Archive for the ‘EVENTS’ Category

‘Breathe’ concert to praise smokeless air

July 9, 2008

HONOLULU, HI – The American Lung Association of Hawaii (ALAH) therefore is resolved to begin 2008 by rallying support in the community to advance the cause of lung health.

The first annual “Breathe Concert—Clean Air for Everyone” featuring a top lineup of Hawaii entertainers will begin at 7 p.m. on January 12th at the Hawaii Theater. Among more than 20 entertainers are numerous Hoku and Po`Okela award winners. ALAH Executive Director Jean Evans said Hawaii’s finest entertainers will lend their support to retaining existing laws that protect the quality of the indoor air in which they perform. The concert will be held four days before the State Legislature convenes.

“Our timing is no coincidence,” Evans said. “Passage of the law that prohibits smoking in bars, restaurants, airports, offices and all other public spaces was a milestone in public health. We must protect this pro-health law and focus attention on the necessity to retain and strengthen it during the 2008 legislative session. In addition, we must continue our funding to support adults and children who suffer from asthma and other chronic pulmonary diseases. This fabulous concert will help us do that.” (more…)

Horizon of Hope to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Initiatives

July 3, 2008

NEWARK, OH – The Longaberger Company is kicking off its 2008 Horizon of Hope campaign with a special offer that will enable customers to buy Horizon of Hope products at a 20 percent discount while also supporting American Cancer Society breast cancer research and education initiatives.

The campaign features a Horizon of Hope Basket and other products that Longaberger designs exclusively for the fundraising effort. $2 of proceeds from each Horizon of Hope Basket, accessory set, or set of travel mugs go to the American Cancer Society.

The campaign is from July 1 through August 31, with the discount on Horizon of Hope products available from July 1 through July 16. (more…)

Vacation and Volunteer at Melbourne 2008 Homeless World Cup

July 2, 2008

Hands Up Holidays, the tour operator that blends incredible sightseeing with meaningful volunteering experiences, is lending its support by encouraging travellers to combine a fantastic holiday exploring the best of Australia and also giving something back by volunteering for a week at the Melbourne 2008 Homeless World Cup.

Volunteers will assist in the following areas:
Catering Assistants – ensuring 500 players are fed and watered pitchside, at their accommodation and in the lounge
Media Assistants – live match reporters, match photographers, media accreditation
Accreditation Monitors – enforcing the accreditation system at key access points

The itinerary starts with a week’s volunteering in Melbourne followed by the holiday visiting Sydney, The Blue Mountains, Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef. Extension trips to South Australia, the Whitsunday Island and Uluru (Ayers Rock) are also possible. (more…)

Paul McCartney Holds Charity Concert in Ukraine

June 17, 2008

KIEV, Ukraine — Tens of thousands of people braved heavy rain and thunder Saturday night to see Paul McCartney perform a charity concert on Kiev’s central Independence Square.

The outdoor show, the first in Ukraine for the former Beatle, was billed as the biggest concert ever in the former Soviet republic. It was broadcast live on national television and on giant screens in five cities.

After a half-hour delay because of the weather, McCartney, who turns 66 next week, came out on the stage and greeted the crowd in Ukrainian, before diving into the Beatles hit “Drive My Car.”

He followed up with a series of Beatles songs, including “Hey Jude,” “Let it Be,” “Back in the U.S.S.R.,” and “Penny Lane.” The show also included a rendition of “A Day in the Life,” which McCartney dedicated to John Lennon.

McCartney returned for his encore waving a Ukrainian flag and finished off the two-hour show with fireworks, a rendition of “Yesterday” and a musical finale.

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The Power of Hope

May 24, 2008

Youth Empowerment through the Arts – The Power of Hope unleashes the positive potential of youth through arts-centered, multicultural learning programs. A non-religious, non-profit organization, it offers young people multi-day workshops and courses in the summer break and during the school year.

The programs are aimed at 14 to 18 year olds but they also run professional development courses for youth workers, artists, teachers and other adults. The schemes have been running in America, Canada and Uganda since 1996 but LIFEbeat, inspired by its US parent, is now running summer programs for young people in the UK too.

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