA)— Actor/Comedian Joel McHale (The Soup/Community) and Dodger James Loney will kick off the Third Annual Hillsides Foster Soles in Los Angeles, an online auction of celebrity autographed shoes, accessories and other personal items along with their signed headshots. Dr. Drew Pinsky will serve as Honorary Chair and Celebrity Auctioneer. The Los Angeles opening event to launch the auction will be hosted by Bar Celona in Pasadena on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The online auction runs from April 27th through May 16th, which is held during May’s Foster Care Awareness Month for national foster care issues and the plight of children and youth in the system. Hillsides, a Los Angeles foster care children’s charity with 98 years of creating safe places, is asking celebrities to donate autographed shoes, accessories and other personal items along with their signed headshot.

Other celebrity participants include:  Elton John, John Stamos, Denzel Washington, Seth Green, Mario Lopez, Sugar Ray Leonard, Adrian Grenier, Nancy Grace, Wendy Williams, Gabriel Iglesias, Jane Kaczmarek, Billy Bob Thornton, Tim Allen, Jimmy Kimmel, Joan and Melissa Rivers, Larry King, Anderson Cooper, Piers Morgan, Dr. Drew Pinksy , Dave Koz, Charles Barkley, Robert Horry, Billy Zane, Mike Epps, Marlee Matlin, Cast from Burn Notice, Chelsea Handler, Chuy, Markie Post, Stan Smith, Mark Harmon, Pam Dawber, Kate Linder, Edie Falco, Rona Barrett, Kim Coates, Kaitlin Olson, Devon Werkheiser,Samantha Harris, Cast from The Bold & The Beautiful and many more.

Guests who bid on April 27th will get a chance to vie for celebrity shoes, purses, belts and other accessories as well as set visits and signed scripts until the auction’s closing date on May 16th.

Bar Celona, located in the historic Colorado Boulevard retail district of Old Pasadena, is the creation of local entrepreneurs Jack Huang and Karen Tanji, who are on the board of directors of the foster care charity. Set on a stage of rich crimson red and hues of mellow mustard, Bar Celona invokes the traditions of the traditional tapas bars of Spain, with handcrafted murals of ‘the running of the bulls,’ wine offerings geared toward those of the Spanish vineyards, house made sangrias, and the popular small plates that trigger a smiling sigh.

Bar Celona, celebrities, and bidders of Hillsides “Foster Soles” can be assured that putting their best foot forward ensures a better pathway for foster care children.

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Hillsides Foster Soles 2009 was awarded national winner of the PR News Non-Profit PR

Awards in “Event PR,” a finalist in “PR on a Shoestring,” and Best of Pasadena, from Pasadena Magazine.

To learn more about the foster care children’s charity, “Foster Soles” and Hillsides, visit www.Hillsides.org.
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About Hillsides: As a Pasadena foster care charity founded in 1913, Hillsides creates safe places for vulnerable children and their families by providing residential care, mental health services to break the cycle of domestic violence, special education, and advocacy.