The Christina Grimmie Foundation Announces Its 2nd Annual Fundraising Gala To Be Held September 25, 2018 With Host Hunter March

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Nearly $50,000 Has Been Donated to Families in Need

The Christina Grimmie Foundation announced today the September 25th date for its second annual Gala fundraiser at the Taglyan Cultural Complex in Hollywood. The evening will honor the Ventura County District Attorney’s Ellie Liston Crime Victims’ Assistance Program with its Inspiration Award. The Ventura County team has become an integral partner of the Christina Grimmie Foundation. A second award, the Trailblazer Award, will be given to Kurt Hugo Schneider and Michael Schneider for helping launch the Foundation and being such ardent supporters. The evening will be hosted by TV personality and AwesomenessTV producer Hunter March. Tickets may be purchased at http://www.cgfevent.org    

“We are extremely excited about this year’s event, having Hunter March host again and our worthy honorees,” commented Albert Grimmie, CEO of the Christina Grimmie Foundation. “Our inaugural effort last year exceeded our goals and expectations allowing us to help many families. We hope to do the same this year.”

Speaking on behalf of the victim advocates serving crime victims and their families in Ventura County, District Attorney Totten stated, “We are truly humbled and deeply honored to receive the Christina Grimmie Foundation Inspiration Award and to work with the Grimmie family and the Foundation in furtherance of their gifted daughter Christina’s legacy.”

Hosting for a second year in a row, Hunter March is a Scholastic author, AwesomenessTV producer, and TV personality now hosting Sugar Rush on Netflix. He began at AwesomenessTV as a coffee-fetching intern, became a producer 3 days later, and over the 5 years since starting there he has become the face of the channel with nearly 5 million subscribers.

Since its initial fundraiser last October, the Christina Grimmie Foundation has given out nearly $50,000 in grants to families dealing with the tragedy of gun violence as well as those fighting the devastating diagnosis of breast cancer. The Foundation has also added Ambassadors who were survivors of the Pulse shooting, Route 91 Las Vegas shooting and the Parkland School shooting.

The event is open to the public and features a VIP reception, gourmet dinner, complimentary wine, terrific live music, a raffle and a one-of-a-kind Silent Auction. The date was selected as it is the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. Sponsorships are available and additional donations are welcome. Tickets can be purchased by texting ‘CGFGala’ to 855-735-BIDR (2437) or by visiting http://www.cgfevent.org

ABOUT CHRISTINA GRIMMIE
With a big voice and an even bigger heart, beloved singer, songwriter, fan favorite from NBC’s The Voice and YouTube icon Christina Grimmie was one of those stars. The 22-year old New Jersey native built a staggering fan base of 3.8 million YouTube subscribers, delivered one of the most talked about performances on The Voice with her show-stopping season six rendition of “Wrecking Ball” and achieved numerous accolades. Christina’s diligence and dedication transformed her into a phenomenon.

In 2016, she toured with Rachel Platten and opened the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. With each subsequent song and show, her voice resounded louder in the hearts of listeners everywhere. In June of that year during a fan meet-and-greet, she was killed. After her tragic passing, the Grimmie family were determined to create a legacy in her honor by establishing the Christina Grimmie Foundation.

ABOUT THE CHRISTINA GRIMMIE FOUNDATION
The Christina Grimmie Foundation is a 501(c)3 charity created to support families who have lost a loved one to gun violence or have a family member diagnosed with breast cancer. The Foundation provides tangible services to help these families who are encountering either of these two areas of hardship, so that they may focus their energy on healing. People helping people. To learn more about us, visit our website at http://www.christinagrimmiefoundation.org.

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