Actress Paige Hurd Turns Her Sweet 16 Party Into A Fundraiser For Children's Cancer

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Teen actress Paige Hurd ("Everybody Hates Chris," and "Beauty Shop) has asked that no one buy her gifts for her birthday, but to instead buy a $5 raffle ticket to benefit Children's Cancer to help kids like her little brother fight the disease.

Actress Paige Hurd (CW TV Show "Everybody Hates Chris" and the hit film "Beauty Shop") is having a Sweet 16 Birthday Party on Saturday July 19, 2008 in Los Angeles, California to benefit children's cancer foundations. Paige is using her party as a vehicle to raise awareness and funds by having a raffle at her party where 100% of the profits will be donated to the children's cancer charities she has chosen. In lieu of gifts, Paige prefers everyone to purchase a $5 raffle ticket either online (, at one of the two pre-sweet 16 events she is hosting or at the actual sweet 16 party. Sixteen (16) items will be raffled off on July 19th at the Sweet 16 party including a T-mobile Sidekick, (2) Zune Music Players, a Cruise to the Mexican Riviera, (2) $1500 Croton Watches, Clothing Wardrobes and much more! A very special "superstar" package will be raffled to include a music video or short film (Ben Foster Films) starring the winner, plus a professional photo shoot (Sean Kely) and PR services. Also on July 17th, there will be 16 people randomly chosen from the pool of raffle tickets to be VIP guests of Paige at her invite only party. How cool is that?

In addition to the charity raffle (which is the focus of the event) Paige, her celebrity teen friends and children of her adult celebrity friends will enjoy passed hors d'oeuvres, live performances, a game room and sweet treats throughout the loft. The exclusive adult lounge will allow VIP guests 21 and over to enjoy pampering services, specialty hors d'oeuvres and other relaxing elements. Some companies who have donated to the raffle/event include: Zune, Croton Watches, T-Mobile,, Nouveau Nails, Juicy Couture, Omare', The Right Touch Massage, Bling H2O Water, Akademiks, Cool Girl Decks, Gem Celebrity Gifting, BabyPhat, Lucky Brand Jeans, Sephora, Ben Lee Foster Films, Sean Kely Photoworks, Dr. Miracles, G Unit, EduFire, Forever Photography, Luxirie by LRG, Brotherhood Entertainment, and Ideal PR just to name a few. will be providing the sweet treats for the evening.

Two "All Ages" Pre-parties will be held on July 9th and 16th at Club OXYGEN (19550 Ventura Blvd Tarzana, CA 91356 8:30pm -1:30am) presented by Brotherhood Entertainment. Each person who attends either party automatically gets a raffle ticket upon paid entry. Additionally, anyone who buys a raffle ticket by July 16th will be entered into a special drawing where 16 people will be randomly chosen to attend Paige's invite only party as her VIP guest, walk the red carpet and hang out with the selfless teenager during her spectacular party!

Who Is Coming To The Party?
Rappers Small Change, MVP and singer Lil B Sure! are just a few of the acts who have donated their time to perform at the sweet 16 party. To date, the following have been invited/ confirmed to attend: Lil JJ (Nickelodeon "Just Jordan"), Imani Hakim (CW "Everybody Hates Chris"), TeQuan Richmond (CW "Everybody Hates Chris"), Lil Romeo (rapper/ Nickelodeon "Romeo!"), Marcus Paulk ("Roll Bounce"/ "Another Cinderella Story"), Raven Goodwin (Nickelodeon "Just Jordan"), Landon Brown (MTV "Rock The Cradle" and son of Bobby Brown), Lil B. Sure! (MTV "Rock The Cradle" and son of Al B. Sure!), Chelsea Tavares (Nickelodeon "Just Jordan"), Bobbi Christina (daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown), Corde' Cordell and Cori (E! "Snoop Dogg Fatherhood" and kids of Snoop Dogg), Quincy Brown (Son of Al B. Sure! and Kim Porter), Small Change (Rap Group/ Disney Pictures Soundtrack "Another Cinderella Story") and more. In addition to young Hollywood, the cast members from "Everybody Hates Chris" including Tichina Arnold, Tisha Campbell-Martin, VH1's Godfrey, Hot 92.3 personality/singer Al B. Sure! John Singleton, DMX and more have been invited to attend.

What Inspired Paige to Do This?
Paige's youngest brother Pierce (6 years old) has both Cancer and Down Syndrome (Paige is one of 5 children). Additionally, Paige was touched by Brittiana Henderson who lost her battle to cancer in 2007 at the age of 13. As a result of her personal connection to children with cancer, Paige decided that at her Sweet 16 Birthday Party she didn't want the party to be about her, but rather her contribution to the battle against children's cancer. Paige is always seeking way to participate in events, functions and with organizations that work towards helping the same cause.


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