Give Back Hollywood a non-profit organization that connects celebrities to charities, produced a benefit in honor of the 2011 American Music Awards inviting celebrities and tastemakers to Siren Studios in Hollywood for an evening of beauty, music, and video games to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (www.CMNHospitals.org). The event, hosted by Kevin Jonas and sponsored by Xbox, took place with American Music Awards Favorite New Artist Nominee, Hot Chelle Rae, performing brand new material from their forthcoming album WHATEVER, in stores Nov. 29th including “I Like It Like That” and “Tonight Tonight” live. DJ C-Squared (Connor Cruise, son of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman) and DJ Yo-C kept the crowd dancing all night long.
The event offered many fun activities that celebrity guests were able to partake in, including an Xbox Kinect Sports: Season Two Skiing Competition, with the chance to have up to $10,000 donated by Xbox to the Children’s Miracle Network in their name. Along with the video game action, a Matrix-sponsored Beauty Lounge presented with their celebrity stylists Nick and Ammon to beautify all attendees. Other fun activities included live screen printing of t-shirts and tote bags sponsored by Junk Food Clothing and a Digital Photo Booth. A full bar was provided by High Liquors, the first full line of ultra premium spirits.
The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the 2011 Miracle Award to Eileen Garrido, an 11 year old heart transplant recipient who now runs her own non-profit, The Beating Hearts Foundation, to help other young heart transplant recipients. Eileen is not just a courageous young philanthropist, but a singer as well. Eileen performed Barbra Streisand’s song “People” to the music industry crowd.
The Xbox Miracle of Music Benefit would not be possible without the generous support of its sponsors which, in addition to the companies named above, included Fashion Forms, Audi, Coca-Cola, Honest Tea, Heineken, Chick-Fil-A, Hard Rock San Diego, Feather Extensions, Premiere Valet and Ace Transportation.
Click on the slide show to see photos from the event.