Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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


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.

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