Pups and Their People Raise Funds for Shelter Dogs

first_img More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Dos And Don’ts Of Tinder You Must KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Community News Pups and Their People Raise Funds for Shelter Dogs Story and Photography by VERONICA AN Published on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 | 6:58 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community Newscenter_img Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS The Pasadena Animal League and the Pasadena Humane Society teamed up to host their annual Yappy Hour Fundraiser to benefit animals in need. This month’s Yappy Hour took place at El Cholo and raised funds to transport shelter animals to their “forever homes.”People love to dress up their dogs and pets have taken a larger role in people’s lives,” said Sean Downey, Vice President of Pasadena Animal League.This event also included a St. Patrick’s Day themed doggy dress up contest.Bill Ferguson, President of the Pasadena Animal League, said that they hope to host five more Yappy Hour events this year.“Dogs are a member of the family – you don’t want to dine without them,” he said.In the future, they hope to include cats in their Yappy Hour events as well.The Pasadena Humane Society, located at 361 S. Raymond, Pasadena. Visit www.pasadenahumane.org for more information. Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Clippers’ thrilling overtime victory more than just a win

first_imgVictories like the one the Los Angeles Clippers came up with Monday night over the Phoenix Suns are crucial.The Western Conference is stacked and every win a team can get is needed for playoff seedings.It also creates feelings of grandeur.“It’s really special,” Chris Paul said of Blake Griffin’s winning 3-pointer at the overtime buzzer that gave the Clippers a scintillating 121-120 victory over Phoenix. “I was telling D.J. (DeAndre Jordan), I’ve hit a few (buzzer-beaters), but I told him that I don’t think that I’ve been as excited as when (Blake) made this one. That advantage was down to just three points when Jamal Crawford was ejected for arguing a foul and — according to Clippers coach Doc Rivers — dropped an F-bomb on referee Mark Lindsay. Rivers also was assessed a technical on the play.Next thing the Clippers knew, they were trailing by five points. They rallied to go up by five before the Suns came back to send the wild game into overtime.“The delay was tough,” Rivers said of the time it took officials to sort out the Crawford ordeal. “We did not handle the Jamal situation well. I thought that we lost our tempo, but we gathered ourselves and regained the lead.”Griffin on his game-winnerSuns coach Jeff Hornacek basically said Griffin’s winning shot, which hit the front of the rim, bounced up and went in, was awful. He said it was a line drive that happened to hit the front of the rim and fell through because of some top-spin.Griffin doesn’t necessarily disagree.“Right when I shot, I thought it was flat, short, off, everything,” Griffin said. “But it was good and I got a lucky bounce.”Scouting IndianaThe Clippers will be putting their eight-game winning streak on the line against the Pacers (7-14), who are having a bad time after having the best regular-season record in the Eastern Conference in 2013-14.Indiana, which has lost five consecutive games, is led by guard Rodney Stuckey. He’s averaging 12.9 points and 2.6 assists. Roy Hibbert, a 7-foot-2 post player, is averaging 12.4 points and 7.7 rebounds as well as 2.4 blocks (third in the league).After Wednesday, the Clippers will play Friday at Washington and Saturday at Milwaukee. Through Monday, Washington was 14-6 and tied for second in the Eastern Conference and Milwaukee was 11-11 and in sixth.The Clippers are tied for fifth in the Western Conference with San Antonio. “I think it was because of the dynamics of the game and how our team is just always talking about fighting through it. A lot of people thought it was over when that jump ball happened. We just found a way and we won.”Down 120-116, the Clippers took the ball out with 34 seconds left in overtime. But a jump ball between Suns forward P.J. Tucker and Clippers forward Matt Barnes ensued. The tip went to the Clippers’ J.J. Redick, who tossed up an attempted layup that was counted when Eric Bledsoe was called for goaltending.The Clippers then got a stop on defense, and Griffin’s heroics followed.Ejection plays a roleThe Clippers (15-5), who Wednesday begin a three-game road trip at 4 p.m. at Indiana (on Prime Ticket), held a 12-point lead late in the third quarter. They still led by seven with 10:21 to play.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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FL House Passes Bill Requiring Parental Consent for Abortions

first_imgUnderage girls seeking an abortion in our state will soon be required to get a parent’s approval under a bill the Florida House passed mostly along party lines on Thursday.The vote was 75-43 to approve SB 404, with two Republicans voting against the measure and four Democrats casting votes in favor of it.The bill now goes to the desk of Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is expected to sign it into law. It would then go into effect on July 1.He had asked lawmakers to send him the bill during last month’s State of the State speech, which marked the beginning of the legislative session.According to bill sponsor and Republican Rep. Erin Grall of Vero Beach, the reasoning for the new law is to place more authority in parents and to strengthen the family.She explains, “We have taken the focus off the family far too long to the detriment of our society. I refuse to accept that we should diminish the rights of all parents in the raising of their child because of the acts of a few.”Under the current law, parents and legal guardians must be notified when their child is trying to get an abortion, but do not need to approve the procedure. A waiver process is available through the courts for a pregnant minor with extenuating circumstances. The new bill would apply that same waiver process for parental consent.Democrats argue the waiver process could be intimidating for a young girl and add that the notification process already involves parents. They believe that lawmakers should invest in sex education programs and birth control to reduce the number of abortions.“What is the purpose of this? What is the problem we are seeking to solve? We already have parental notification,” says Democratic Rep. Geraldine Thompson, of Windemere. “We come back year after year after year to talk about abortion when we ought to be talking about how to prevent unwanted pregnancies.”last_img read more

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It’s Official: Trump, RNC to Move Convention to Jacksonville

first_imgThe Republican National Committee officially announced Thursday that President Trump’s renomination speech and other convention festivities will move to Jacksonville, Fla. from Charlotte, N.C., after Charlotte refused to allow a large-scale event amid the coronavirus pandemic.Thursday’s announcement ends the search for a last-minute convention site, after the commander-in-chief tweeted on Memorial Day that he wanted to move the convention to a city that would give him the opportunity to speak in a fully filled arena. In addition, the RNC indicated it did not want to require masks for Trump’s speech.Some events will remain in Charlotte, due to signed contracts requiring some activities to be held there. The RNC voted on Wednesday night to reduce the official business of the convention.The GOP will now have about 70 days to plan a series of events that typically take two years to develop.“We are thrilled to celebrate this momentous occasion in the great city of Jacksonville,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement. “Not only does Florida hold a special place in President Trump’s heart as his home state, but it is crucial in the path for victory in 2020. We look forward to bringing this great celebration and economic boon to the Sunshine State in just a few short months.”Local and state leaders in Florida applauded the decision. Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, the former Florida Republican chairman, called it a “huge win” for the city.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican and a Trump ally, said in the RNC statement Thursday that Jacksonville will “showcase Florida’s energy, facilities, entrepreneurship and commitment to bring together the delegates of the Republican Party at a historic time in our nation’s history.”According to a state filing, the Host Committee in Jacksonville will be led by Visit Jacksonville President Michael Corrigan, Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) and Daniel Davis, the president and CEO of the JAX Chamber.Trump is set to give his speech on Aug. 27 at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, a venue in downtown Jacksonville that can accommodate roughly 15,000 people. (It is smaller than the 20,000-person capacity Spectrum Center in Charlotte where Trump was supposed to deliver the speech.)RNC and North Carolina officials had worked for months to have the convention in Charlotte. That ended when Trump posted a message on social media saying that he would move the event if he was unable to secure a commitment to hold a large scale gathering there.last_img read more

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Nelson Youth Soccer grads continue to shine on university circuit

first_imgPretty soon roundball enthusiasts are going to call the University of Calgary, Nelson East.The Dinos coaching staffs have locked up no less than four Nelson Youth Soccer recruits onto varsity teams, with three coming from the graduating class of 2012 — Andrea Stinson, Taylor Stewart and Mitch Melanson.The other Nelson Youth Soccer grad, Luke Mori, is in his second season with the Dinos varsity men’s squad.“Things are going pretty good school wise, but I’ve been out with a high ankle sprain,” said Dino a disappointed midfielder Andrea Stinson.“I just got my air cast off so I don’t know when I’ll be back on the field. (I guess) it depends how rehab goes.”Stinson’s rehab hasn’t gone that well.The speedy midfielder missed trips to Prince George and Winnipeg.The injury has only added to what has been a frustrating freshman campaign.“We had a rough start to the season playing two of our toughest matches against UBC and Trinity Western,” the Kinesiology major explained.“With such a young squad, our abilities were definitely tested.” “This year has truly been a building year so I can’t wait to see what next year brings. My injury has definitely been bringing me down so I hope to recover before the end of the season.”Calgary split a pair of games in Winnipeg to drop to 3-4-3 on the season.The transition from rep soccer to university has been quite smooth for the two female stars from Nelson.“It definitely helps having someone you know on the field,” Stinson said about her longtime teammate, Taylor Stewart.“Not only do we work well together on the field, but it’s nice to have someone so close off the field as well.”Playing university ball is a bit of a grind for student athletes.Not only is there the commitment to fellow teammates and coaches, but also there is university profs that want their assignments handed in on time.“The biggest transition is definitely the speed of the game and the amount of time you have with the ball,” Stinson said.“Combining school with Dinos hasn’t been too difficult, but at times it’s hard to have a social life along with everything else.”There are no playoffs for the Dino women. So the long grind comes to an end this weekend when Calgary hosts Regina and Saskatchewan.For the men, the Dinos host Saskatchewan for a pair of home games before traveling to Edmonton to meet provincial rival, Alberta.Calgary, 5-4-2 for second in the Prairie Division, has been on a roll, winning three straight.A great finish should power the Dinos into the playoffs in November.OVERTIME: There are two other NYS grads playing in Alberta. Defender Brittany Wheeler and midfield Morag Paterson are with the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns. Wheeler has fit right in to the Pronghorns starting every game for Lethbridge. Wheeler has one assist on the season with the point coming against former teammates Stinson and Stewart in a 3-2 loss to the Dinos. Wheeler, Paterson, Stewart and Stinson all played for the Kootenay Thunder regional team. . . .Stewart’s three older sisters all played university ball. Heather played at University of Victoria while Amy and Jillian were stars at Simon Fraser University.last_img read more

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Fifty years of Patrick Mynhardt

first_img5 July 2002He’s 70, he’s been an actor for 50 years, lives in a cosy house in Norwood, Johannesburg, and has no plans to retire. He’s Patrick Mynhardt, and he’s full of deprecating comments about himself, despite having achieved great success in his years in the theatre.“Retire? What would I do? I can do nothing but talk shit”, he says, with a hint of a smile.He’s recently finished his 500-page autobiography, which took him 10 years to do. “It just ‘borrelled’ out of my nostrils and ears,” he explains. He doesn’t have a publisher yet because he’s still working out how to put it all on disk – “I bought my computer in 1987, and I don’t really know how to put the pages on disk.”Patrick is usually associated with works he’s adapted from one of South Africa’s best storytellers, Herman Charles Bosman, but in fact he has played a range of roles – Cassius in Julius Caesar, Napoleon in War and Peace, Victor in Private Lives, Dr Josef Mengele in Nemesis and many others, as well as numerous roles in Afrikaans plays.Patrick Mynhardt and Oom Schalk Lourens: ‘Those stories are bloody beautiful’Despite the successes, he is somewhat madcap about his ability. “If people tell me I’m good, I think they’re mad. If they don’t, I’m hurt”, he says.Patrick, a resident of Johannesburg for 42 years, was born in the small Free State town of Bethulie in 1932 to an Afrikaner father and an Irish mother, and retains, he says, aspects of his Irish heritage. “I love the Irish and their whimsicality – I have a lot of it in me.”His Afrikaner side emerges in his storytelling abilities. He used to go around to the old folk in Bethulie and say to them: “Vertel my ‘n storie”. The storytelling engendered a love of theatre, he says.But perhaps what pushed him into the theatre was an abortive three-year university career. He started off doing a BA at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, where, in his first year, he did English, Afrikaans and chemistry. “The chemistry was a disaster, I learnt the formulae and definitions by heart.” But that didn’t help.He then changed courses, and chose law, but that turned out to be much worse than chemistry. In his third year he dropped law, and went back to the arts.He considered “self-moord”, but that didn’t work either, because he “used a Minora razor blade because it was cheaper than a Minette”, and it didn’t do the trick.By now friends suggested he become an actor, so in 1953 he moved to Pretoria with that in mind. Within a year he left for London where he spent six years learning the craft. He also learnt something about potato peeling and dish washing, as part-time jobs, treating each dish as a battleship in fantasy games to try and relieve the boredom.He says he hated reciting “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers …” and would have preferred to have said: “Wie weet waar Willie Wouters woon, Willie Wouters woon waar westa winda waai.”But it was a productive time in England – he worked all over England and in London in two West End plays, got parts in television plays and serials for the BBC and commercial TV companies. He also had roles in films, for the Rank Organisation and MGM. He worked with many famous actors, among them Judi Dench.Back to South AfricaIn 1960 he “longed for South Africa” and decided to come back. In the sixties he played in Private Lives, War and Peace and The Staircase, amongst others, and the film Majuba. Altogether he has appeared in 150 stage plays here and in England. He has worked in other media too – 100 local and international films and around 100 television plays and serials, in South Africa and overseas.In 1968 various authors were asked to read their stories at a theatre dinner by candlelight. Patrick was invited to read a Herman Charles Bosman story. He was offered R30, a meal and the pre-condition that he hold the book and refer to it. He turned it down. But eventually he was persuaded – and read Willem Prinsloo’s Peach Brandy.Patrick went on holiday after this, but before he left he bought all Bosman’s books and read them while he was away.“He didn’t attract me at all, I don’t love him more than anyone else”, he says in one breath, but in another: “Those stories are bloody beautiful.”The one-man Bosman shows are still in demand 34 years later. He put together four shows – A Sip of Jerepigo, More Jerepigo, Just Jerepigo and Another Sip of Jerepigo – and has toured the country extensively. He took the shows to England and toured the top cities, but wasn’t sure of how successful he was there, except in Manchester, where, although “they wouldn’t let me leave the stage, they weren’t warm”.Patrick doesn’t think he’ll put together a fifth Bosman show, but if he did, he would call it Tjeerio Jerepigo.His own storyIn 1982 he was encouraged by actor Gordon Mulholland and comedian Hal Orlandini to put together a show of his life story – “Your own stories are so marvellous,” they said.And so The Boy from Bethulie was born. In it you’ll hear about his “drinking problem”. He recounts: “My mother had a big problem with me, she had to hide the drink from me, my favourite was peppermint liqueur. I had my first stomach pump before I was six.”There’s the anecdote about the five little Jewish boys, aged five to nine, who lived in Bethulie and came to his house to play after watching a war movie. Patrick had them marching and saluting to Hitler by the time their parents came to fetch them at the end of the afternoon. “They didn’t come to play for six weeks.”Or the story about having his name in lights. When he arrived to play at Ermelo in Mpumalanga, his name was underneath the name of the show: “A spi of Jerepigo”.The next move was to combine the Bosman and Mynhardt – the result was The Best of Bosman and Bethulie, which he has performed in Brussels, New York, Washington, San Francisco and Israel, as well as back home.“For 50 years I have had the rare privilege of being an actor. Even though I’ve been an actor for those years, I know nothing,” says Patrick.He has no immediate plans for the future but several regrets – he would love to do “the odd cameo for South Africans in Australia who remember the country with nostalgia”. He makes it clear he doesn’t need to do the shows for money, but for another reason: “I am a rich actor, I don’t need the money. I need the therapy.”Another regret: “I would love to be a better spiritual human being, a truly good person. I believe in a god, I would love to be a born-again Christian, but the fault is mine for not working on it.”Patrick has brought Bosman alive for thousands of people, and given those people lots to laugh about in Oom Schalk Lourens’ view of the world. He’s given even more people a great night at the theatre with his own story, The Boy from Bethulie, and his The Best of Bosman and Bethulie.He says: “I just wanted to be a wonderful actor.” Forget about regrets. If you’ve achieved your great desire in life, what else matters?Source: City of Johannesburg web site Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Lennox sings for HIV/Aids

first_imgAnnie Lennox performing in Hong Kong in April to raise funds for Sing. (Image: Sandy Lum) During a visit to the Bethany Children’shome in Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape, one of the children fell asleep in Lennox’s arms. (Image: Sing)Khanyi MagubaneRenowned international pop star Annie Lennox is set to dazzle fans during a one-night performance in Johannesburg, to raise funds for her HIV/Aids charity organisation, Sing.Lennox’s concert, An Evening with Annie Lennox – Unplugged, in Concert and in Conversation, will take place on 8 July at the upmarket Teatro at Montecasino, one of South Africa’s premier casino and entertainment venues.The musician’s repertoire for the evening will include songs from her new compilation of hits, The Annie Lennox Collection, which features songs recorded throughout her music career.For this special performance, Lennox has waived her fee and will donate all the proceeds to her charity.Tickets for the once-off concert were selling at R1 000 (US$125) each, with organisers announcing that the performance is already sold out.On her blog Lennox shares her excitement about her upcoming visit: “I’m going to South Africa … AT LAST! I would have been there last year if it hadn’t been for the issue with my back/foot.”Fame for a good causeThe journey for Lennox, which resulted in the formation of Sing, started when she was invited in 2003, to take part in the inaugural 46664 concert in Cape Town.On her website, Lennox writes that it was during this visit and her interaction with Nelson Mandela that inspired her to start her charity work. “Several years ago I personally witnessed Nelson Mandela, standing in front of his former prison cell on Robben Island, addressing the world’s press.“His message was that the pandemic of HIV/Aids in Africa was in fact, a genocide. Since that time I resolved to do as much as I can to bring attention to the HIV/Aids crisis.”Lennox continued with her work as a 46664 ambassador, and has since performed at two other 46664 concerts .Former President Nelson Mandela formed the 46664 campaign to raise global awareness of the scourge of HIV/Aids in Africa. 46664 was Mandela’s prison number on Robben Island, where he was imprisoned for several years.He decided to use his prison number as symbol of hope, as opposed to a symbol of oppression that it once represented.As to why she decided to name the organisation Sing, Lennox says during her many visits to South Africa; she learned that music and singing was an intricate part of the country’s culture. “South Africa has a tradition of activist songs and singing, as a way to create solidarity and communicate messages.“When people get together to sing, they become encouraged and inspired. In the words of Nelson Mandela: ‘Let us use the universal language of music, to sing out our message around the world’.”Sing’s resources are mainly used to help women and children infected and affected by the pandemic.In conjunction with South African Aids lobby group the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Sing provided a grant of R3.9-million ($491 000) over a period of three years to conduct programmes which include; helping South Africans access HIV testing and treatment, educating the public about HIV/Aids and preventing further transmission.Part of the work that TAC is involved in includes advocacy for women’s rights, lobbying pharmaceutical companies and the government on the cost of medicine and its Aids policies.For the love of itScottish-born Annie Lennox is celebrated as one of the most successful pop artists alive.After touring the world in the late 1970s with the group The Tourists, Lennox and fellow band member, Dave Stewart went on to form the rock/pop band Eurythmics in 1980, during which Lennox gained most of her initial success as a musician.It was Eurythmics’ second album Sweet Dreams (are made of this), which catapulted the duo into worldwide success.After they were thrust into the limelight, the duo went on to tour incessantly, selling over 75-million albums and achieving more than 20 recognised hits across the world.In 1989, after much success, Lennox and Stewart amicably agreed it was time to pursue solo careers.Lennox’s first album Diva debuted at number one on the UK pop charts and sold about six-million albums around the world.The versatile singer has toured with the much-acclaimed singer Sting, and together they performed 52 concerts throughout the United States and Canada.At was also during this time, that Lennox started her philanthropy work.Since her involvement with Sing, Lennox has been vocal about a number of international issues concerning the scourge of HIV/Aids.In May this year, Lennox criticised Pope Benedict XVI for the comments he allegedly made in Angola during his multi-stop visit to African countries.Lennox was livid that the pontiff had spoken against the use of condoms, and rather called for abstinence as the preferred form of curbing transmissions.“If there was ever an example of irresponsibility, it’s the Pope going to a country like Angola, where people are dying … because of unprotected sex, and telling them they should carry on or that they should abstain. What planet is this person on?” she was quoted saying by the Australian newspaper, Herald Sun.Although Lennox was quick to point out her respect for the Catholic church, she did however feel that the Pope missed an opportunity as an influential leader of sending out the right message about HIV/Aids.In November 2008, Lennox was presented with the Award for Merit at the 36th American Music Award in the US.She was presented the award by US pop singer Justin Timberlake, who also paid tribute to her philanthropy work.“She’s been an activist for just causes all over the world, mostly in silent ways that you’ve never even heard about. She does this from her heart, motivated purely by love.”Related articlesHIV in South Africa stabilising Loving Life, fighting Aids Preventing HIV with OneLove HIV/Aids in South Africa Useful linksSing Annie Lennox – official websiteTreatment Action Campaign 46664Nelson Mandela Foundationlast_img read more

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Sallu poaching SRK buddies

first_imgSalman KhanSalman Khan seems to have taken it upon himself to ensure Shah Rukh Khan’s list of foes increase.Farah Khan opted for Salman instead of SRK in her next film after picking Akshay Kumar for Tees Maar Khan. Now Salman is making her feel special. We learnt that to mark Farah’s 44th birthday, he has planned a special bash.The actor is holding a get-together for all her family members and friends at his farmhouse in Panvel, Navi Mumbai.Salman has been good friends with Farah’s hubby Shirish Kunder too. We wonder if Sallu is doing this only to ensure that Farah doesn’t get back on the old backslapping terms with SRK.last_img read more

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Bid On Celebrity Eyewear And Benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles

first_imgUnique eyewear designer, Stevie Boi, is auctioning off some of his celebrity-worn items to raise money for AIDS Project Los Angeles on Closets For Causes.Steve Boi Charity AuctionStevie Boi has teamed up with Closets For Causes to auction off some of his one-of-a-kind glasses like the ones worn by Anna Dello Russo, Fergie and Eva Marcille.Fans have the opportunity to bid on the Attackz shades and limited edition gold-spiked eye patch seen on and adored by Anna Dello Russo, the Fergz glasses rocked by Fergie during her Black Eyed Peas performance for Science is Rock and Roll, the Shines shades that were fiercely worn by America’s Next Top Model winner Eva Marcille, and a pair that graced the cover of Vogue Italia. In addition to these eye-catching sunglasses, Closets For Causes is also auctioning hand-painted tees, adorned with images of celebrity icons that were part of an exclusive collaboration with Anthony Pieters for Australia Fashion Week 2011.The Baltimore native has pushed the boundaries with his latest collection, “Leather” which features dark, sexy and chic pieces. His pieces have been worn by daring stars who push the limits of fashion. Stevie’s big break was landing his eyewear on the cover of the Vogue Italia November 2011 issue, shot by Steven Meisel plus an additional six page spread entitled The A Train featuring pieces from his collection “Coexist”. Stevie Boi now specializes in high fashion, runway, ready-wear shades and accessories, and is a favorite of Vogue Japan Editor-at-Large Anna Dello Russo.“I am very excited to team up with Closets For Causes on this campaign. I make fearless sunglasses so people can be who they are while rockin’ their own style. I’m honored to help support the fight against AIDS, and have my creations touch more lives than just those who wear them” says Stevie Boi.AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), one of the largest non-profit AIDS service organizations in the United States, provides bilingual direct services, prevention education, and leadership on HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation.In 2013, APLA marks its 30th year of operation and is a community-based, volunteer-supported organization with local, national and global reach. Annually, the agency provides direct services and HIV prevention education to more than 11,000 clients in Los Angeles, a city with the second-largest HIV/AIDS epidemic in the nation.“We are extremely happy to have the support of Stevie Boi. His decision to support our efforts to end the spread of HIV/AIDS and get those infected with the disease into the medical care system so that they can live happy, healthy and productive lives is commendable” says Clarence Williams, Corporate & Major Gifts Officer.Find out more here.last_img read more

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