Children’s Hospital Los Angeles ‘Once Upon a Time Gala’ Raises $4 Million to Support Pediatric Medical Care and Research | Business Wire
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In recognition for their compassion and dedicated support of Children’s
Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), actress Drew Barrymore,
The Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation and The Los Angeles
Kings hockey team each received the Courage to Care
award at the ‘Once Upon a Time Gala’ on Saturday, October 15, 2016. More
than 1,200 prominent philanthropists, local dignitaries and supporters
gathered at The Event Deck at L.A. LIVE. $4 million in unrestricted
funds was raised, which will support the hospital to fill its most
critical needs including patient care, medical research and families in
“Tonight we celebrate the hope and healthier futures that Children’s
Hospital Los Angeles creates and provides to children across Southern
California and far beyond,” Children’s Hospital Los Angeles president
and CEO Paul S. Viviano told the audience.
Josh Gad, Tony nominee and Grammy Award winner, hosted the event, which
celebrated the ongoing support from the evening’s honorees.
Actress Drew Barrymore’s annual Mother’s Day pampering events, in
conjunction with her company Flower Beauty, have had a lasting positive
impact on CHLA’s patient families. Barrymore’s special guests for the
evening were patient Madison Elizondo and her mother Gina Elizondo, whom
she met at CHLA several years ago.
Barrymore, a mother of two young daughters whom she is trying to parent
by example, said that her work at CHLA is meaningful because it has
touched her on a personal level. “Personal means everything,” said
Barrymore. “Actions speak louder than words. This award – I’m not
worthy. I just need to keep going and try harder so that I can prove to
my daughters that this is a great way of life and the one I want for
Luc Robitaille, Los Angeles Kings president and NHL Hall of Fame member,
accepted the award on behalf of the hockey team, which is celebrating
its club’s 50th anniversary this season. “Children’s Hospital
Los Angeles is and always will be a place that we will continue to
support and partner with, and it is where we go to be reminded about all
of the important things in life. We love winning Stanley Cups, but we
know happy healthy kids are what really matter.”
The Bill and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation continues the legacy of
legendary film director Billy Wilder and his wife, actress Audrey
Wilder. The couple was committed to children’s causes throughout their
“We know that if Billy and Audrey were up here now they would be
overwhelmed by your kindness. They are looking down from heaven and
smiling as their hearts are full of pride for being able to help so many
children at such a fine institution. May their generosity continue
forever,” said Jerry Moss, honoree and trustee for the Wilder Foundation
The ‘Once Upon a Time’ storybook themed celebration kicked off with
dramatic Cirque-style performances, bringing to life some of the most
famous children’s stories through acrobats and aerialists. After dinner,
which was prepared by Wolfgang Puck, attendees learned of one of the
hospital’s breakthrough medical procedures.
At birth, Caiden
Moran was declared deaf as he had no cochleas, the inner part of the
ear that converts sounds to nerve impulses and sends them to the brain.
His mother, Danielle, learned of a possible solution called an auditory
brainstem implant (ABI), which consists of a microphone and transmitter
surgically implanted on the head. In January 2015, a team of surgeons
including Mark D. Krieger, chief of medical staff and head of the
Division of Neurosurgery at CHLA, performed the ABI procedure on Caiden.
The microphone can convert sounds from the outside world into electrical
signals to an internal receiver comprised of electrodes implanted on the
brainstem that bypass the inner ear and directly stimulate the brain’s
auditory neurons. Caiden, who lives in Hawaii with his family, is part
of a clinical trial and the first ABI study in the U.S. supported by
both the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of
Health – of which Dr. Krieger was co-investigator for CHLA.
“Even though the Morans were in Hawaii, they heard about our own Los
Angeles Auditory Brainstem Implant Team. I had been working with this
incredible multidisciplinary team for almost 10 years. We saw a real
opportunity to help Caiden hear through our revolutionary study,” said
Krieger, the Billy and Audrey Wilder Endowed Chair in Neurosurgery at
Caiden and his mother, Danielle, joined Krieger on stage to an
overwhelmingly warm response. “He’s doing amazingly – we take his
progress day by day. Since the surgery, he’s already hearing and
learning to say quite a lot,” Danielle said, noting that Caiden’s father
Tommy, a U.S. Naval fire tech, was unable to attend the gala as he is
working on a nuclear submarine. “Tommy and I initially wanted Caiden to
be able to hear so that if something dangerous were happening around
him, he would understand and be able to get out of harm’s way, because
that’s what all parents want for their kids, at minimum, right? When we
heard about this study we knew this would be the best possibility for
him. We knew it wouldn’t be overnight but his progress is definitely
picking up. This wouldn’t be possible without you and the amazing ABI
Katy Perry concluded the evening with a four-song set that included her
hits Roar, Teenage Dream, Dark Horse and Firework,
as well as an emotional rendering of Somewhere Over the Rainbow,
which was inspired by her visit to the CHLA Newborn and Infant Critical
Care Unit last December. Following her performance, young Caiden Moran
presented her with a bouquet of flowers. Perry thanked Caiden by telling
him in sign language, “I love you.”
Attendees included presenters Jessica Capshaw and Eric Stonestreet. They
were joined by Jamie Lee Curtis, Katharine McPhee, Colin Egglesfield,
Tina Knowles, Carlos Gomez, Mark and Julie Steines, Jen Widerstrom,
Holly Robinson Peete, Alex Meneses Simpson, Rebecca Soni, Luc Robitaille
and members of the 1967 and 2016-2017 Los Angeles Kings including Dustin
Brown, Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty.
The Los Angeles Kings were the gala’s title sponsor. Premier gala
sponsors were Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, Costco Wholesale, Delta
Air Lines, The Goldwin Foundation, and Kristin and Jeffrey Worthe.
Eleven-year-old terminal cancer patient Dustin Meraz, whose legacy was
to encourage others to have the courage to care for children in need,
inspired the biennial event.
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About Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been named the best children’s
hospital in California and among the top 10 in the nation for clinical
excellence with its selection to the prestigious U.S. News & World
Report Honor Roll. Children’s Hospital is home to The Saban Research
Institute, one of the largest and most productive pediatric research
facilities in the United States. Children’s Hospital is also one of
America’s premier teaching hospitals through its affiliation since 1932
with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern
For more information, visit CHLA.org.
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or visit our blog: WeAreChildrens.org.
Another Tenant-In-Common Acquisition; SCI Real Estate Investments Acquires a $22M Office Complex in the San Fernando Valley with 9 Other Tenant-In-Common Investors.
Business & Real Estate Editors
WEST LOS ANGELES, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 10, 2003
SCI Real Estate Investments is pleased to announce the acquisition of the 130,219-sq.-ft. Jade Corporate Center property located in Mission Hills, Calif., (adjacent to Granada Hills) in the San Fernando Valley. This 94%-occupied, 4-building office complex was purchased for $22,164,450. SCI principals Marc Paul and Robert Robotti represented the buyers, and Lynwood Fields of Madison Partners represented the seller.
SCI is one of the nation’s largest 1031 investment sponsors. SCI acquired the property with 9 other tenant-in-common investors who are completing 1031 exchanges, and with SCI’s private investor group.
Marc Paul, president of SCI, commented: “This is yet another example of the growing 1031 tenant-in-common industry. It is projected that of the approximately $50 billion a year in 1031 exchange transactions, only 2% are represented by tenant-in-common programs. By all accounts, within 5 years, perhaps 10% of these transactions will be TIC deals. That’s $5 billion a year.
“With our background, experience, and this growing marketplace, SCI is perfectly positioned to sponsor these TIC investments. The added benefit we bring is that we can sell 1031 exchangers an undivided, fractionalized ownership position as a tenant-in-common with other investors, placing their funds in a much larger and higher quality project than they could possibly afford on their own.”
SCI has been in business since 1994, and has a portfolio valued at $230+ million. SCI corporate offices are located in West Los Angeles, and the company is recognized throughout the real estate, investment, and banking communities as one of the most active, professional, and astute real estate investors in the market today.
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MOFFETT FIELD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Building on the success of their current relationship, Farmers®
Insurance and Airship Ventures, have agreed to extend their working
relationship to brand the Zeppelin Eureka as the Farmers Airship.
The agreement not only keeps the Farmers brand on the Zeppelin Eureka,
but also strengthens the role the world’s largest airship will play
as a Farmers Insurance ambassador across the country.
“A lot of people look at our brand on the airship and think ‘floating
billboard,’ but the response we’ve received proves it’s much more than
that,” commented Farmers Chief Marketing Officer, Kevin Kelso. “The
airship generates brand visibility for miles, but the true value of our
relationship lies in people’s affinity for the airship and the
experience of flying. It allows us to connect with the public and
integrate our brand in communities in a way we wouldn’t be able to
Community support is at the top of Farmers’ priorities when it comes to
the Farmers Airship. The first community airship-centered event under
the new agreement was held in San Diego and supported Farmers’ signature
charity, the March of Dimes. Farmers is the no. two fundraiser
nationwide for the March of Dimes. Farmers will leverage the Zeppelin
experience to raise even more funds in 2010 in support of healthy babies.
A series of flights above San Diego July 14-16 raised over $23,000 for
the March of Dimes. These flights were a precursor to Farmers’ largest
annual single-day March of Dimes fundraising effort, Be a Hero for
Babies Day® , taking place today. Acting as a beacon for the
charitable efforts taking place, the Farmers Airship is sailing above
Farmers’ Home Office in Los Angeles, the hub for nationwide fundraising
Since first taking to the skies in January, Farmers has integrated the
Farmers Airship in dozens of events like these, garnering international
media attention for the brand and its causes along the way. On its very
first outing earlier this year, the Farmers Airship exposed the brand to
millions around the globe, providing aerial footage to CBS-TV and acting
as the ultimate skybox for passengers above the Farmers Insurance Open
PGA Golf Tournament at Torrey Pines, Calif.
The Farmers Airship also soared above March for Babies events
across Southern California in April and May, enriching Farmers national
support for March of Dimes. The relationship has also yielded
opportunities to underscore Farmers’ “Ready Feels Good” message. Through
Airship Ventures, Farmers played a role in Operation Golden Guardian,
the State of California’s annual disaster drill, and the Farmers Airship
and the Farmers brand were also prominently featured in a 3-minute
segment on NBC’s Today Show.
“Farmers really gets what the Zeppelin is capable of in terms of
creating meaningful engagements with the public,” stated Airship
Ventures CEO Alexandra Hall. “Our working relationship isn’t just about
showing off a logo, it’s about using the airship as a way to interact
with people and develop valuable relationships. We’re thrilled to
continue our relationship with Farmers and create success for us both in
the coming years.”
About the Farmers Airship and Purchasing Tickets
Stretching 15-feet longer than a 747 and 50-feet longer than the largest
blimp, the Farmers Airship, the Zeppelin Eureka, is the world’s
largest airship. One of only two Zeppelins commercially flying in the
world, the airshipfeatures the largest logo ever used in
Farmers’ history. Larger than most homes, the decal is comprised of 697
sheets of vinyl totaling almost 4,850 square feet and measuring
approximately 185 feet long by 30 feet high on either side of the
Zeppelin. Farmers iconic blue and red shield measures 30 feet high by 50
feet wide, while the 17-foot tall letters spelling out the company name
stretch over 105 feet. The Farmers Airship offers passengers spectacular
360-degree views of the sights on flightseeing tours above Los Angeles,
San Francisco Bay, Silicon Valley, Monterey and San Diego. For more
information about the airship, or to view a detailed flight schedule and
purchase tickets, visit www.farmersairship.com,
or call 650-969-8100 x111.
About Airship Ventures, Inc.
Founded in 2007 in California, Airship Ventures, Inc., operates the only
passenger airship operation in the United States, featuring the Zeppelin Eureka,
the world’s largest airship. The Zeppelin’s spacious cabin comfortably
accommodates one pilot, one flight attendant, and 12 passengers, with
luxury features including oversized panoramic windows, an onboard
restroom with window, and a 180-degree rear observation window and “love
seat” that wraps the entire aft of the cabin. Using the inert gas helium
for lift, and vectored thrust engines for flight, Zeppelin NTs have been
flying in Germany and Japan since 1997 with an unparalleled safety
record. For more Airship Ventures news, follow the company on Facebook
About Farmers Insurance Group
“Farmers”, “Farmers Insurance Group” and “Farmers Insurance Group of
Companies” are federally registered service marks. Farmers Insurance
Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange
(Exchanges) are inter-insurance exchanges owned by their policyholders
and organized under the laws of the State of California. The Exchanges,
directly or through their subsidiaries and affiliates, offer homeowners
insurance, auto insurance, commercial insurance, and financial services
throughout the United States. Farmers Group, Inc. (dba Farmers
Underwriters Association) (FGI) and its subsidiaries, Truck Underwriters
Association and Fire Underwriters Association, provide certain
administrative services for the Exchanges as the Exchanges’
attorneys-in-fact. FGI is a subsidiary of Zurich Financial Services Ltd.
The Exchanges do not hold an ownership interest in FGI, and FGI does not
hold an ownership interest in any of the Exchanges.
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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 22, 2009
PlayerAuctions™ (http://www.playerauctions.com/), the most secure marketplace to buy and sell MMO game assets such as game currency and accounts, today announced special giveaways to their member base in celebration of their 1 Year Anniversary.
In celebration of its official launch one year ago, PlayerAuctions is offering a chance to three gamers the chance to win free game accounts. Two buyers will be eligible to win game accounts valued at $350 and $250 based on either their total number or success orders or their total order transaction value. More excitingly however, any buyer who has successfully completed at least one successful order will be eligible to be selected at random to receive a free game account worth $550. While this month's promotion primarily appeals to buyers within the community, PlayerAuctions by no means neglects its sellers, as their last promotion recently concluded with awarding a Seller (chosen by the community) with an Alienware PC. Buyers are eligible based on purchases made within May 1st – May 31st PST.
“We are in the midst of some very exciting changes and planning for the future of PA,” says Jacob Aldaco of PlayerAuctions.com. Recently some well known top talent within the RMT industry has joined the PlayerAuctions team. While details are not released “…people in this industry had still keep a watchful eye on some of the exciting features PlayerAuctions will be developing within the coming months after our 1 year anniversary celebration,” Aldaco states.
About PlayerAuctions™, LLC
PlayerAuctions is a digital asset exchange for the buying and selling of game currency, accounts, items, powerleveling and guides from more than 100 Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs), including World of Warcraft, EverQuest II, Warhammer Online and EVE Online. The company is based in Los Angeles, CA and is fully invested in by Itemmania, the leading player-to-player marketplace in Korea. Through PlayerGuardian™ technology, PlayerAuctions protects every transaction in a safe and secure environment where players can enhance and reward their gameplay.
PlayerGuardian technology is based on the security systems and procedures of Itemmania, and has been further enhanced at PlayerAuctions to meet the needs of the international market. This security technology has been proven on Itemmania through the successful and secure completion of more than 30 million player-to-player trades.
I attended the undergraduate film software at The University of Southern California and then proceeded with my film education at New York University in which I graduated with a BFA. Throughout my time at USC I attended quite a few courses and labored on various productions of pals that have been in the software. In this small essay I'll attempt and give an overview of what I perspective as the strengths and weaknesses of the software as I see them.
The USC College of Cinematic Arts is located on the major campus of the University of Southern California which is located just south of downtown Los Angeles in an spot bordering what is regarded as southwest LA. For those people unfamiliar with Los Angeles and USC, the school is composed of a perfectly preserved and manicured campus that is enclosed as an 'oasis' from the encompassing areas of east LA which are not approximately as wonderful.
Typically, the west side of Los Angeles is what persons think of when they think of the seashores and nicer suburban areas as perfectly as Hollywood and Beverly Hills which are just east of the ocean communities but west of USC. Though those people living on campus enjoy a wonderful atmosphere, it is generally recognized that venturing as well significantly absent from the major campus is not the very best experience with many if not most college students picking out to go away all through the weekends as the school does have a potent commuter aspect to It.
The USC Undergraduate Cinema Application is structured in 3 tiers, the 200, three hundred, and 400 amount with each tier of courses escalating in complexity and generally relying on the effective completion of those people levels beneath. Though you have a option between various selections relying on your spot of interest there are some required courses including the 'core' courses of Cinema 310, generally taken in junior calendar year and Cinema 480, generally taken senior calendar year.
Cinema 310 and 480 are the main production courses of the software in which college students are set into either teams or crews and deliver their more substantial productions. Though Cinema 310 regarded as of non-synced sound and 480 was a more substantial a lot more sync-sound production, items have developed over the a long time. The two courses have a 'screening' in a kind of pageant at the conclusion of the semester in which college students display their films to each other and loved ones and pals are invited to perspective them. The incredibly very best of these can usually be made use of as portfolio parts to acquire illustration whilst typically they are not of the good quality or length of the graduate amount films.
The services of the school of Cinema / Tv at USC are fantastic. George Lucas, one particular of the school's noteworthy alumni, has built quite a few substantive contributions to the school and recently donated $ a hundred seventy five million to establish a massive expansion of the school. In addition, Steven Spielberg and other people have donated revenue for services. The current school is crafted like a compact studio with doable structures including The George Lucas Instructional Building, The Steven Spielberg Music Scoring Phase and The Marcia Lucas Post-Creation Building.
USC has a incredibly good and focused staff members of professors protecting both equally complete-time as perfectly as adjunct school. Most professors have an extensive historical past of operating in the characteristic film and tv industries with various acquiring been nominated for Oscars and Emmys. In the earlier, the school has experienced a quite a few popular school including Irving Thalberg, Alfred Hitchcock, DW Griffith and Darryll Zanuck. Immediately after Graduation USC has a incredibly highly effective and…
ROSEMEAD, Calif.–()– (SCE) is advising customers to be aware of a
Imposters have been calling SCE customers telling them they must make
immediate payment on past due bills or have their electric service
disconnected. The callers are also demanding that payment be made
through a prepaid cash card. Other forms of fraud involve customers
being asked to purchase prepaid debit cards. Scammers ask for the debit
card number and collect the value deposited on the card.
SCE customers have reported about 800 instances of phone scams this
year. About 150 residential and commercial customers have been
victimized by some form of bill scam with the incidents costing them an
average of $800 to $1,000.
“We ask our customers to be alert to these calls that demand immediate
payment and threaten service disconnection,” said Marlyn Denter, SCE
manager of consumer affairs. “Customers suspecting a fraudulent call
should ask for the caller’s name, department and business phone number.
If the caller refuses to provide this information, customers should
terminate the call and report the incident immediately to local police
or SCE at 800-655-4555.”
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, whose office
prosecutes crimes in about 80 cities within SCE’s service territory,
joins the utility in warning consumers about telephone scams.
“SCE and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office share a
common interest in keeping Los Angeles County residents safe from bill
scams and other financial crimes,” Lacey said.
“A first step to preventing financial scams — particularly among the
elderly and in ethnic communities — is to educate the public,” she said.
“When these crimes do occur, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s
Office is fully committed to prosecuting them to the fullest extent of
SCE also reminds customers to ask for identification when a stranger
comes to the door or calls claiming to be a utility worker. SCE utility
workers will provide verification, including their department and phone
number, when asked.
In most cases, home visits by SCE are scheduled by the customer and SCE
will confirm the appointment in writing. If there are any concerns, SCE
and law enforcement officials suggest having the utility worker wait
outside until their identity can be verified.
SCE customers should also note that:
An SCE employee will never ask for money in person.
Never reveal your credit card, ATM or calling card numbers (or PIN
numbers) to anyone.
If someone calls and requests you leave your residence at a specific
time for a utility-related cause, call the police. This could be a
burglary attempt set up by the caller.
Be suspicious of anyone who arrives at your house without an
appointment asking to check an appliance, wiring or suggesting that
there may be some other electrical problem inside or outside your
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About Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey leads the largest
local prosecutorial office in the United States. Each year, the prosecutes more than
60,000 felonies and 140,000 misdemeanor crimes.
About Southern California Edison
An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison
is the largest electric utility in California, serving a population of
more than 14 million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a
50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern
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(PRWEB) March 7, 2002
For Immediate Release Contact: Robert Moskowitz, Innerworth
Dr. Richard Geist, Noted Investment Psychologist, Joins InnerworthÂs Stellar Advisory Board
(Los Angeles, Calif., March 7, 2002) Â Innerworth today announced that Dr. Richard Geist, the noted investment psychologist, has joined the Innerworth Advisory Board, adding to its already impressive line up of top traders and psychological experts.
Dr. Geist lectures extensively on the psychology of investing, has presented numerous papers on issues such as The Psychology of Investor Mistakes, Psychological Stresses of Managing Money, The Emotions of Risk, and Herd Mentality, and has consulted to some of the largest financial institutions in the nation.
Dr. Geist has been quoted in Barron's, Harvard Magazine, Financial Planning Magazine, Forbes, the New York Times, and USA Today. He has appeared on CNN, CNBC, NBC, PBS, the Fox Network, Bloomberg Television, the Nightly Business Report, Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street Week, and numerous radio programs around the country.
Co-Director of Harvard Medical School's annual Psychology of Investor Conference, Dr. Geist holds the positions of Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; and Founding Member and Faculty, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. He is on numerous Boards of Directors and Editorial Boards, and is currently writing a book on the psychology of the ÂGood Enough InvestorÂ (to be published by Crown Press).
InnerworthÂs Web site, http://www.innerworth.com, is the first and most powerful online information service specifically aimed at helping traders and investors at any level of personal development and investment skill greatly increase their bottom-line performance. It works by offering information, tools, advice, and feedback that strengthen and align the central psychological factors that often spell the difference between success and failure. When ignored, these factors frequently undermine trading behavior for the vast majority of amateur and semi-professional investors.
Innerworth is a privately held corporation with offices in the San Francisco Bay area and the Los Angeles area of California. The company was founded in September, 1999, specifically to develop and post on the Web proprietary information, services, and tools designed to help investors and traders improve their results by honing and strengthening their personal psychological attributes.
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Kids, Teens, and Celebrities Unite in Summer Long Effort to Collect New Shoes for Underprivileged Kids. They Call Themselves “The Shoe Crew”!
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 19, 2012
Five-Star PR today announced the formation of “The Shoe Crew,” a group of kids, teens, and celebrities determined to help make a difference in the lives of underprivileged youth by providing them with much needed new athletic shoes. The Shoe Crew consists of over twenty members— primarily actors, celebrities, and public figures. The list of team members can be found on the official website http://www.TheShoeCrew.org. The Shoe Crew will be organizing weekly events this summer to collect new athletic shoes which will be donated to two different charities—A Place Called Home and Shoes That Fit. Their goal is to provide new shoes to all of the youth served by A Place Called Home and in addition, they are aiming to fill up the entire warehouse located at the Shoes That Fit corporate office in Claremont, CA. Shoes collected by The Shoe Crew will be donated in time for many of the kids served by these charities to receive a new pair of shoes when they head back to school this fall.
“All kids deserve to have comfortable, nice-looking shoes for school,” said young actor, Gabriel Welch. “We really wanted to do something productive with our time this summer,” said Kayla Tinucci, a junior at Canyon High School and the Captain of The Shoe Crew. Her brother, teen actor, Justin Tinucci, went on to say, “It is so rewarding to do things that positively impact the lives of other people. I am so excited about The Shoe Crew and everything we are doing this summer!”
The Shoe Crew plans to meet their goals by hosting weekly events this summer. At each event, they will be collecting shoes in exchange for discounted or free entry fees to activities. These fun events are being sponsored by local businesses. Sponsors of The Shoe Crew include Vlado Footwear, Vitaminwater, Goodie Girls Cupcakery, Western Digital, K Spin Designs, Via Trading, The Malibu Country Club, Sky High – Costa Mesa, Racers Edge Indoor Karting- Burbank, and many more. Vlado Footwear is working with the Shoe Crew and will be matching the first one thousand pairs of shoes donated to The Shoe Crew with a new pair of Vlado shoes. “We are so excited to be working with Vlado on this project and their offer to match the first one thousand pairs of shoes donated this summer gives a huge boost to our campaign,” said teen actress, Taylor Hay.
The fun summer of events will begin with a red carpet gala on June 22nd at 6:00 pm at The Malibu Country Club, 901 Encinial Road, Malibu, CA. Attendees’ shoe donations will help get the summer started on the right foot! The Shoe Crew’s official summer calendar will be announced along with introductions of the entire Shoe Crew team, which includes Dylan Riley Snyder of Disney’s Kickin It!
The second Shoe Crew event will be hosted by Sky High Sports 2970 Airway Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626 on June 27th from 2pm to 10pm ocy.jumpskyhigh.com. For the entire day, anyone can bring in a pair of shoes in exchange for an hour of free jump time. For each pair of new athletic shoes donated, attendees will receive an hour of jump time. Celebrities will also be present to sign autographs for those who donate shoes!
Many of the underprivileged recipients who will benefit from the Shoe Crew’s efforts are in need of emergency assistance. Some of these youth are from homes that have burned down, have fled domestic violence situations, or whose parents have had to choose between a roof over their heads or food on the table versus the other basic items their children desperately need. The Show Crew is devoted to helping these underprivileged youth who aren’t able to afford necessities that are generally taken for granted, such as shoes.
Volunteers, media coverage, and sponsors are needed! Contact Jennifer Tinucci (Jennifer(at)theshoecrew(dot)org/303.472.8479) if you would like to help support this amazing cause!
About Five-Star PR
Five-Star PR is a full service publicity firm offering a wide range of services to a widespread clientele. Backed by twenty years of proven marketing experience, the Five-Star PR complete line of services includes everything from social media and media planning to event planning and red carpet submissions. http://www.five-starpr.com
Contact: Jennifer Tinucci
About Shoes That Fit
The mission of Shoes That Fit is to provide new shoes to children in need for school. Every child deserves shoes that fit. Their grassroots programs are working to provide children in need with new shoes that enable them to attend school in comfort and with dignity and allow them to focus on their studies rather than their circumstances. Shoes That Fit creates a simple, hands-on program that encourages volunteerism in every community. http://www.shoesthatfit.org
About A Place Called Home
A Place Called Home is a safe haven in South Central Los Angeles where underserved youth are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts, and well being; and are inspired to make a meaningful difference in their community and the world.
A Place Called Home is a dynamic, non-profit youth center located in South Central Los Angeles. APCH provides educational programs, counseling and mentoring, music, dance, and art classes. We also have a recreation and athletic department. One on one attention is at the heart of all APCH programs and activities. This reflects the belief that each member arrives at our center with skills and abilities that have not fully been realized. As youth participate in our programs, they discover their interests and talents. APCH strives to help youth achieve a better sense of themselves and the world around them. Our goal is to increase the likelihood that they will stay in school and go on to higher education and viable jobs.
For more information please visit http://www.apch.org/
LOS ANGELES–()– (OTCBB: FXIT) (the “Company”), an
operator of an online foreign exchange trading system for professional
and retail clients over the internet, previously reported on a Form 8K
dated April 19, 2010, that it had entered into a Software Licensing
Agreement with Triple 8 Limited (“Triple 8”) whereby the Company
licenses Triple 8’s trading software for the purpose of introducing
prospective clients. Since the Company launched its trading platform, ,
using Triple 8's software, the platform has attracted over 70 clients
who have deposited approximately $100,000 with Triple 8.
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press release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and
uncertainties. The statements contained herein that are not purely
historical are forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that
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The Cell Phone Repair industry experienced strong growth over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to rise at an average annual rate of 10.9%, with 13.7% growth anticipated from 2011 to 2012, to total $1.1 billion. “Much of this growth has been on the back of the rising popularity of damage-prone smartphones,” says IBISWorld industry analyst Nima Samadi. “Moving forward, however, the increasing affordability of cell phones is encouraging more consumers to purchase new cell phones rather than repairing their existing ones.”
Internet-enabled smartphones are more expensive than basic-feature phones and are therefore more likely to be repaired instead of replaced. Smartphones also have fragile LCD (liquid crystal display) screens and touchscreens, inaccessible batteries and other breakable parts that make them more likely to need repair. “Smartphones currently represent more than two thirds of all mobile phone sales and half of all mobile phone users,” adds Samadi. “The rapid market acceptance of smartphones has created a need for more cell phone repair shops to keep up with this growing market.” Over the five years to 2012, the number of cell phone repair shops has grown at an average rate of 6.8% per year to 2,455. The Cell Phone Repair industry is highly fragmented and small operators dominate the industry. There are a large number of small firms in the industry specializing in cell phone repair services that operate independently and are targeted to serve a small geographic region. Industry concentration has remained relatively stable in the past five years.
Over the five years to 2017, the industry is expected to expand at a slower rate than the previous five years due to rapid technology growth, the falling price of cell phones, and rising disposable incomes encouraging replacement demand versus repairs. Smartphone adoption is also reaching its saturation rate. The emergence of 4G wireless technology (and an increasing number of 4G-enabled devices being released) should encourage a more rapid transition to 4G devices, which will discourage customers from repairing older 3G devices. Falling prices have also supported demand for new cell phones and smartphones, providing stronger incentives for consumers to replace their existing cell phones as opposed to repairing them. In addition, an expected rise in consumer sentiment and per capita disposable income over the next five years will encourage more consumers to simply replace their broken cell phones instead of repairing them. For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Cell Phone Repair in the US industry report page.
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This industry primarily repairs and maintains cell phones. Some firms may also repair tablets such as iPads or other electronic devices as a secondary business; this activity is also included in industry revenue. Industry firms include brick-and-mortar stores, which allow customers to bring in their cell phones for repair. Some stores also allow customers to mail in devices that need repairs.
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