Eva Longoria returns to Marbella as honorary chair of 1st Annual Dynamic Walk-A-Thon & The Global Gift Gala-Marbella10-05-2012
Spain welcomes back actress & philanthropists, Eva Longoria as Honorary Chair of a Philanthropic Weekend in support of children and women locally & worldwide. This weekend will begin with an initiative focused around Sport & Physical Well-being taking place on Saturday, August 18th 2012.
The Annual Dynamic Walk-A-Thon with Honorary Chair Eva Longoria & Co-Chair Sergio Scariolo, will benefit The Eva Longoria Foundation & Cesare Scariolo Foundation, whose sole fundraising mission for this initiative is for children suffering from cancer. The Dynamic Walk-A-Thon will kick-off at the Dynamic Marbella Gym and continue throughout the city of Marbella, going through locations such as Palacio de Congresos, Puente Romano, La Mezquita and ending back at the Dynamic Marbella Gym. The Walk-A-Thon will close with an award ceremony and a check presentation to the beneficiaries. Spectators are welcomed to attend and help celebrate all those that participated in the Walk-A-Thon.
To learn more about Dynamic Walk-A-Thon and how you can register to participate visit www.dynamicwalkathon.com The philanthropic weekend will come to an end on Sunday, August 19th, 2012 with The Global Gift Gala-Marbella, a unique international fundraising gala produced in Paris and Istanbul benefitting The Eva Longoria Foundation. This platform will bring together the worlds of business, celebrity and philanthropy to raise funds and awareness. The new wave of philanthropy is through uniting forces of resources, organizations and synchronistic brands to have a transformative global impact in the empowerment of women & help support and foster awareness for children.
The evening will promise attendees a night of hope, inspiration & glamour along with prestigious guests & celebrities from the world of music, sport and the silver screen. The evening’s festivities will also include live performances by in-demand artists and a special tribute to the 2012 Global Gift Humanitarian Award recipient.
For more information on The Global Gift Gala please visit www.theglobalgiftgala.com
Dynamic Walk-A-Thon & The Global Gift Gala
Marbella is a philanthropic production created and produced by Manda Events with founders, Maria Bravo and Alina Peralta & Augusto Aloisio founder of Dynamic Marbella. More detailed information on Dynamic Walk-A-Thon & The Global Gift Gala- Marbella will be announced inan upcoming Press Conference taking place on May 23nd with Eva Longoria and Sergio Scariolo at Dynamic Marbella.
About The Eva Longoria Foundation
The foundation was established in 2010 by actress, activist and philanthropist Eva Longoria. This foundation has been established primarily for, but not limited to, two charitable causes: women in the Latino community and children. http://www.evalongoriafoundation.org/
To help women build better with career training, mentorship, capital and opportunity. By investing in women and girls, we hope to build a stronger future for our world.
Furthermore, The Eva Longoria Foundation will help raise awareness for children of all ethnic and racial backgrounds suffering from health-related problems. Eva Longoria has been a spokesperson for Padres Contra El Cancer for the past nine years trying to improve the quality of life for children with cancer futures for themselves and their families through education and entrepreneurship.
Women play an important role in society, yet they disproportionately lack educational and economic opportunities.
Women account for two-thirds of the world’s illiterate adults
In developing countries, only 63% of girls enroll in secondary school
Women make up only one-third of non-farm wage earners
In spite of these discouraging statistics, we are optimistic about the future for women and girls, especially Latinas. Hardworking and dedicated to their families, they are one of the world’s greatest untapped resources.
Our vision is to give women and girls the tools they need to reach their potential. The Eva Longoria Foundation supports programs that help girls excel in school and attend college. Additionally, we work to provide female entrepreneurs and their families. Eva Longoria has also founded Eva’s Heroes in San Antonio, Texas, in an effort to enrich the lives of teens and young adults who are developmentally challenged.
About the Cesare Scariolo Foundation
It is a private non-profit organization whose main goal is direct aid to children who are receiving cancer treatments, as well as social and psychological support to their families. Born by the impulse of its president, Sergio Scariolo basketball coach, and develop its task mainly in the province of Malaga, although in order to continue growing in the rest of the country http://www.cesarescariolo.org/
“It has always been part of my concerns and thoughts awareness of the existence of people and especially children and their families who have to learn to live with serious illnesses such as leukemia and lymphoma. Accordingly, those who have requested my assistance, are entities or institutions have been able to count on it. The personal experience as a result of the cancer disease suffered by my father and his subsequent death, make those concerns and thoughts to surface in a more latent and involve me more with the idea of helping those who are so severely affected for such diseases. This is the meaning of Cesare Scariolo Foundation, an idea born with lots of help modesty, wanting to be a grain of sand over the many individuals and institutions that devote their efforts to combat diseases.” – Sergio Scariolo.
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