Usually, after a drunk night out you look at your bank account cringe wondering how on earth you spent $23.75 at McDonalds??? Well, Miley Cyrus makes some much better drunken mistakes. Instead of waking up in a strange place or regretting emotional texts from the night prior, she is plagued with the good deed of donating $500,000 to charity. The young pop star was at the AmfAR Gala when she had had a few drinks and felt it necessary to out bid Rihanna and Tom Ford for the photo of a naked woman painted by Ryan McGinley and then donate $200,000 to AIDS research.
"I’m a little drunk. That’s why I’m a half million deep,” said the singing sensation to the crowd. She spoke openly about the prevention and awareness of AIDS, in a casual manner. If you have to make drunk mistakes, these are the kinds to make!
Joonbug.com took a walk on the healthy side for New York's Stroke Day event. Sponsored by Covidien, in partnership with the World Stroke Organization, the "Take 2 Tell 2" campaign was meant to spread awareness about the horrific symptoms of a stroke. Kristen Taekman from Real Housewives of New York was present to share her story and inform others about the facts. With 2 uncle's who suffered from strokes, she was happy to provide our readers and guests of the event with words of advice. "I have learned so much in the past two weeks. It's the second leading cause of death in the world, and one in six will suffer a stroke in our lifetime." She explained that, as a mom, you get information from other moms. This is why the Take 2 Tell 2 campaign is so beneficial, "by telling your story or hearing other people's story, you're going to recognize the warning signs."
On Monday November 17th, 2014, The Metropolitan Club will host the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children's Annual Fall Gala. This annual dinner is a fantastic opportunity to donate to a wonderful cause while experiencing the finest dining the city has to offer. The menu will be the creation of renowned chef Anita Lo, author of Cooking without Borders, with Jay McInerney, best-selling author and wine critic serving as the evening's sommelier.
Join Joonbug on Thursday, November 20th for the fourth annual Chefs for Impact fundraiser dinner at Studio 450. The event will feature a delectable multi-course gourmet menu, cocktail reception, live music, and both silent and live auctions with one-of-a-kind items.
All proceeds from Chefs for Impact will benefit Impact Network, a New York-based non-profit organization launched in 2009 that brings eLearning to rural Africa. Funds raised at the event will aid Impact Network in its mission to support 10 eSchools consisting of over 1,700 students in Zambia where the organization is implementing an incredible education solution to bring quality education to all children.
In honor of World AIDS Day on December 1st, some of the biggest names in the music and media industry are partnering with Lifebeat, Music Fights HIV/AIDS to draw urgent attention to the dramatic rise in HIV among young people ages 13-24.
On November 26th, Lifebeat will kick-off #MusicFightsAIDS, a multi-faceted campaign that will bring together a coalition of major media outlets, celebrities, DJs, music venues, and online music distributors to support Lifebeat’s efforts to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS among youth. Partners will feature PSAs, print and banner ads, editorial content on websites, and targeted messages on social media platforms. Visual messages in support of #MusicFightsAIDS will be displayed every two minutes on nine jumbo screens in the heart of Times Square reaching more than 2 million people daily. Venues and nightclubs will distribute HIV prevention materials, activate their promotional and social media channels, and encourage their audiences to share a unified message.
Enjoy cocktails? Passionate about supporting the troops? If you answered yes to the above, which hopefully as human with a heart beat you did, you’ll want to head to the Armed Forces Foundation in NYC Fundraiser event on November 12th from 7pm - 11pm at Metropolitan Pavilion.
The evening hopes to raise money to support The Armed Forces Foundation and the Help Save Our Troops Campaign. Through this campaign, the Armed Forces Foundation proactively educates Americans about the hidden wounds of war, including PSTD and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and advocates for troops and veterans that have suffered from these hidden scars. The ultimate goal of this campaign is to reduce military suicides.
What: Tullamore D.E.W. is hosting amazing event, Women & Whiskey – United for the Cure! Tullamore D.E.W. Brand Ambassador, Eimear Kelleher, and fellow Irish designer, Sinéad Lawlor, welcome all to join them on Sunday, October 26th from 6-8pm. This evening is dedicated to honoring women and fine whiskey, in promoting an incredible cause. Guests will have the exclusive opportunity to see the release of one of a kind, limited-edition bottles that will be donated to the extraordinary Susan G. Komen foundation, honoring breast cancer awareness this month. Guests will also sip and savor luscious custom created cocktails (taking on the elegant shade of pink, of course). An evening of women bonding over top-notch drinks, and supporting a great cause…what could be better?
Join model and stroke survivor Claudia Mason at Herald Square park for the launch of “Take 2…Tell 2” campaign, which promotes preventative action and awareness around stroke, the second leading cause of death worldwide.
Opera singer Eric Jordan, model Claudia Mason, and Real Housewives of New York star Kristin Taekman, will be present to share their stories and associations with the cause. Expect free healthy snacks and giveaways. The all-day event will present a great deal of surprises, as well as opportunities to learn about the cause. Attending this event could potentially be life-saving for yourself or someone else. On top of that, it will definitely be a good time in the park.
To cap-off Breast Cancer Awareness month, CLAY Health Club + Spa is partnering with the Susan G. Komen Greater New York branch to raise funds for the organization. On October 30th, from 5:30 to 8:30pm, participants can dance their hearts out in a variety of styles, including Zumba and Bolly X (an exclusive class will be taught just for the event).
Held at the club's Union Square location, the dance-a-thon's $30 entrance fee will be donated directly to the fight against breast cancer. To find out more information about the uplifting event, visit CLAY's website.
The First Annual Future Influence Gala took place on Monday night at Golf & Body in Midtown to benefit Yspaniola's efforts in helping bring education to the Dominican Republic. This gala was a first of many more to come in the future and did not lack in entertainment and fun for a great cause.
The gala had 5 open bars with cocktail stations which featured spirits such as Snow Leopard Vodka, The Macallan and DR's finest, Brugal Rum. VIP guests such as Jeff Cumberland and David Nelson of the New York Jets, as well as New York Giants players Spencer Paysinger and Prince Amukamara mingled with guests as we all snacked on small bites, bided in the silent auction and had some fun using the golf stimulator. The night honored Richard “Big Daddy” Salgado and his brother Louis Salgado for their many years of philanthropic work.
There’s nothing wrong with seeing life through rose-colored glasses. At least cityMANi, New York City’s recently established order-in manicure service, seems to agree. On October 14th, the company hosted an intimate pink-themed party at sideBAR to support breast cancer research (a portion of the evening’s proceeds were donated to the Susan G. Komen Greater NYC foundation).