Goody Awards to honor Free2Luv Co-Founder Tonya Sandis at Unstoppable Empowerment Event

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The Goody Awards for social good will honor Free2Luv Co-Founder Tonya Sandis with a Golden Goody Award (lifetime achievement award) at their benefit UNSTOPPABLE Empowerment Event on March 10, 2018 in downtown Los Angeles.

Free2Luv Co-Founder Tonya Sandis to be honored with Golden Goody Award (top humanitarian award)

Tonya Sandis’ tireless dedication to Free2Luv, her organization that encourages youth empowerment while promoting kindness and bully prevention, is a true inspiration to all. ~ Liz H Kelly, Goody Awards Founder

Free2Luv Co-Founder Tonya Sandis will be presented with a Golden Goody Award (top humanitarian award presented by the Goody Awards) at their benefit fundraiser UNSTOPPABLE Empowerment Event this Saturday, March 10, 2018, at The Regent DTLA, 12:00-3:30pm, in Los Angeles, California. This red carpet event is a music-driven production to raise self-esteem and benefit underserved girls, and is the perfect place to honor Tonya Sandis. Free2Luv's mission is to celebrate individuality and equality, spread kindness and stand up to bullying through arts and entertainment.

Sandis was nominated by Free2Luv fans and supporters for this top Golden Goody Award after Free2Luv won Goody Awards' annual awards multiple times, including the Charity Goody Award of the Year (2017, 2016) and Team Goody Award of the Year (2017, 2014, 2013), through social media votes by over 22,000 Free2Luv Twitter followers.

Goody Awards Founder Liz H Kelly will be there to present this lifetime achievement award with Free2Luv Celebrity Ambassador and pop-rock artist, GabrieLa. Kelly shared, "We love everything Free2Luv does to promote the self-esteem for youth, and are grateful to Tonya's fans for nominating her for our top award. Tonya's tireless dedication to Free2Luv, her organization that encourages youth empowerment while promoting kindness and bully prevention, is a true inspiration to all. We hope this Golden Goody Award will help raise awareness of Tonya Sandis' great work, and Free2Luv's UNSTOPPABLE The Movement."

Emmy Nominee and Free2Luv Co-Founder Tonya Sandis is from Los Angeles, and is an entertainment industry veteran. Sandis took her entertainment experience, and now specializes in creative development, marketing, production and brand development for good. With a passion to create a "braver, safer and kinder place for our youth", Sandis has inspired millions to embrace differences. Utilizing Tonya's dedication to the arts and youth, she co-developed the Free2BeME Project: Journeys of Self-Discovery Through Art alongside a diverse Steering Committee and Free2Luv's Teen Advisory Board. In 2015, Seattle's Mayor deemed an official Free2Luv Rock Kindness Day that is celebrated annually based on Tonya and Free2Luv's positive impact on youth.

Previous Golden Goody Award winners have included Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Sir Nicholas Winton, Amma The Hugging Saint, UN Goodwill Ambassador Ian Somerhalder (Ian Somerhalder Foundation), Unlikely Heroes Founder Erica Greve, Matt Asner (Autism Advocate and Autism Society of America), MY HERO Project Director Jeannie Meyers, Emmy Award Winning Producer Joel Bach (YEARS of Living Dangerously) and more.

ABOUT The UNSTOPPABLE Empowerment Event (March 10, 2018, 12 - 3:30pm)
UNSTOPPABLE is an event and movement to "Be Bold, Be Fierce and Be You!" This Free2Luv hosted event will feature thought-provoking entertainment, including music, dance, slam poetry and more. The proceeds raised will benefit the Free2Luv youth empowerment art and music initiatives this nonprofit offer free of charge year-round to underserved youth.
Time: 1:00-3:30pm (With VIP Access 12-1pm)
Location: The Regent DTLA, 448 S Main Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90013
Performances by: Stephanie Rice, Ddendyl Hoyt, GabrieLa, Bianca Kajlich, Laya DeLeon Hayes, LoveSea The Poet, Serena Laurel, Britten Healey and Dance Creations Host: Stephanie Gonzalez.
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About FREE2Luv (Seattle, WA)
FREE2Luv® is a global movement dedicated to redefining love and taking a stand for the voiceless through arts and entertainment. The organization supports youth freely expressing themselves, spreading kindness, and standing up to bullying. As a nonprofit organization, Free2Luv forms partnerships with celebrities and corporations who are passionate about celebrating everyone's freedom to love.

About the Goody Awards (Santa Monica, CA):
Goody Awards™ mission is to inspire positive change by recognizing and promoting the good in the world in four Eco Social areas: Environment, Education, Health and Women Empowerment. A Golden Goody Award is their top humanitarian award. This lifetime achievement award is usually presented at live events to raise awareness of social impact leaders and great causes. The Goody Awards has an international Advisory Board, and fans tweet @GoodyAwards from 30+ countries to recognize good daily 24x7 using 10 different award categories with hashtags (ex. #HeroGoody #CharityGoody).

Liz Kelly, Goody Awards, 310-987-7207

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