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May 18th, 2017 by Cherry

“We love doing this event every year because proceeds from Pink Pump’s Gala provide free summer camp for hundreds of children with disabilities and their siblings living in Southern California. Our amazing honorees and hundreds of guests gather for a great cause and we have lots of fun too!”, SNN founder Areva Martin

 

 

@Patharveynews is serving as the “Mistress of Ceremonies”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Areva Martin and the Special Needs Network 9th Annual Pink Pump Affair is the gala fundraiser, fashion who and Women of Distinction Awards Presentation to benefit Children and Families affected by Autism and Related Developmental Disorders.

Acclaimed actress @MsJamieBrewer 

@ReaAnn of @beautyblender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘The Power of Women’ will celebrate the diversity of women making a difference in Hollywood and offices across this Sunday, May 21st at the Four Seasons Los Angeles Hotel (Beverly Hills). Pink Pump’s 2017 honorees are Actress Jamie Brewer of the award-winning FX drama series “ American Horror Story ”, Beauty entrepreneur Rea Ann Silva ; creator and CEO of Beauty Blender, the honorable Betty Yee ; California State Comptroller and Dr. Roslyn Blake ; Founder of MB Ellison, Inc., a leading healthcare insurance company. This year’s honorary chairpersons are Senator Kamala Harris and Actress/Comedienne Kym Whitley . Pat Harvey , CBS News Emmy-Award winning news anchor will serve as the event’s emcee. Attendees will include  philanthropist Tina Knowles, actor Richard Lawson, plus sized model & beauty advocate Rosie Mercado, GRAMMY Award-winning singer Keyshia Cole, reality TV star Tami Roman, celebrity fitness trainer Corey Calliet and TV/radio personality Wendell James to name a few! They will all be at the Four Seasons to help families affected by Autism and Related Developmental Disorders the opportunity for kids to have summer camp fun! Buy Tickets

@birenco @SamSchacher generous donation to the #PinkPump silent auction!

ABOUT SPECIAL NEEDS NETWORK

Founded in 2005, Special Needs Network, Inc. (SNN) grew out of the struggles of Areva D. Martin, Esq. after her son Marty was diagnosed with autism at the age of two. Martin combined her legal skills and entrepreneurial talents to create the parent-centered non-profit organization whose mission is to raise public awareness about developmental disabilities and to impact public policy. The overarching goal of SNN is to provide education and resources to families, children and adults living with autism and related developmental disorders by advocating on their behalf to insure that issues specific to these communities are addressed. For more information about the Special Needs Network, visit www.snnla.org and follow SNN on Twitter at #PinkPump2017.

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October 10th, 2013 by Cherry

 


SPEAKS ON SALE NOW – WITH AN ALL-STAR LINEUP: 

CHER, JACK BLACK, PETER DINKLAGE, BRYAN CRANSTON, JIM PARSONS, ZACHARY QUINTO, MARK HAMILL, VIN SCULLY, MICHAEL DORN AND ADAM WEST LEND THEIR VOICES TO FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN 

Fans Get a Customized Recorded Message from Their Favorite Celebrity by Making a $299 Donation to Support Autism Research and Advocacy

NEW YORK, N.Y. (October 8, 2013) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, launched today its second annual “Sound Off For Autism Speaks.” This exciting fundraising effort gives fans the opportunity to order a limited number of custom-recorded messages from Adam West, Bryan Cranston, Cher, Jack Black, Jim Parsons, Mark Hamill, Michael Dorn, Peter Dinklage, Vin Scully and Zachary Quinto in return for a $299 donation. All proceeds will support Autism Speaks’ research and advocacy efforts.

For Photos: Celebrity Photos

Celebrity messages are available for purchase for this week only, October 7 – 13, 2013. A limited number of messages are now available from each celebrity on a first come, first served basis. Fans have the unique opportunity to specify what they want their chosen celebrity to say in the message. Autism Speaks will send fans a digital file of their message once it has been recorded by their celebrity.

The inaugural Sound Off For Autism Speaks took place in December 2012, raising more than $100,000. The campaign was spearheaded by Ed Asner, whose son, Matt, serves as executive director of Southern California for Autism Speaks. In addition to Asner, participating celebrities included Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Carrie Fisher, Tom Hanks, Derek Jeter, Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, Patrick Stewart and Betty White.

“Last year, I got together with Matt and we discussed what my friends and I could do to support the important work of Autism Speaks,” said Ed Asner. “We decided that bringing together a group of celebrities with great voices to do a kind of ‘voiceathon’ would be a fun way to raise awareness and funds for the autism community. The campaign was such an overwhelming success and received so much positive feedback we had to do it again.”

About Autism
Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders – autism spectrum disorders – caused by a combination of genes and environmental influences. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by communication difficulties, social and behavioral challenges, as well as repetitive behaviors. An estimated one in 88 children in the U.S. is on the autism spectrum – a 78 percent increase in six years that is only partly explained by improved diagnosis.

About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Mr. Wright is the former vice chairman of General Electric and chief executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed nearly $200 million to research and developing innovative resources for families. Each year Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in more than 100 cities across North America. On the global front, Autism Speaks has established partnerships in more than 40 countries on five continents to foster international research, services and awareness. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit AutismSpeaks.org.

 

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November 24th, 2012 by Cherry

Morgan FreemanI saw that Autism speak is having a fundraiser with celebrities donating a custom recorded message for $299.  I can’t believe that I can have Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Leonard Nimoy (Spock), William Shatner (Captain Kirk), Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard) OR Morgan Freeman (God) are some of the celebrities that I could have record my VM.  Hmmm so many beloved science fiction voices that I’m TORN .. TORN!!! Star Wars, Star Trek or God???  I can’t choose!  I’m lying I’d have to go for Spock or Captain Kirk or Picard to record my voicemail .. hmmm what would I have him say?  You can only purchase the Celebrity message from December 3 – 9, 2012. Fans can register online at SoundOffForAutismSpeaks.com to receive a reminder just prior to the December 3 campaign kickoff.

Carrie Fisher

Will Ferrell

A limited number of messages will be available from each celebrity on a first come, first served basis. Fans will have the unique opportunity to specify what they want their chosen celebrity to say in the message. Autism Speaks® will send fans a digital file of their message within a few weeks of their order, once it has been recorded by their celebrity.  You may wonder how they got this star studded list well it helps to have Ed Asner be your dad! <tee hee>.  “I got together with my son Matt (Autism Speaks’ Executive Director for Southern California) and we talked about what my friends and I could do to support the important work of Autism Speaks,” said Ed Asner, who is currently starring on Broadway in “Grace.” “We decided that bringing together a group of celebrities with great voices and doing a kind of ‘voiceathon’ would be a really fun idea that could help individuals with autism and their families.”

Featured celebrity

William Shatner

About Autism
Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders – autism spectrum disorders – caused by a combination of genes and environmental influences. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by communication difficulties, social and behavioral challenges, as well as repetitive behaviors. An estimated 1 in 88 children in the U.S. is on the autism spectrum – a 78 percent increase in six years that is only partly explained by improved diagnosis.

About Autism Speaks®

Autism Speaks® is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks® was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Mr. Wright is the former vice chairman of General Electric and chief executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal. Since its inception, Autism Speaks® has committed over $180 million to research and developing innovative resources for families. Each year Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in more than 95 cities across North America. On the global front, Autism Speaks® has established partnerships and related activities in over 40 countries on 5 continents to foster international research, services and awareness. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit www.AutismSpeaks.org.

 


 

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