Yesterday, Seth Rogen made an opening statement in front of Senate at a hearing on Alzheimer's research. His testimony, while still possessing a handful of classic Rogen-esque jokes, was heartfelt, well-researched, and showed a serious side we'd never seen before. The Pineapple Express star shared his personal experience with Alzheimer's, illustrating the effects of the disease he'd seen firsthand with his wife Lauren Miller's mother.
"So few people share their personal stories," he said at the hearing. "So few people have something to relate to. I know that if me and my wife saw someone like me talking about this, it would probably make us feel a little less alone."
RedRover is a nonprofit based out of Sacramento, California with the mission to “bring animals out of crisis and strengthen the bond between people and animals through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education." Therefore giving meaning to the age old saying, a dog is man's best friend.
RedRover is true to their mission and has helped rescue thousands of animals from puppy mills, animals who been neglected in situations of cruelty and hoarding .
Founded in 1987, RedRover was initially called the United Animal Nations. The organization's name was changed in 2011 to reflect the energy and dedication by the many donors and volunteers. With over 3,000 volunteers over the U.S. and Canada the volunteers are the people who make Redrover thrive, and it really demonstrates how dedicated people to the well being of animals all across and abroad .
The volunteers provide care for animals who have been neglected or removed from puppy mills. In 2009 RedRover rescued over 500 dogs from a puppy mill in Texas who suffered from a list of injuring including parasites and untreated wounds.
RedRover hopes that by rejuvenating the bond between people and animals they can show how important it is to show compassion to animals.
Throwing cakes at fans with one hand and donating money to charity with the other, Steve Aoki values his philanthropic work just as much as he does his music. Throughout his entire musical career, Steve Aoki has been involved with a number of charities and non-profit organization, continuously finding ways to give back and volunteer as best he can. Recently, in an effort to combine his two passions, the Dim Mak label head decided to donate $1 of every ticket sold during his Aokify America North American Tour to the health and research organization with the most votes from fans on his Facebook page.
Introducing VintageHeartland, a new lingerie company that encompasses the heart and soul of country!
But not only does Vintage Heartland offer cute bras and panties, they also support local farms in America through the No Farms-No Foods campaign and the American Farmland Trust, which works hard to ensure that farming families and communities are supported properly and can make a living here in the U.S. The No Farm-No Foods campaign protects locally grown food from rapidly disappearing with the recent importation of foreign produce. The key is to keep the healthy food local and support American agriculture.
We Day is a social movement that encourages young people to get involved with charitable work that benefits young people's education around the world. As an initiative of Free The Children,an international charity that "educates, engages and empowers youth to become agents of change", We Day sponsors an inspirational event every year.
Through tireless efforts made by We Act and Free The Children, We Day comes as a celebration every year to honor those who have helped with the campaign efforts.
Coffee in the mornings, liquor at night. but what about water? It's challenging to stay properly hydrated when pretty much every other beverage is more flavorful than the essential H20. Drink Up is an initiative that's focused on getting more Americans to drink water because it's dang good for you, and a street art celebration is honoring just that notion.
WAT-AAH, a kid-focused water bottle brand, is hosting Taking Back the Streets, a special event where artists will debut pieces inspired by the iconic WAT-AAH screaming boy logo and Drink Up's water drop. The artwork will be a part of a year-long exhibit to visit Wallplay in New York City and other major cities like Washington D.C., Miami, and Los Angeles. After the showcasing, each piece will be transcribed onto limited edition bottle labels for WAT-AAH.
Start 2014 on the right foot by making a reservation at Virgola, the hidden gem of the West Village. Special for the month of February the Italian Wine and Oyster bar has partnered with God's Love We Delivered and will donate 5% of all sales generated to the charity. Additionally, diners with reservations during this time will be given a bottle of Prosecco.
Make a reservation online and enter Promo Code "GLWD" when prompted.
There is no doubt that women can do anything when they put their mind to it. Throughout history women have proven time and time again that they can be leaders and effect change.
Below is a list of three women who are making a difference by sparking ideas and creating change in their respective fields.
Connie Clerici, president and CEO of Closing the Gap Healthcare Group was a practicing nurse when she noticed that healthcare providers and services needed to be held accountable to the people they were serving. The need became even more apparent to Clerici when she was hired to help close a facility for children with life threatening illnesses during the eighties. That position would affect Clerici as she sacrificed and dedicated her life to creating Closing the Gap Healthcare Group. Closing the Gap Healthcare Group is a fully accredited Canadian business that offers support services for the home, community, and workplace environment. Services ranging from occupational therapy governance assistance.
Over a year ago, New York was hit by one of the most destructive and devastating hurricanes to ever hit the Eastern United States--Hurricane Sandy. But nobody was more affected by the destruction than the community of Rockaway, Queens. Inhabitants were left with homes that were either severely damaged by the flooding or completely destroyed, business owners lost massive revenue due to costly repairs, and cars were damaged beyond repair by the severe hurricane. The people of Rockaway were left to face the destruction as they tried to rebuild their once thriving community.
In an effort to raise awareness of communities hit by Typhoon Haiyan, Nyers for Philippines is teaming up some of the most notable culinary minds of New York. Paul Liebrandt of The Elm, George Mendes of Aldea, Laurent Kalkotour of Atrium, Michael White of Altamarea, Andrew Carmellini and Jason Hua of The Dutch, Sebastien Chamaret of Bagatelle NY, and Philippe Bertineau of Benoit NY , along with cocktail gurus Joaquin Simo of Pouring Ribbons and Jillian Vose of Death & Co. will be at Bagatelle NY on Monday, January 27th for the cause. With the help of Gawad Kalinga, the non-profit organization based out of the Philippines, the money raised at the event will help provide housing and create a sustainable rehabilitation program for the devastated village of Iloilo.