Formula 1 Charity Auction Tops $10 Million

Formula 1 Charity Auction Tops $10 Million Jul 18, 2007

The British Grand Prix weekend began earlier this month with performances at London’s Royal Albert Hall by Lemar and Beverley Knight, Mica Paris, Run DMC and Ronan Keating, followed by an auction to raise money for CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading children’s cancer charity. Over $10 million was raised, with Formula One memorabilia and a Pablo Picasso print among the top earners at the auction. More
AIDS Orphan Project in Running to Win $5M in American Express Contest

AIDS Orphan Project in Running to Win $5M in American Express Contest Jul 17, 2007

American Express Members Project, an online initiative for card-members to vote on ideas to make a positive impact in the world, announced results of elections for the Top 25 projects. Among the winners is Artists for a New South Africa's innovative program “Help African Children Orphaned by AIDS,” the only orphan or AIDS effort in the Top 25. More
Gibson Supports Green Rubber

Gibson Supports Green Rubber Jul 16, 2007

Mel Gibson is going all out to recycle tire rubber by applying his charismatic star appeal to help kick-start a venture by Green Rubber’s in New Mexico. Gibson has been a long-time crusader for practical solutions to environmental problems, so his collaboration with Green Rubber Global was no surprise. He is one of the financial backers for the enterprise — a subsidiary of Petra Group, which has invented the world’s first commercially-viable, waste-free way to recycle tires. More
Fran Drescher Launches Cancer Schmancer Movement

Fran Drescher Launches Cancer Schmancer Movement Jul 14, 2007

On June 21, Fran Drescher, star of television series The Nanny and author of Cancer Schmancer, announced the national launch of the Cancer Schmancer Movement. This day also marked her own anniversary of seven years of wellness. A survivor of uterine cancer due to early detection, Drescher’s goal is to realize a world where “no woman will die from cancer as a result of late stage diagnosis.” She wants “to ensure that all women’s cancers are diagnosed in Stage 1, when they are most curable.” More
Fantasy Poker Night Benefits Lili Claire Foundation

Fantasy Poker Night Benefits Lili Claire Foundation Jul 14, 2007

Familiar celebrity faces met with members of the public for a fundraising evening of no-limit Texas Hold-Em poker while enjoying cocktails poolside at the W Hotel. Cadillac cars transported guests to and from the venue for a star-studded fantasy poker experience on July 10th. More
Beyoncé Holds Pre-Concert Food Drive

Beyoncé Holds Pre-Concert Food Drive Jul 13, 2007

Beyoncé Knowles is kicking off tomorrow night’s concert in her hometown of Houston with a food drive to benefit Feeding America and the Houston Food Bank. More
Jude Law to Make Film in Afghanistan For World Peace Day

Jude Law to Make Film in Afghanistan For World Peace Day Jul 13, 2007

British actor Jude Law is to film a new documentary for the BBC in Afghanistan, as part of the lead up to World Peace Day on September 21. More
90 Minutes for Mandela

90 Minutes for Mandela Jul 12, 2007

A host of international football stars, past and present, will play in Cape Town to honour former South African president Nelson Mandela on July 18, the start of his 90th year. This is the second time Mandela has received such an honour and the only person whom FIFA has honoured more than once. More
Mel Gibson Plans Costa Rican Donation

Mel Gibson Plans Costa Rican Donation Jul 11, 2007

Mel Gibson has met with the President of Costa Rica to discuss making a donation to help the local indian population. More
Keys, Lee Help Keep Children Alive

Keys, Lee Help Keep Children Alive Jul 10, 2007

A group of dedicated charity workers teamed up with Spike Lee and Alicia Keys to help save children in Africa through an auction of modern technology and celebrity glamour. More
Live Earth Rocks the Planet

Live Earth Rocks the Planet Jul 9, 2007

They came, they rocked, they conquered. 07/07/07 saw the Live Earth concerts take place on 7 continents, and the event will go down in history and in people’s hearts as one of the greatest spectacles ever staged. More
Jewel in the Water

Jewel in the Water Jul 8, 2007

Singer-songwriter and sometime-actor Jewel is refocusing her near decade-long, discrete charitable activities towards a more effective, higher profile partnership with Virgin Unite and its British billionaire boss Sir Richard Branson. More
Tee for a Cause

Tee for a Cause Jul 7, 2007

Professional athletes and celebrities are teeing off for a day of golf, contest holes and lunch on the course, and it is all for a good cause. July 16th marks the 13th annual charity golf tournament by Gold’s Gym to benefit the American Diabetes Association at Badlands Country Club, Las Vegas. More
Big Shoes To Fill For Blue Planet Run

Big Shoes To Fill For Blue Planet Run Jul 7, 2007

An unusual new exhibition is raising eyebrows in downtown New York. A series of giant running shoes, designed by 20 well-known celebrities, has been placed around the city to raise awareness of an enduro-sport charity event taking place during July and August. More
Prince Fragrance Raises Funds For Charity

Prince Fragrance Raises Funds For Charity Jul 6, 2007

On 07/07/07, Prince and Revelations Perfume and Cosmetics are to launch the 3121 fragrance with a surprise in-store concert and 24-hours of charity fundraising. More
Green Day For Darfur

Green Day For Darfur Jul 6, 2007

Punk rock band Green Day has designed a limited edition t-shirt on sale at Hard Rock locations the world over, and a portion of the proceeds will go to The Amnesty International Campaign to aid Darfur, Sudan. More
eBay Busy With Charity Auctions

eBay Busy With Charity Auctions Jul 6, 2007

Ebay Giving Works, the program set up by the internet giant dedicated to charity auctions, is busy this month with an influx of musicians selling items for good causes. More
McGregor Visits Ethiopian Charity Project

McGregor Visits Ethiopian Charity Project Jul 5, 2007

Scots actor Ewan McGregor and his actor pal Charley Boorman have taken time out of their epic motorcycle journey to visit a United Nation Children’s Fund charity project in Ethiopia. More
Robbie Williams Gives It Sum More

Robbie Williams Gives It Sum More Jul 5, 2007

Robbie Williams has donated $3 million (£1.5 million) to his “Give It Sum” fund. Run in partnership with the UK Comic Relief, the fund provides grants for self-help projects, community groups and voluntary organisations based in North Staffordshire, where Robbie grew up. More
Live Earth Offers An Evening With Spinal Tap

Live Earth Offers An Evening With Spinal Tap Jul 4, 2007

A dinner with a difference is for sale on Ebay. The organisers of Live Earth are auctioning a special meal with members of rock group Spinal Tap, as part of their lead-up to the Live Earth concerts on July 7. More
Clooney, Damon Keep Helping Africa

Clooney, Damon Keep Helping Africa Jul 3, 2007

The stars of “Ocean’s Thirteen” recently raised over $9 million, and within three weeks donated over $5 million of it to various charities in Sudan’s Darfur region. Most of the money was contributed to the Ocean’s stars’ humanitarian organization, Not On Our Watch, during the film’s premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. George Clooney and his co-stars created Not On Our Watch to bring global attention to the plight of the people of Darfur where over 200,000 people have died since 2003 in a rebellion between local rebels and the Sudanese government, and 2.5 million civilians have fled their homes. More
Stars Sparkle for Elton John AIDS Foundation

Stars Sparkle for Elton John AIDS Foundation Jul 2, 2007

A charity party organised by Sir Elton John has raised $12.2 million for the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and was a night to remember for all those involved. More
Charities Benefit from Auction of President Ford’s Personal Items

Charities Benefit from Auction of President Ford’s Personal Items Jul 2, 2007

On July 7, over 500 items belonging to the late, former President Gerald Ford and his wife Betty, will be auctioned, with proceeds benefiting three charities important to the Fords. The auction will take place in Beaver Creek, Colorado, location of one of the Fords’ residences. More
Bond Actor Adds Voice To Children's Charity

Bond Actor Adds Voice To Children's Charity Jul 1, 2007

James Bond actor Daniel Craig has lent his voice to a new children’s charity campaign launched on Jun 26. More
$650,100 Charity Bid Wins Lunch With Buffett

$650,100 Charity Bid Wins Lunch With Buffett Jul 1, 2007

Two investors have bid $650,100 to have lunch with billionaire Warren Buffett. The annual event benefits the San Francisco homeless charity Glide. More
Clinton, Foxx Speak Against HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Clinton, Foxx Speak Against HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria Jun 30, 2007

One might not expect a politician and an award-winning entertainer to have much in common, but former US President Bill Clinton and actor/singer Jamie Foxx speak the same language when it comes to active involvement in fighting HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis & malaria. The two shared the stage during the Annual Global Business Coalition Gala on June 13th at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. More
Stars Raise The Stakes For Darfur

Stars Raise The Stakes For Darfur Jun 29, 2007

Las Vegas is to host a star-studded poker tournament on July 5 to raise much needed aid for the current humanitarian crisis in Darfur. More
Elton John, P. Diddy and Andrew Lloyd-Webber to Celebrate Life of Princess Diana

Elton John, P. Diddy and Andrew Lloyd-Webber to Celebrate Life of Princess Diana Jun 28, 2007

This Sunday, July 1st, music will fill the skies in remembrance of Princess Diana. The event was organised by her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry to celebrate her life, ten years after her death. More
Good Music, Excellent Wine With Aykroyd in June

Good Music, Excellent Wine With Aykroyd in June Jun 28, 2007

June has been a busy month for Dan Aykroyd. On June 9th, he performed a free Blues Brothers concert with James Belushi, the brother of Mr Aykroyd’s late Blues Brother partner, John Belushi. More
Clapton Hits the Right Notes for Treatment Center

Clapton Hits the Right Notes for Treatment Center Jun 27, 2007

Twenty of the world’s greatest guitarists and musicians are teaming up for the Crossroads Guitar Festival, a charity concert taking place in Chicago on July 28th. More