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Open Hearts Foundation Announces Inaugural Celebration

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:24 am    Post subject: Open Hearts Foundation Announces Inaugural Celebration Reply with quote

Actress Jane Seymour Hosts VIP-Studded Event to Honor Individuals Living with an Open Heart

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Open Hearts Foundation, a nonprofit charity established to raise funds to enrich the lives of children in the areas of health, arts, sports and education, announces its inaugural Open Hearts celebration in Malibu, Calif. on Saturday, February 19, 2011.

The event will be hosted at the private residence of award-winning actress, artist and philanthropist Jane Seymour and her husband, director, producer and writer, James Keach. At the event, the Open Hearts Foundation will recognize the achievements of four outstanding individuals, each with an inspiring story that exemplifies the Open Hearts Foundation's mission.

"Living with an Open Heart allows you to overcome adversity and create something positive in your life. This philosophy, which reflected my mother's advice, has inspired me to live my life with an Open Heart," said Jane Seymour, a founding board member of the Open Hearts Foundation. "I'm truly humbled that so many people have found comfort and inspiration in my Open Heart symbol and philosophy."

The notable honorees receiving the first-ever Open Heart Award will include individuals who live the Open Heart philosophy. Each honoree will receive a limited-edition bronze sculpture designed and signed by Seymour. Honorees include:

* Pat and Emmitt Smith (Education Honorees): Dallas Cowboys legend and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Emmitt Smith grew up in the housing projects of Pensacola, Florida. Despite his humble beginnings and being told he would never succeed in football, Emmitt faced these challenges head on with determination, chased his dream and now inspires others to do the same, regardless of their circumstances. The first of his family to achieve a college degree, Emmitt along with his wife, Pat, established Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities to help provide resources to underserved youth and to encourage the importance of education.
* Jesse Billauer (Sports Honoree): Well-known California surfer Jesse Billauer experienced a tragic surfing accident that left him paralyzed. Jesse founded Life Rolls On, a subsidiary of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, which is dedicated to improving the quality of life for young people affected by spinal cord injury. The program utilizes action sports as a platform to inspire infinite possibilities despite paralysis.
* Susan Rizzo Vincent (Arts Honoree): Susan Rizzo Vincent established The Andrea Rizzo Foundation in memory of her daughter, who, after surviving childhood cancer, was tragically killed at the age of 24 by a drunk driver. Her dream was to become a dance therapist and give children with cancer and disabilities the gift of dance. Susan founded Drea's Dream, a nonprofit organization that raises funds to provide dance therapy to children with cancer and special education needs.
* Robin Roberts (Health Honoree): As an anchor of ABC's "Good Morning America," Robin Roberts led a very public battle with breast cancer after being diagnosed in June 2007. Roberts' positive outlook has inspired millions of others living with the disease to live and love with an open heart. She has gained recognition from health organizations around the country, including: The Susan G. Komen Foundation; The Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program; and Gilda's Club, a non-profit organization that provides support for cancer patients.

Through the Open Hearts Foundation, Seymour and a prestigious board of directors hope to bring the Open Heart movement into communities worldwide by providing funds to children's charitable organizations. Joining Seymour and Keach in this effort are: Andrew K. Benton, president and chief executive officer, Pepperdine University; George Jones, chairman and chief executive officer, Caravan Entertainment; Richard N. Gold, president, R.N. Gold & Company; Robert D. Trabucco, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Sterling Jewelers Inc.; and James Palmer, owner, Malibu Vineyards.

The Open Hearts Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization which identifies and supports charities whose activities enrich the lives of children in the areas of health, arts, sports and education. To learn more about the Open Hearts Foundation, the honorees and its inaugural celebration, visit www.openheartsfoundation.org.

For more information about the honorees and their established organizations, please visit the organizations' websites:

* Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities: http://smithcharities.wordpress.com/
* Life Rolls On: www.liferollson.org
* Drea's Dream: www.dreasdream.org


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is what Jane posted on her blog about the event!


Open Heart Foundation Event

On Saturday night we had an inaugural Open Heart event at our home. close to 400 people attended and we were sold out. Everyone's generosity was extraordinary and the evening was so memorable. The tables were spectacular. Metal and candle lit crystal trees hung with Open heart ornaments and surrounded by a mix of beautiful fresh flowers as well as permanent botanicals from my new line JaneSeymourBotanicals.com. Mixing both fresh and artificial flowers made for spectacular color and design and everyone fell in love with the combination. The food was delicious and we drank Patron Tequila and our own JS Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. We honored four people for opening their hearts to others. Pat & Emmitt Smith, Robin Roberts, Jesse Billauer and Susan Rizzo Vincent. Cheryl Burke presented to Pat & Emmitt and India.Arie to Robin. India also performed, impromptu, a part of her song that Robin helped write about opening your heart. Susan Rizzo was introduced by me- more to come on her story and how she continues to spread the Open Heart message. Jesse was introduced by Jose Pasillas and spoke so eloquently- moving us all to tears. During his speech the thunderstorm struck and the generator blew out. Fortunately nothing stops Jesse . he continued as our electricians who were also guests of the evening located temporary power. It was very dramatic. The entertainment began with the brilliant William Joseph on piano along with violin and cello. He was followed by our son Johnny's band PT5 Plead The Fifth who performed two songs with his father James playing harmonica. They were great. Then came Lea Maria Cappelli, a new young 16 year old singer who amazed everyone. Katharine McPhee blew us all away with her songs, especially her rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow. She was so sweet and so much fun- we played dress up in my closet before the show. Then came Jakob Dylan and one of the Wallflowers- such extraordinary music. To end the evening William & Katharine performed his Oh America Song and we were brought to tears. Too much to say in one blog. More to come.



I thought that Katharine McPhee's dress looked familiar Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, I was about to post a link to Jane's blog, but you beat me to it, Deb and posted her entry instead. Laughing

And HERE is a lovely interview with her from that night. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HERE is an article about Katharine McPhee. I just thought that it was great that the author went on about her dress. Considering that it was Jane's dress most likely. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found some more PICTURES.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saturday, April 13th (2013) was the third annual Open Hearts Foundation Gala.
HERE are some pictures of the event.
What a darling little granddaughter Jane has!
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