WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIF., (November 30, 2011) – On Sunday, December 4, 2011, The Trevor Project honored Lady Gaga with the Trevor Hero Award and Google Inc with the Trevor 2020 Award during “Trevor Live” at the Hollywood Palladium (6215 W Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA). The annual show benefits the life-saving work of The Trevor Project, a recent honoree of the White House as a Champion of Change for leadership and innovation in suicide prevention. The event’s presenting sponsors are Audi of America and ING.
“Our young people are at the center of a health crisis, and vocal leaders like Lady Gaga and technology leaders like Google Inc have stepped up to help change our culture,” said David McFarland, Interim Executive Director and CEO of The Trevor Project. “Our honorees are working with The Trevor Project to make a better today and a brighter tomorrow for youth. We are proud to honor Lady Gaga with the Trevor Hero Award and Google Inc with the Trevor 2020 award for their work to help young people express their true selves with pride.”
Trevor Live at the Hollywood Palladium is the signature annual event of The Trevor Project, a recent honoree of the White House as a Champion of Change for leadership and innovation in suicide prevention. This annual December event brings together top entertainers and corporate leaders to support the organization’s lifesaving initiatives, including its free and confidential lifeline, suicide prevention workshops, community outreach, advocacy efforts and educational resources.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people under 24. Every day, The Trevor Project saves young lives through its free and confidential lifeline, in-school workshops, educational materials, online resources and advocacy. Honored by the White House as a “Champion of Change,” The Trevor Project is a leader and innovator in suicide prevention. Learn more at TheTrevorProject.org.
(December 8, 2011) – LOS ANGELES – Singer Katy Perry announced today more than $175,000 was raised to benefit over 50 nonprofit organizations, including more than $40,000 each to The Humane Society of the United States, Children’s Health Fund and Generosity Water through ticket sales for her California Dreams tour. Katy made special tickets available for sale for her US tour through Tickets-for-Charity.com®, where fans were able to access some of the best seats in the house while also supporting these outstanding organizations and other charities of their choice.
Katy personally selected the three charities to benefit from her Tickets-for-Charity® program, saying, “I’m thrilled to be able to help support the work these organizations are doing to fight and prevent animal cruelty, provide health care to homeless children and bring clean drinking water to communities around the world.”
“I can’t thank my amazing fans enough for their generosity in helping these great causes by choosing Tickets-for-Charity.com for their tickets!” Katy added.
Representatives from the charities and Tickets-for-Charity joined Katy for a special check presentation after her final California Dreams tour performance to celebrate the significant and lasting impact that funds generated will have on these vital causes:
· Children’s Health Fund will be able fund more than 430 doctor visits through their nationwide fleet of mobile health clinics, helping underserved and at-risk children who would otherwise lack access to basic health care;
· Generosity Water is building wells in Ghana, Nigeria, Laos and India and will be able to provide clean, safe drinking water to more than 4,000 people as a result of this amazing partnership;
· The Humane Society of the United States will be able to fund a rescue operation for nearly 50 puppy mill dogs in addition to continuing its work to reduce suffering and improve the lives of all animals.
Following Katy’s sold-out 122-date California Dreams world tour and groundbreaking American Music Award for Special Achievement, this charitable announcement tops off a truly remarkable year for Katy Perry and her fans – and sets the stage for an amazing year ahead!
About Children’s Health Fund
Founded in 1987 by singer/songwriter Paul Simon and pediatrician/advocate Irwin Redlener, M.D., Children's Health Fund (CHF) is the nation's leading pediatric provider of mobile-based health care for homeless and low-income children and their families. CHF's mission is to bring health care directly to those in need through the development and support of innovative medical programs, response to public health crises, and the promotion of guaranteed access to health care for all children. CHF currently has 50 mobile medical clinics serving hundreds of locations across the country. Over the past 24 years, the organization has supported more than two million health care visits for disadvantaged children, often in places where doctors and health care providers are in short supply. For more information about CHF, visit www.childrenshealthfund.org.
About Generosity Water
Generosity Water is dedicated to ending the clean water crisis in developing countries, one community at a time. The organization is led by 24-year-old Jordan Wagner who became their Executive Director in December of 2008. In three years, Generosity Water has funded over 290 wells in 17 countries serving clean water to more than 120,000 people. Their MyGenerosityWater website allows businesses, schools, churches, and individuals to create their own fundraising pages, engage their network of supporters, and ultimately sponsor their own clean water wells. More than $400,000 has been raised through this website alone, since it was created back in September 2010. For more information about Generosity Water visit, www.GenerosityWater.org.
About The Humane Society of the United States
The Humane Society of the United States works to reduce suffering and to create meaningful social change for animals by advocating for sensible public policies, investigating cruelty and working to enforce existing laws, educating the public about animal issues, joining with corporations on behalf of animal-friendly policies, and conducting hands-on programs that make ours a more humane world. We are a leading disaster relief agency for animals, and we provide direct care for thousands of animals at our sanctuaries and rescue facilities, wildlife rehabilitation centers, and mobile veterinary clinics. www.humanesociety.org
Tickets-for-Charity works with top performing artists to offer fans access to high-demand concert seats – at the same or better price they’ll find elsewhere – while benefiting national and local charities at the same time. From the Rolling Stones and James Taylor to John Mayer and Taylor Swift, Tickets-for-Charity has worked with over 75 performing artists to generate millions of dollars in charitable ticket sales and donations for some of the world’s most respected charities. For more information on current Charitable Sale programs and partners, please visit www.ticketsforcharity.com.