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Thursday 4 December 2003
San Diego Chargers’ Owner Alex Spanos to Receive Award From the STARBRIGHT Foundation Wednesday December 3, 2:53 pm ET Evening Hosted by Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ — On December 4th, 2003, the STARBRIGHT Foundation will present the Heart of Gold Award to philanthropist Alex Spanos, colorful Fortune 400 company business giant, owner of the San Diego Chargers football team and noted author of "Sharing the Wealth." STARBRIGHT’s annual Gala Dinner will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Mr. Spanos is being honored for his commitment to the wellness of his community and his generosity and selflessness to benefit seriously ill children.
The STARBRIGHT Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that brings together the worlds of technology, pediatric healthcare and entertainment to create and distribute products and programs that positively impact the ways a seriously ill child or teen copes with their illness. STARBRIGHT’s Chairman Emeritus is Steven Spielberg.
The evening will begin with a cocktail hour and demonstration of STARBRIGHT’s media and hi-tech products, including a live videoconference demo with a Kansas City teenager who is homebound because of her illness.
The evening’s celebrity emcee Sarah Michelle Gellar will host the event, which will include a live auction featuring a one-of-a-kind Terminator 3 Humidor designed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Daniel Marshall. A pre-recorded message of congratulations from the Governor will be presented.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the STARBRIGHT Foundation. The population of children and teenagers served by STARBRIGHT includes those with such chronic conditions as cancer, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, asthma, burn injuries, sickle cell disease, and many other illnesses, which have long-term social and emotional impact. STARBRIGHT’s programs are distributed free of charge to seriously ill children and their families, throughout North America.
For more information about the STARBRIGHT Foundation and the Heart of Gold Award, please visit www.starbright.org or call 310.479.1212.