Orphaned Starfish Foundation Celebrates 11 Years at the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood

Businesses, Celebrities and Musicians Join Forces in Support of Providing Technology for Orphanages in Latin America and Ethiopia

Online PR News – 22-August-2012 – Los Angeles, Calif. – WHAT: The Orphaned Starfish Foundation (OSF) celebrates 11 years with a night of entertainment at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood Blvd to benefit orphanages across Latin America and Ethiopia with technology training and tools to break the cycle of poverty and abuse, and enable them to become self-sustaining adults when they leave the orphanage at age 18. This “Back to School” function will be hosted by Judy Reyes (“Scrubs”) and guests will be able to enjoy musical acts by MK & The Gentleman and Lucy Walsh, win premium raffle prizes and mingle with special guests including Ryan Cartwright (“Alphas”/”Bones”), Tony O (“The Ellen DeGeneres Show”) and Justine Pasek (Miss Universe 2012), Renee Olstead (“The Secret Life of an American Teenager”), Michael Ornstein (“Sons of Anarchy”)

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. with the Red Carpet opening at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Hard Rock Cafe– Hollywood Blvd
6801 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, Calif.

TICKET INFO: Tickets are $30 pre-sale at www.orphanedstarfish.kintera.org/hollywood and $40 at the door. Your donation will include two free drinks and all proceeds will benefit the Orphaned Star Fish Foundation. Space is limited.

VIP tickets are available and will include access to the Green Room, premium food and beverages, and a special table reserved for VIP guests. For more information, contact Jessica West at Jessica@uniphigood.com.

ADDITIONAL In addition to raffle tickets, guests will have the opportunity to sponsor a
INFO: child. Donations will go towards establishing a whole educational center, equipping every orphanage with an OSF computer center, provide tools such as Rosetta Stone, computers, internet, basic word processing programs and a full-time teacher for life.

For more information, go to www.ostarfish.org or to make a donation to the Orphaned Starfish Foundation, go to http://ostarfish.org/donate. Be a fan at Facebook.com/ostarfish or follow them on Twitter @ostarfish.

The Orphaned Starfish Foundation was founded in 2001 on the belief that education is the key to escaping the poverty trap. The Orphaned Starfish Foundation creates lasting change in the lives of orphans throughout Latin America and Ethiopia by helping them develop vocational skills specifically through technology training to enable them to permanently overcome the cycle of poverty and abuse. www.ostarfish.org.

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