2012 – 2013 Schedule of Events
Join Us Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 for a special event providing direct help to children with Autism
The 7th Annual Denim & Diamonds for Autism is ACT Today!’s annual fundraiser. The red carpet event includes over 500 attendees, silent & live auctions, cocktail reception, seated dinner, and program with celebrity presenters recognizing ACT Today!’s achievements and impact on the autism community in the past year while looking forward to the future.
Calamigos Ranch | 327 S. Latigo Canyon Road | Malibu, CA 90265
About ACT TODAY!
Autism Care and Treatment Today! (ACT Today!) is a national non-profit organization. ACT Today!’s mission is to provide resources and grants to children with autism whose families can not afford or access the necessary tools their children need to reach their highest potential. In the past four years, ACT Today! has helped nearly 1,000 families and has distributed 1 million dollars in grants.
These grants include: behavioral therapy, medical care, assistance for military families with children with autism, assistance dogs, social skills programs, special needs schools, assistive technology, and basic safety equipment. ACT Today! does just what the names implies. Visit ACT Today! at http://www.denimanddiamondsforautism.net/.
By spotlighting the numerous facets of Autism Speaks, the Discoveries of Hope Foundation (through our Hollywood for a Cure Campaign) will assist this charitable organization in raising more funds to continue its mission of heightened public awareness for autism research, education and social support programs. Guests will have the opportunity to mix with influencers, celebrity tastemakers, corporate executives and some of LA’s most influential community leaders. This much anticipated gala event is sure to be one of the most highlighted events of the year. Autism Speaks’ tagline is “It’s time to listen”; answering its call is Hollywood for a Cure, with a response of “Hollywood is listening”. All proceeds from this event will benefit Autism Speaks.
This invitation only event will be hosted by the renowned Beverly Hilton Hotel, with a VIP Blue Carpet kick-off with a surprise host appearance.
Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception with lavish hors d’oeuvres, high-stakes raffle, an inspiring Autism Speaks video presentation and a special guest artist performance. Mingle with tastemakers, influencers and sponsorship brand activations at this opening meet and greet reception on the evening leading up to the main gala on Saturday. This evening is in support of the Autism Speaks Housing and Residential Program.
SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCE:
This star-studded Blue Carpet Gala, held at a sprawling private residence in Beverly Hills, promises to be the highlight of the fall event calendar. Proceeds will benefit the Autism
SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCE:
The weekend wraps up with a Jazz Brunch at the Beverly Hilton Hotels exclusive Restaurant Circa 55 with poolside views, and will be a live simulcast with a special media partner. Guests will enjoy a champagne brunch with internationally inspired epicurean cuisine sure to please the most discriminating taste. A live musical performance and artistic works by children with Autism will be featured in the silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the Autism Speaks Safety Project program.
Presented by Discoveries of Hope benefiting Autism Speaks
Our 2015 Annual Autism Speaks Golf Classic Celebrity Match-Up will be held at our sponsoring hotel The Montage Beverly Hills. The Montage offers the best of both worlds. Sophisticated, inviting and reflective of its glamorous Beverly Hills setting, this urban oasis is set in the midst of a vibrant city. This Invitational only Celebrity and Player match up Sponsors VIP Cocktail Reception (consisting of seasoned Executives, Venture Capitalist, Financiers, Sponsors and Entrepreneurs) has come together for one reason to show their philanthropic support for Autism.
The excitement surrounding the Autism Speaks Annual Golf Classic will reach a feverish pitch as the competitive spirit of golfers rises to secure their celebrity match ups. Celebrities and players will enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and photo-ops. The evening will be an early one though so celebrities and players both can be ready for a fresh shotgun start in the morning at the magnificent Mountain Gate Country Club in Bel Air.
Celebrities, Golfers, Sponsors and Professionals alike will be hitting the greens at the Mountain Gate Country Club located in Bel Air, California for a challenging straight-scramble round of golf. Players will enjoy an exciting, fun-filled day golfing with friends old and new acquaintances, including on-course competitions, premium cigars, sponsored holes, cocktails and unparalleled hole-in-one prizes at one of LA’s most exclusive Country Clubs. Prior to golfers’ shotgun start a continental breakfast will be served at registration, followed by an at-the-turn Mountain Gate Blue Smoke BBQ lunch. On-course team pictures will be taken throughout the day as well as professionally captured on HDV.
Following the match, golfers are invited to a celebrity photo session, cocktail reception featuring an open bar and silent auction. As the reception winds down, the evening will lend way to delighted golfers and their invited guests with an elegant sensational epicurean dinner catered by Celebrity Guest Chef (TBD). A world renowned golf course architect will be guest speaker, and talk about his legendary course designs, complications, his views on golf the future of golf, followed by award presentations and celebrity guest performance.
Proceeds from the Annual Autism Speaks Golf Classic will benefit Autism Speaks Awareness program. Autism Speaks has grown into the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.