We are big supporters of any organization that aims to end pediatric cancer. Lights. Camera. Cure. is a fun, spirited event that aims to do just that.
This year I took my involvement with the ALS Association one step further by joining the 2012 Walk to Defeat ALS Committee! Being on the entertainment is a lot of work, but its a great organization to be a part of.
Can you help me with a donation or walk with me in Los Angeles on October 21? Do so right now, right here.
Check out the short film I made with my family about why we walk to Defeat ALS.
My friend Robert has been telling me about the Thirst Project for a while now. I’ve taken an interest in the organization but with my loyalties to other charities like the ALS Association, ChildHelp and The Art of Elysium, I didn’t know how I could realistically make time for a new one. Then I was lucky enough to receive an invitation to the 3rd Annual Thirst Gala. It was that night that I figured out just how I could lend my support. My party pal Meredith Adams and I were seated by our gorgeous friend Cassie Scerbo whom we first met at the Ian Somerhalder Influence Affair. Also at our table, Ryan Lee from Super 8 and Geno Segers whom I had the pleasure of interviewing on MSN’s Last Night on TV. Sitting there with all of those friendly familiar, yet famous faces felt like nothing less than a stroke of fate. The show began with a dazzling opening number performed by local high school students, who are the very kids who started this global mission. It soon became apparent this was not your average charity event. It was interesting, engaging, and full of information. Cassie, Ryan and I were so moved by the presentation we decided to band together and donate $1000 to building a well in Uganda! We learned how simple, easy and affordable it was to get an entire village access to clean drinking water. How could we NOT help? Even though we are living in trying times, those of us living in a first world country are beyond blessed with the conveniences of modern life. We have to take the time to think of those who don’t have the basic human rights we often take for granted. To learn more about how YOU can help end the worlds water crisis, check out the Thirst Project.
I value fitness in my life. It’s important to me to be strong and healthy. That’s why I gladly participated in the American Cancer Society’s “Choose You” campaign. The mission is simple. Get up, get moving and choose play! Working out doesn’t have to be a chore. It can be FUN! I met up with other active actresses Josie Loren, Jessica Stroup, Dot Marie Jones and Genevieve Farrell at the Santa Monica Promenade to show just how much fun physical activity can be. We spent the day jumping rope, hula hoping and playing skip it. I also tested out my cheer leading skills and it turns out, I’ve still got it! We burned some serious calories and you can tell by the looks on our faces, we enjoyed every second of it! Before we knew it, the day was nearly over. Time really does fly when you’re having fun.