Toronto News, (PR) March 26, 2012
The Dream University and Marcia Wieder proudly support the Unstoppable Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to working with in-country partners to deliver a holistic approach to educating children in developing countries. Marcia Wieder, CEO and Founder of Dream University, when asked about the Gala said, “I love and respect Cynthia and the Unstoppable Foundation. They are empowering lives through education, personal development and hope. I was happy to join a much needed cause. I believe that the Unstoppable Foundation is helping children thrive at a core level and will impact their future. I wouldn’t have missed this important event for anything.”
The Unstoppable Foundation hosted their 3rd Annual Gala at the legendary historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, where Grammy Award Winner Nelly Furtado Matched the donations dollar for dollar. This special evening of hope and inspiration was designed to demonstrate that it is possible to provide an education to every child on the planet. The goal of this heart-warming event was to build an all girls secondary school in Kenya for 200 young girls. 100% of the proceeds benefit Canadas Craig Kielburgers organization, Free The Children. Craig gave a poignant opening speech as he addressed the audience and shared about Nelly Furtados inspiration behind her support.
A very happy and elated Founder of the Unstoppable Foundation, Cynthia Kersey was thrilled when she was told that $ 250,000 was raised that evening to support the girls in Kenya. It was an experiential interactive evening with the Water Walk. Guests had an opportunity to experience carrying 5-gallon water jugs – 40 lbs each that the girls in Kenya carry up to three to four times daily. This task is crucial to help their families survive day to day.
The evening was hosted by game show host, Pat Finn and there were 350 guests and celebrities in attendance included award-winning actor, Jon Voight made a surprise visit, Dyan Cannon, actress, Q’Orianka Kilcher” (Disney’s “Princess Kaiulani”), Spencer Garrett (“Luck”, “Game Changer”), Amber Lilly (Radio Disney recording artist), Charlotte Milchard (“Moon in Gemini”), Sandra Vidal (“The Bold & The Beautiful”), Ion Overman (“Ghost Whisperer”), Derrex Brady (“Any Day Now”), Gabriel Jarret (“Pawn”, “Frost/Nixon”), Nimi (Producer, “American Girls”), Bernadette Speakes (“Love Jones”, “To Sir With Love 11”), Jack Canfield (“Chicken Soup for the Soul”), Marci Shimoff (“The Secret”), Bob Proctor (“The Secret”), Kathy Buckley (comedian), Kyle Cease (comedian), and Wendy Ida (Celebrity Fitness Trainer).