I was instantly attracted to 12for12K for a number of reasons, the first being the well-deserving charities that stand to benefit from this remarkable effort. So many non-profit organizations are in desperate need of assistance right now, and with the economy in its current state, people are understandably more reluctant to give up their money. This effort doesn’t require a significant donation – so it’s important to communicate to people that we can still be frugal while helping.
My task is to rally corporate partners engaging businesses eager to join an exciting and well meaning effort. What’s great is we can tailor a program to meet the needs of any company, so the sky is the limit! We really encourage companies to join us – because there is so much buzz about how brands are approaching social media, this is such a great way for companies to add to the social Web in an impactful way. This month’s charity is Stop the Silence, which helps pay for medical and psychological treatment, social services, legal costs and much more for young victims of sexual abuse. Companies, if you are reading this, contact me to get involved!
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The ladies – Some of the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood are vying for awards this year, which will make this year’s awards show stunning if nothing else. Angeline Jolie will shine as always, I predict in a Grecian-inspired dress, but I am hoping she goes bold with something outside of her typical neutrals. Anne Hathaway will ravish the red carpet with her classic glamour in something bright and eye-catching. Kate Winslett will rock her fabulous curves in a form fitting gown (I’m betting blue, which seems to be her favorite). Penelope Cruz has worn black (my favorite) at the last two big shows – will she change it up for the big night?
The gents – A more rugged crew than the ladies, Sean Penn and Mickey Rourke are sure to be sporting just-rolled-out-of-bed disheveled hair – hopefully partnered with some dapper tuxes. Taking a big leap (note the sarcasm), I predict Brad Pitt will be his always traditionally stylish self in classic black tie. Finally I think Dev Patel from Slumdog Millionaire will keep it young and fresh, possibly choosing a skinny tie over typical black tie and maybe adding a pop of color. That’s all from the Red Carpet.