ONEXONE GALA - LIFE BELONGS TO EVERYONE (SEPTEMBER 8, 2008)
ONEXONE is a charitable organization committed to providing aid and preserving the lives of children in Canada and around the world. Founded by Diesel Canada President Joelle Berdugo Adler in 2005, ONEXONE has raised millions for its philantropic partners and ongoing initiatives including H2O Africa Foundation, Yéle Haiti, Assembly of First Nations, Child Haven, Healthy Kids International, Free the Children, War Child Canada, Right to Play, the African Children's Choir, Millennium Promise, Child Find Ontario and Spread the Net.
ONEXONE Foundation celebrates its fourth annual Benefit Gala and Concert with a red carpet media opportunity on Monday, September 8, 2008 at the historic Maple Leaf Garden® in downtown Toronto. Academy Award®-winner and ONEXONE Ambassador Matt Damon, Grammy Award®-winner and ONEXONE Musical Ambassador Wyclef Jean, John Legend, Grammy Award®-winner and 2008 Difference Award recipient John Legend, Canadian comedian Russell Peters and Dr. Jeffrey Sachs are among those confirmed to walk the ONEXONE red carpet.
The evening features a cocktail reception, dinner and a live auction featuring Matt Damon as the master of ceremonies. Following dinner, Maple Leaf Gardens® will open its doors for the first time in eight years for a public benefit concert featuring Wyclef Jean, John Legend, The Canadian Tenors, 14-year-old jazz sensation Nikki Yanofsky and the world renowned African Children's Choir.
This year ONEXONE is honouring John Legend, Marc and Craig Keilburger and Ryan Hreljac with its 2008 Difference Award for their commitment in the fight against child poverty and suffering.
RED CARPET PHOTOS
"Our message is that life belongs to everyone. Every human life is precious," says Joelle Berdugo Adler, ONEXONE Founder and Diesel Canada President. "We are deeply touched by our Toronto 2008 Difference Award receipients who share that vision. They have committed their lives to making a difference, one person at a time, one by one. We hope to inspire our guests with their stories and elevate children's causes to the highest possible level."
Digital Pixie would like to thank Laura Gatsos and Shauna Simons from Media Profile and ONEXONE for allowing us to cover this event.