Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2010
In Touch Weekly and Reality Cares have partnered up to honor the heroic work of Eric Klein, Founder and CEO of Can-Do.org. Hosted by So You Think You Can Dance's Mary Murphy and Extra's Jerry Penacoli , this special benefit will raise funds so that Eric and Can-Do.org can continue their incredible work in Haiti. Since arriving on the ground in Haiti on January 17th, Eric and his team of volunteers have worked tirelessly with the Haitian water companies, trucking companies and community members to set-up an effective and efficient pipeline to get aid directly into the hands of the people.
Taking place at Hollywood's hottest new venue, Capitol City Hollywood on Thursday, February 25, 2010 from 6 to 9pm, "Heroes of Haiti" is a family-friendly event open to the public. The event will feature DJ Colin Kim and live musical performances from BG5 and other surprise guests. There will be a hosted bar from 6 to 7pm and special giveaways and raffle prizes. For more information about the event, please visit the Reality Cares website at http://www.RealityCares.org.
Confirmed celebrities include Patti Stanger (Millionaire Matchmaker), Madison Hildebrand (Million Dollar Listing), Joanna Krupa (Dancing with the Stars), Shar Jackson (Celebrity Fit Club), KayCee Stroh (Celebrity Fit Club), Rib Hillis (Extreme Makeover Home Edition), Nia Peeples (Y&R), Loni Love, Kim Coles and Chuy Bravo (Chelsea Lately).
"Heroes of Haiti" is sponsored by Joico, One Natural Experience, Capitol City Hollywood, Crystal Limousines and Scott Appel Public Relations.
About Eric Klein and Can-Do.org
In 2004, Eric Klein was in a car accident that changed his life in an unexpected way. Rather than having surgery, he took his settlement money to Sri Lanka where politics and red tape hampered the tsunami relief efforts of large organizations. Eric spent four months living in Galle, Sri Lanka, where he led efforts to clear rubble, rebuild villages, restore wells and put small businesses back in business. Klein's fresh approach to disaster relief was commended by the people and local government of Galle, Sri Lanka, who worked hand-in-hand with Eric to rebuild their community. There, he met Former U.S. President, Bill Clinton, from whom he received a written commendation. Eric was chosen out of thousands of applicants nationwide to participate in Oprah Winfrey's prime time TV series, "The Big Give," a reality show where he competed to change the lives of strangers. Klein has continued to build Can-Do.org as an example that we can cut through the red tape, document our efforts, and create lasting change, ultimately changing the face of philanthropy and setting new standards for effective relief efforts. For more information, please visit http://www.Can-Do.org.
About Reality Cares
Reality Cares was founded in 2004 by Todd Michael Krim to help celebrities give back and raise money and awareness for non-profits. Over the past 6 years, Reality Cares has planned hundreds of charity events around the country and have raised awareness and funds for important causes such as the humane and ethical treatment of animals, disaster relief, HIV/AIDS research and more. For more information, please visit http://www.RealityCares.org.
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