Monday, June 02, 2008

Cheech to Help Celebs for Kids

Celebs for Kids comes out swinging with a new line-up of stars at the inaugural Launch Party at The Sutton Place Hotel starting on June 6th at 6pm! Following the Launch Party will be Vancouver's premier celebrity charity golf and poker tournaments August 14th and 15th, 2008.

NHL Hall of Fame Goaltender Grant Fuhr hosts the inaugural Celebs for Kids events with more than fifty stars of sports and entertainment participating.

Paul Nijjer, Director of Sales at Golf BC said, "Together with Grant Fuhr we're committed to creating a world class golf event that brings together many of the best celebrity players in golf," "We welcome our great host Grant Fuhr back to Vancouver, BC."

"It's all about doing it right, and building an all-star event that works for the players, the fans and Vancouver," said Karim Chandani, Founder of Celebs for Kids. "I'm excited to announce the Lupus and Arthritis Societies and their involvement as our official charity this year. It is especially significant because it's all about the kids and helping to find a cure."

"The Lupus Society is thrilled to team up with Grant Fuhr and many local companies to help raise money and awareness for kids with lupus," said Josie Bradley, Vice President of the Lupus Society. Lupus is an acute chronic disease which can lead to organ failure and death.

"We're working hard to raise money to launch the first Pediatric Rheumatology Research Chair in Canada, right here in BC. This Chair will help to make life easier for kids living with arthritis or lupus, through the discovery of better treatments and eventually a cure," says Pamela Clarke, Vice President of Development for The Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon Division. "Supporting the Celebs for Kids fundraiser is just one of the many ways you can help to make a difference for children living with the chronic pain of arthritis or lupus." Visit for more details.

Celebs For Kids also announced its first celebrity player commitments-World Champion Donovan Bailey, Olympian, Bode Miller, Actors - Gregory Harrison, Alfonso Riberio, Richard Roundtree, Cheech Marin, Fred Williamson, Brian Baumgartner, Dennis Haysbert, Davon Gummersall, LaLaine, Bret Cullan, Chris Potter, Richard Kind, Nancy Cartwright, Gregory Itzin, Football- Seth Joyner, Dwight Clark, Marshal Falk, Roy Green, Thurman Thomas, Baseball - Vince Coleman, Chili Davis, Musicians - Adrian Young, Thomas McClary, and much more. More than 50 stars from sports and entertainment are expected to compete in the 2008 event.

Since its inception, Karim Chandani, the Founder of Celebs for Kids, has a goal to raise 3.5 million for the charities; currently he has raised 2.7 million and has attracted dozens of stars from entertainment and sports to help with this event.

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