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Friday, May 29, 2009

William ‘Mayhem’ Romeo Gives Cheers for Charity


On May 3, 2009, William "Mayhem" Romeo of American Gladiators stepped behind the bar and served as a guest bartender at Busby's in Los Angeles, CA for a special event entitled Cheers For Charity. The actor and performer wasn't just slinging drinks, he was also raising money and awareness for The Ashe Foundation. ASHE has pledged to gather 1 million shoes for Africa's children who have been orphaned by AIDS. To date, over 11 Million of Africa’s youth have been orphaned by the devastating disease and exist in such extreme poverty that they are either barefoot or fashion flip flops out of plastic bottles and similar waste products.

With Ty Ku providing bottles of their premium Asian liqueur for guests, LA's glitteratti gathered and raised a glass while they raised much needed funds for The Ashe Foundation to ship donated shoes to Africa.

Li Sapp-Weaver and Joy Donnell of Beverly Hills-based PR and branding firm, 720 PR, organized the event and are planning more nights in LA. The idea behind the event is to come out, buy a drink, tip your bartender, and have a portion of the proceeds go to charity. "It's a simple way to give to a cause you believe in," says Donnell. "Whether you have $20 or just $1, you can start to make a difference while doing something you planned to do anyway- enjoy a night out!"

You can learn more about ASHÉ, make an online donation, and harness the power to make things happen at their website: http://www.theashefoundation.org/

-Text provided by Joy Donnell, 720 PR
Photo property of The Intoxicologist

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This great!