Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Ewan McGregor to host charity gala

Ewan McGregor is scheduled to host the Go Go Gala 2009 on November 20 to benefit orphan children around the world. Other celebrities set to appear at the even include Evangeline Lilly, Jessica Alba, Jonah Hill, Cash Warren, Cheryl Tiegs, Jesse Metcalf, John Togo, Danielle Bisutti, Dave Stewart and his Rock Fabulous Quartet, and Cirque du Soleil performers:
The second annual gala, by non-profit organization Go Campaign, aims to raise money for orphans and vulnerable children around the world.

Funds raised this year will support orphaned infants in rural China; a kindergarten for HIV/AIDS affected kids in Moshi, Tanzania; a mobile education unit in Haiti; legal rights and health rights education for children in Arusha, Tanzania; the construction of an eco-building and micro-business in the mountains of Peru; and a shelter for refugee youth returning to Liberia, among many others.

The night, to be held at Social Hollywood on November 20, will also honor TOMS shoes founder and chief shoe giver Blake Mycoskie.

All proceeds from the event will go directly to support the charity. [AHN via Best of Ewan]

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