Confession:Â When media personnel are actually participating in an event, it’s less likely that they will gather every single detail in order to do the perfect re-cap.Â Thus, I’m offering a slight post of last night’s outstanding Capitol CAREaoke to benefit Childhelp and suggesting you read the re-cap of my friend and fellow blogger, Daniel Swartz of REVAMP.com, who also captured some excellent photos and ahem – video – yes, please watch the video – of the Scene Setters.
It was truly a night to remember.Â With the exception of the White House Correspondents weekend it’s not every night you capture so many anchors, correspondents, politicians, sports personalities, and journalists in one room, and may we also state, wearing green feather boas (CNN’s Ed Henry), belting out “Mack the Knife” (Councilman Jack Evans), “We Didn’t Start the Fire” (FRESH 94.7′s Tommy McFly), “Born to Run” (NBC’s Luke Russert - who in all candor, brought the house down, but back in the green room, I suggested that he’d performed his rendition of The Boss’s famous song, and then queen of karaoke Stephanie Green came in and said, “You did that at xyz event.” So yes, apparently Mr. Russert knows how to come, sing and conquer), “Raining Men” (a combination inclusive of MiX 107.3FM’s Chilli Amar, WUSA 9′s Topper Shutt and Natasha Barrett of NewsChannel 8′s “Let’s Talk Live”), and oh, so so so many more.Â ABC 7′s Doug Hill channeled Sinatra and later we found out he actually owns a karaoke machine, and yes, he practices.Â By the way, Luke Russert’s performance was captured on video and placed on YouTube.
ABC, CNN, FOX News Channel, CBS, NBC, all the news outlets were there to perform and hang in the audience.Â They even let we social scenestresses on stage for a group performance of “Sweet Home Alabama” which turned out to be more dancing than singing – but only because we social butterflies know how to turn attention away from our blemishes.
Congratulations to Rebecca Cooper of WJLA/ABC 7. Capitol CAREaoke, now five years old is her baby.Â Last night’s turnout from on stage, funds raised and attendance is a testament to her loyal friends, fans, supporters.Â The Dandelion Patch founder Heidi Kallett and her team were there to present a $15,000 check to Childhelp, all of which they raised on their own via their retail stores.
It’s all for the children, the millions who are abused on a daily basis. Capitol CAREaoke continues to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the cause and awareness about a disturbing subject about which no one enjoys discussing.
Read more on the night here:
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a leading source of information for the “who, what, when, and where” of Washington, DC’s elite social, professional, and philanthropic scene, which she founded in November of 2006. In 2012 she launched Pacific Punch, based in Los Angeles. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, Virginia and when she’s not out on the town, she’s reading or writing while sipping fine wine, or traveling the country and the world ISO adventures, beauty, fun, food, style, libations, music, and the good life. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.