Charity organization Children Uniting Nations (C.U.N.) celebrated their 10th anniversary viewing of the Academy Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Sunday, February 22nd.
The night was jam packed with celebrities who united in support of foster children across the nation. The event was presented by The Hollywood Reporter, Swaggmedia.com and 93.5FM The Beat radio station, which was broadcasting live all night long.
The red carpet shined with celebrity attendees including Lauren Conrad, DJ AM, Taboo (from The Black Eyed Peas), Billy Baldwin, Lil’ Mama, Jane Seymour, Oscar Nunez, and more, all dressed in their Oscar best. The night included high energy performances form the Jabbawockeez, Colby O’Donis, Teairra Mari, Doug E. Fresh, Spinderella, Sophie B. Hawkins and the music stylings of DJ AM.
It was a night for everyone including actors, musicians, politicians, philanthropists and even world famous poker players. Jamie Gold, Winner of the World Series of Poker, donated his time and talent after forfeiting the chance to win $7 million in the LA Classic, to raise money and awareness for the charity by organizing a celebrity poker tournament and an incredible prize package that included a seat in the next World Series of Poker and provided coaching by Gold.
Founder Daphna Ziman commented on the evening, “It was amazing to me how much support we were given this year from celebrities, performers and attendees that genuinely want to help our children in need. I am so very thankful of all those who support Children Uniting Nations and the children we serve.”
C.U.N. also recognized their own award winners on Academy night, focusing on those who have given their time to work within the community. The Spirit of Life Award was presented to The Black Eyed Peas while other special honorees include Speaker of the Assembly Karen Bass and philanthropist Cathleen Shera for their work in the community.
Swaggmedia.com streamed the night and its performers live on the internet while 93.5FM The Beat broadcasted their show live with interviews and highlights of the night.
Source: PR Newswire