AB Weddings & Special Events are hosting an elaborate Trunk Show & AMA Style Suite with Michelle Monroe Handbags & Accessories to benefit American Childhood Cancer Organization…

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AB Weddings & Special Events are hosting an elaborate Trunk Show & AMA Style Suite with Michelle Monroe Handbags & Accessories to benefit American Childhood Cancer Organization…

November 1, 2011 (Los Angeles, CA) On Saturday November 19, 2011 AB Weddings & Special Events will host a Michelle Monroe Trunk Show and American Music Awards (AMA) Style Suite to benefit the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO). Michelle Monroe has agreed to donate $10 of every handbag and $5 of all accessories to benefit ACCO. Guests will be treated to complimentary DAMA cocktails by Phillip Delacruz, entertained by DJ Niko, and snacks by Sakura’s Gourmet Pastries.
Including: VIP gift bags with Deborah DeMarco Skincare certificates, Argo Tea, etc… Style suite for American Music Awards nominees.
Press/Media RSVP: mistyepr@gmail.com

AB Weddings & Special Events focuses on Planning/Coordination for the “Day Of” or “Full-Planning”, “Pamper Spa Parties” and more… AB Weddings & Special Events make every event memorable and special by catering to all occasions. They will work within the client’s budget and customize any event. AB Weddings & Special Events have sponsored several charity events such as: Scott L. Schwartz’s Celebrity Cupcakes for Charity, JollyPeople Los Angeles, Masquerade Balls, Green Is Glamorous (Toys For Tots Benefit), Emmy Gifting Suites, AFI Womens Showcase Premiere Party for “Death of Toys”, Pamper Me Fabulous, Here Comes the Guide, and F.A.M.E LA 2010 Gifting Lounge Party sponsored by Dennis Rodman clothing line, etc.… For a complete list please visit: www.abspecialevents.com.

Michelle Monroe designs distinctive handcrafted handbags that are made in the U.S.A. Each piece is adorned with custom hardware handset with Swarovski crystals. Swarovski recently added Michelle Monroe Designs to their Los Angeles showroom. Patricia Fields (Sex and the City Emmy Award Winner/Stylist) recently hosted her annual “Fashion Night Out” event that featured a special collection of handbags that she created with Michelle Monroe Studios.

Michelle Monroe’s handbags and jewelry have been very popular with celebrities and on multiple red carpet events, awards shows and movie premieres. Mariah Carey enjoyed wearing Michelle Monroe’s collection in her last concert at the Rockefeller Center in New York and in her music video, “Oh Santa”. Paris Hilton is also a collector and has been photographed wearing Michelle Monroe’s collection on the red carpet as well as while shopping in Los Angeles wearing her Red Koi Fish Cuff. Sharon Stone has also recently been spotted with Michelle Monroe’s new “Box Clutch“.
Michelle Monroe Studios Official Website: www.MichelleMonroeStudios.com.

What American Childhood Cancer Organization Does
Since 1970, American Childhood Cancer Organization has been respected as an essential and integral provider of programs and services required by families of children and adolescents with cancer across this country. Together with our local affiliates who provide the direct support with families, we address the critical needs that families face today. As a grassroots leader in the childhood cancer community, it is our responsibility to speak for the needs of the families and survivors. Doing so, we help shape policy, research, and programs on the national level that affect the lives of families today and tomorrow. The board and staff of ACCO are committed to serving our community until the day when no child dies or is left with life long effects from this devastating disease.

American Childhood Cancer Organization’s mission is to address the needs of families through programs that emphasize information, advocacy, awareness, and research. In this way, we can support families both directly and through our affiliation with local organizations, and work toward a better tomorrow for our children and adolescents. Our organization was founded by a talented and committed group of parents, and we have placed a priority on ensuring that those making policy decisions today understand what a family goes through when their child has been diagnosed with cancer. Over two thirds of our organization board and staff are either survivors or a family member of a child or adolescent who had cancer. We understand this is a family disease and it is a disease that is for life. One in 330 children will be diagnosed before their 20th birthday, and it is estimated that by the year 2010 one in 450 young adults between the ages of 18 and 45 will be a survivor of childhood cancer. The recent Childhood Cancer Survivor Study has documented that 2/3 of survivors deal with long term late effects from its toxic treatment, 1/3 of which are moderate to severe. We strongly believe that families need accurate information, advocacy, and support from the first day of diagnosis through the rest of the child s life. The staff and board of American Childhood Cancer Organization are committed to meeting the needs of these survivors and their families.

Who We Are

American Childhood Cancer Organization ( ACCO ) began in 1970 by a group of parents whose children had been diagnosed with cancer. They came together to lobby for more research, and to support each other through the diagnosis and treatment of this life threatening disease at a time when very few children survived. Today, ACCO is one of the largest grassroots, national organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with cancer and their families. We are strong advocates for our families in Washington D.C., we produce the highest quality materials on childhood cancer, and we have over 40 local affiliate organizations across the country providing direct services to the families in their communities.

Website: www.acco.org

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“Reading, Writing, It’s Exciting” at Barnes & Noble in Los Angeles on June 7, 2011


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Reading, Writing, It’s Exciting teamed up with celebrities at Barnes & Noble in Westside Pavilion to promote literacy…

June 8, 2011 (Los Angeles, CA) The Reading, Writing, It’s Exciting! Program (RWE) recently hosted a star studded reading and literacy event at the Westside Pavilion Barnes & Noble on June 7th to promote literacy and to shine a spotlight on how important it is for parents to read with their children. To help ensure this message is heard, we invited celebrities to read a story and/or book (the children have written) and also act out the books with some of the children at our event. Our goal with the celebrity participation will hopefully inspire other parents to undertake this all-so-important activity with their own children. Literacy experts have all stated that if parents read to, and with, their children from a young age, it would solve many of our literacy problems.

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Some of the celebrities that participated included: Sean Kanan (Young & Restless, Bold & Beautiful), Scott L. Schwartz (Oceans 11, 12, 13, Spiderman), Catalina Rodriguez (Watch Over Me, Dexter), David Fralick (The Young & The Restless, Changing Hands), Matthew J. Evans (Bad Teacher, Zoey 101, Drake & Josh), Kate Linder (Young & Restless), Julianna Rose (There Will Be Blood, Little Miss Sunshine, G Force, The Last Mimzy), Jennessa Rose (Enchanted, Happy Feet, Little Miss Sunshine), Danika Yarosh (A Christmas Wedding Tail –with Jennie Garth, Nerd Wars, The Wizard of Oz-on Broadway), Derek Bloom (Victorious, Beyond The Mat), and Petey Yarosh (Celebrity Ghost Stories)

Reading Writing "It's Exciting!!! RWE"

RWE is a nonprofit literacy program designed to improve the reading and writing skills of at-risk children. We do this by providing one-to-one writing mentors throughout the school year for kids who are chosen by their teachers to participate. At the end of the school year, the kids get to read one of their stories at a Barnes & Noble, and then watch in special VIP seats as actors perform them for the audience.

The reason for our program is that research shows that if children aren’t writing and reading at their grade level by the end of second grade, they almost never catch up. Further research has also shown that as many as 80% of those kids eventually drop out of high school, are unemployed, are in prison or join gangs. And how accurate are those numbers? Several states actually base their future prison building plans on them! There are over 45,000 second grade students in L.A., and only 41% of them are proficient in writing and reading. We must help all of them…

For more information about RWE, please visit: www.rweprogram.org

Links:
http://www.prphotos.com/store/category.cgi?item=MGR-000013&type=store&ps=15&x-start=0

http://www.looktothestars.org/news/6439-stars-read-to-kids-at-literacy-event

http://www.exposay.com/scott-l-schwartz-reading-writing-its-exciting-at-barnes–noble-in-los-angeles-on-june-7-2011/p/47671/1/?f=Scott+L.+Schwartz

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/books/features/article_1644949.php/Reading-Writing-It-s-Exciting-at-Barnes-&-Noble-in-Los-Angeles-Pictures

http://www.flickr.com//photos/31003558@N05/sets/72157626956310806/show/with/5830862994/

VIDEO Coverage:
http://www.youtube.com/user/MistyExtremePR?feature=mhee#p/a/f/0/rE7mePCJabo


Press/Media/Booking
Misty Griffey
PR/Marketing Coordinator
The Reading, Writing, It’s Exciting Program!
Direct: mistyepr@gmail.com