Face Forward 2nd Annual Gala
Date: 2011.07.23 | Category: News | Tags: benefit,Face Forward,Face Forward 2,Face Forward 2011,Face Forward Foundation,Sean Astin,vanessa marcil face forward
Lord of the Rings star Sean Astin will join actress Vanessa Marcil at the Face Forward Foundation’s second annual fundraising benefit next month.
Also expected to attend are Teri Hatcher, Sophie Monk, Sean Kanan, Amber Valletta and many others.
Saturday, July 9, 2011, Century City. It is estimated that an act of domestic violence occurs every 15 seconds in the United States. That figure translates to over 2.5 million victims per year. Approximately two-thirds of reported domestic violence incidents are classified as “simple assault.” which results in a misdemeanor rather than a felony. However, up to 50% of these “simple assaults” result in physical injuries and disfigurements that are at least as serious as 90% of all rapes, robberies, and aggravated assaults.
Astin and Marcil are celebrity charity ambassadors for Face Forward, whose mission is to provide physical and emotional reconstruction for women and children who have been victimized by domestic or gang related violence. Face Forward vows to provide each victim with the best possible treatment pro bono.
The event takes place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City, California, on July 9. It includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with Live Music from Daveed & Gio at 7pm, followed by a Silent Auction & Other Surprises as well as a 3 Course gourmet dinner from Executive Chef Jonathan Wood & Banquet Sous Chef Shane Hosac.