Alexandra Rose Rieger, teen Musician, Actress (“Akeelah and the Bee”) and Youth Ambassador for âIn A Perfect World’ Foundation created and hosted a star studded event at The Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House (RMH) for children and families. This two-evening event was called âA Star In You,’ which provided a “fun and safe platform for children to star in their own variety show,” explains Rieger.Â An article about this event is expected in November”s issue of Teen Vogue.
Alexandra Rose RiegerÂ Â Â Â “A Star In You” Poster
Â On the first night, after the children and their families enjoyed ice cream, they were able to stand in the spot light as they explored and shared their inner stars. The footage was captured by Josh Sands, CEO of Hollywood Film and Acting Academy and highlights were edited in a short film. The second night, the children and their families walked the red carpet with other teen celebrities as they were celebrated as “stars” in their very own film.
Manuela Testolini, founder of ‘In A Perfect World’ (IAPW) pictured with girls who are at The Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House. IAPW sponsored “A Star In You” event.Â
âA Star in You” was sponsored by âIn a Perfect World’ Foundation, which was founded by social entrepreneur Manuela Testolini where newly appointed Executive Director is Dr. Towanna Freeman. The event was supported by Hollywood Film and Acting Academy, Looking Ahead Program (division of SAG), and Ben and Jerry’s in conjunction with The Ronald McDonald House.
“A Star In You” event opened with Ice Cream provided by Ben & Jerry’s in Long Beach.
Â Alexandra Rose Rieger at “Arts and Crafts” station of “A Star In You” event
Â Alexandra Rose Rieger, teen philanthropist, has been involved with fund raising and supporting The Ronald McDonald House for several years. They play a key role for families nationwide by providing a home away from home for children and their families while critically ill children undergo treatment at local hospitals. Rieger is currently working on several projects including an upcoming ep which will be released in December 2008. In contemplating possible events as a Youth Ambassador, she drew inspiration from her upcoming singles. “Harmony,” which explores the passion of peace and the power in unity. Her song “Fairy Tale,” shaped the fairytalesque decorations with plenty of red, gold and royal blue colors; as well as stars, balloon bouquets and featuring real red carpet on premiere night. Mama and Paparazzi were also on hand to capture the keepsake memories of their brave cherished ones, most donning smiles. A precious commodity that often is lost amidst steely resolve during difficult times of treatment and recovery.
Teen celebrities participating in “A Star In You”Â 2nd Row Left to right: Musician/Actress and Youth Ambassador, Alexandra Rose Rieger (Akeelah and the Bee), Jillian Clare (General Hospital) Matthew Underwood (Zoey 101), Christopher Recupito Rossi (Miss Behave), Maiara Walsh (Cory In the House) From left to right front: Sammi Hanratty (Pushing Daisies), Joey Luthman (WEEDS).
Â Many thanks to RMH staff who were accommodating and supportive. As a token of appreciation, âIn A Perfect World’ provided their libraries with the premiere movie, showcasing how people coming together using funds in a strategic way can improve the quality of life of the RMH guests. A shorter form of this video can be seen online on you tube. When you support âIn A Perfect World, you are helping empower youths to become socially conscious and responsible leaders; please visit www.iapw.org to begin today.
Â Congratulations to all the fellow teen celebrities who joined Alexandra for this momentous occasion: Jillian Clare (Days of Our Lives), Matthew Underwood (Zoey 101), Joey Luthman (WEEDS; An American Carol), Christopher Recupito Rossi (Miss Behave; Zoey 101); Maiara Walsh (Corey In The House), and Sammi Hanratty (Pushing Daisies, Suite Life). To view video of IAPW promo from the event click here.
Â Group shot of Children and Families of LA Ronald McDonald House, IAPW Team and Teen Celebrities at “A Star In You” event.
Alexandra Rose Rieger’s music can be purchased on iTunes and Yahoo music. Rieger is a published author, please visit her website www.AlexandraRieger.com where her book “Harmony” can be purchased. As an attendee of Oprah’s Legend Ball Premiere, Rieger is cognizant of the fact that she stands on the shoulders of those who come before her. View scenes from her multi city tour of Africa and Europe scored to her hit single “Harmony” please follow this link. Proceeds from these purchases go to support âIn A Perfect World’ and other charities that benefit children. Those of you who have a heart to make a difference, this is a wonderful way to join hands and make things happen now.
Group shot of participants of “A Star In You” Premiere/Red Carpet Night.Â Guest included teen leaders from Looking Ahead as well as IAPW Team, Teen Celebrities celebrating the children and families at the Los Angeles’ Ronald McDonald House.
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