Ri-Ri Shines Bright at her Annual Diamond Ball Gala in Beverly Hills

Rihanna, known to her millions of fans as Ri-Ri, held her 1st Annual Diamond Ball Gala to benefit the Clara Lionel Foundation named after her grandparents.   Clara Lionel is Rihanna's charity she developed for with the desire to help improve the quality of life for communities worldwide on the topics of health, education, culture and the arts."

Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty actually founded the Clara Lionel Foundation in 2012.  Rihanna witnessed the shortcoming of the facility in which her grandmother had to fight cancer.  Since then Rihanna has worked to provide financial resources and tools to make the facility a better place to help others. 

According to noted sources, (1). “The Clara Brathwaite Center for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital was officially named in 2012. What began with a heartfelt, personal donation has transformed into a comprehensive effort to deliver quality treatment for cancer patients in Barbados. Rihanna witnessed first-hand the inefficiencies and great need for development in the healthcare system during her grandmother’s battle with the disease. To date Rihanna has personally donated funds to establish the existing center and purchased the facility’s first modern radiotherapy machine, the Equinox Beam. Funds raised from the Diamond Ball will go into improving the center, purchasing equipment and infrastructure planning, a projected cost of $2.4 million.” For more information, send an email to info@clarafoundation.org

(1) The Clara Lionel Foundation

Posted on January 5, 2015 .

John Legend Turns Things Around

R&B Singer and Grammy Winner, John Legend, credits teachers with helping him stay on track and excel in school.  At the young age of 10, Legends parents divorced.  The divorce affected Legend.  Legend was literally traumatized by this life changing event.  

Legend states that it was teachers that were concerned about his grades and well being and kept him on the right track. He states that teachers made him accountable for his own academic success. 

These teachers had a profound effect on him. So much so that he participates in an academic program called, Turnaround for Children. Turnaround is designed to give the teachers what they need to understand the social an educational needs of children, particularly children from low-income communities.   Legend knows that well equipt teachers are necessary to have a great outcome for children.  To learn more about this program, log onto turnaroundusa.org.

Posted on November 5, 2014 .

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson is at it Again!

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Jessica Simpson, aka, businesswoman, mother, singer and philanthropist has been involved with charities for at least  a decade.  This celebrity lets her STAR POWER shine beyond her celebrity career.  Simpson is a spokesperson and ambassador for a variety of charities including, Skin Care Foundation, 9-1-1- for Kids, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and just recently Soles4Souls where she participated in autographing shoes at an auction with Taylor Swift to donate the money raised to the Soles4Souls charity.  

Jessica has built an empire of her "Jessica Simpson" brand and generously shares with people in need through her charitable endeavors.  She serves as the international spokesperson for 9-1-1 for Kids where she has participated in many of the organizations events to help bring awareness and help to the organization.  Simpson is a big supporter of the organizations educational events for the 9-1-1-Kids.  

Simpson, who also supports the Skin Care Foundation also did a concert in Central Park to help benefit the foundation.  

Jessica also worked with Make-A-Wish Foundation to help make the wish of one little boy come true!  Her fan, Christian wanted to meet her.  Not only did Simpson meet with one of her favorite fans, she took him with her as media interviewed her, she allowed him and his family of four to come to her trailer where Christian  interviewed Simpson and she autographed Christians memorabilia for him.  Christian's parent's stated, that the evening their son and family shared with Simpson was "truly magical."

Posted on October 13, 2014 .