2010 Heroes of the Hemisphere
Benefits the Pan American Development Foundation
Sunday, October 17, 2010, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Aboard Celebrity Solstice®
Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale
The 2010 Heroes of the Hemisphere event celebrates the achievements of five outstanding individuals who have made significant differences in the lives of the most disadvantaged in their communities. Hosted by Celebrity Cruises on its luxurious Solstice®, this second annual VIP event includes a reception, lunch, live entertainment and awards ceremony. Confirmed celebrities include actor Jimmy Jean-Louis (NBC’s Heroes), actress Maria Bello (guest star on NBC’s Law & Order: SVU), Cover Girl model and actress Dania Ramirez, TV host Maria Elvira Salazar, former NBA star Cliff Robinson, among others. Univision’s Satcha Pretto Padilla will serve as the emcee. The 2010 honorees are from Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Brazil and Mexico. The 2010 corporate honoree is Royal Caribbean Cruises International. Participating corporate sponsors include MTV, Sony Music, Univision, Caterpillar, Greenberg Traurig, Chevron, RCCL and others. The event is by invitation only. For information, please call 202-458-6410 or visit www.HeroesoftheHemisphere.org
About Pan American Development Foundation
PADF is working to create a “Hemisphere of Opportunity for All.”
It carries out this vital vision by bringing together all stakeholders to create sustainable economic solutions, strengthen civil society and respond to natural disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean. PADF has worked in every country in the region.
For example, through its extensive operations in Haiti, PADF was a first responder after the devastating January 12th earthquake. PADF’s activities directly benefited more than 1.3 million Haitians, and its work continues to make a difference. In three months, structural engineers trained by PADF and its partners have inspected more than 76,000 homes to determine if they are safe for Haitian residents to return. Also, it is working with partners to protect the victims of violence and exploitation in the camps and elsewhere.
PADF’s programs reached more than 5.65 million people in 18 countries in 2009. The nonprofit’s headquarters are located in Washington, D.C. with offices in Miami, Haiti, Colombia and elsewhere.
PADF, which was created in 1962, is an affiliate of the Organization of American States (OAS). PADF is a 501(C)(3) tax-exempt organization in the United States. It receives donations from individuals, corporations, multilateral organizations and governments.
For more information, visit www.PADF.org or call 202-458-3969.