As we all know by now, or you SHOULD, March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month our partner Chris4Life is taking its butt west for the second year in a row to the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. The highly anticipated annual event will feature a variety of “star power” from TV personalities, The Bachelor series reality stars, and Hollywood notables – all ready to show their love for their butts to help raise money for colon cancer patients. Co Chairs are oncololgist Dr. Paul Song, his wife journalist Lisa Ling (the host of the Oprah Winfrey Network show Our America) and Robert Egger founder of DC Central Kitchen who has landed in LA with L.A. Kitchen. Coincidentally, L.A. Kitchen’s Board Chair is chef Jose Andres, whose popular restaurant Bazaar is found witbin the chic SLS Hotel. Event emcees are Julia Allison (Columnist for ELLE.com, star of BRAVO’s Miss Advised) and Shira Lazar (Host and Executive Producer of weekly live show What’s Trending).
Event attendees will have fun competitively bidding on celebrities for a chance to have a special outing with his or her favorite star (i.e. lunch, dinner, shopping trips, wine tours, excursions, etc). Last year’s event raised close to $50,000 for the foundation. The night will be filled with cocktails, food, entertainment, and a silent auction in addition to the live celebrity auction. This year, Chris4Life has partnered with popular online “do good” site Charity Buzz to introduce an online component for guest who are unable to event, can still bid on their favorite personalities. The idea for this event came from a brainstorming discussion last year between Chris4Life and Michelle Money, a former finalist in ABC’s The Bachelor Pad Season 2 who lost her father to colon cancer.
The celebrity line-up for auction includes (more surprise guests being added):
Lindsay Yenter – Finalist on The Bachelor 2013
AshLee Frasier – Contestant on The Bachelor 2013
Shawn Christian – Currently stars as ‘Dr. Daniel Jonas’ on NBC’s Days of Our Lives
Lesley Murphy – Contestant on The Bachelor 2013
Kiptyn Locke – Former contestant on The Bachelorette Season 5 and Bachelor Pad
Roberto Martinez – Former contestant and winner of The Bachelorette (Season 6)
Daniella McBride – Contestant on The Bachelor 2013
Courtney Robertson – Former contestant and winner of The Bachelor (Season 16)
Caitlin O’Connor –In 2012, Caitlin was named “one of Hollywood’s Hottest Girls” by Yahoo News and appeared in Maxim Magazine as one of “the ten hottest girls in America.”
David Krumholtz – Lead role of genius mathematician Charlie Eppes on CBS’ long running crime procedural “NUMB3RS”
Ryan Bowers – Football Player/Trainer/Coach and contestant on The Bachelorette 2012 (Season 8)
Josh Crotty – Actor, singer and drummer. Seen in many guest appearances on television, or touring with his band Thick as Thieves
Karen McCullah –- Screenwriter best known for writing the hit movie Legally Blonde
Nick Peterson – Personal trainer and winner of The Bachelor Pad 3
Orianthi Panagaris – Singer/songwriter/famous guitarist that has played with some of the biggest and best names in music
Selma Alameri – Contestant on The Bachelor 2013
Eric Etebari – Best known for his roles in 2 Fast 2 Furious, The Lincoln Lawyer, Cellular, and Stand Up Guys
Justine Musk – Author of two dark fantasies from Roc/Penguin (Blood Angel and Lord of Bones)
Ali Cobrin – Actress best known for her role as Kara, in the American Pie fourquel, American Reunion. Prior, she played Molly in the Showtime series Look and guest starred on NBC’s Friends With Benefits.
Leslie Bradshaw – Chief Operating Officer at Guide, a software company focused on turning online news, social streams and blogs into video
Taryn Southern – Guest star with shows such as New Girl, The League, Rules of Engagement, American Dad, and Guys With Kids
Sponsors of this year’s event include SLS Hotel Beverly Hills, Heineken, Stoli Vodka, The Orlando Hotel, The Macallan, Brugal Rum and Sprinkles Cupcakes.
Doors open at 8pm and tickets are only $50.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Chris4Life Patient, Treatment & Care Program.
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a platform for profiling people who "make it happen" in the Capital region, reviews & topical blog posts. She launched Punch Enterprises, a connector consulting business in 2015 and Pacific Punch based in LA, in 2012. 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, VA. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.