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The MAAW Big Benefit Concert Event, December 1st
Smooth Sounds Multi Media Studio
Van Nuys, CA
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The MAAW Big Benefit Concert Event, December 1st
MAAW = Male Abuse Awareness Week, December 1-8.
Cause: To fight child abuse and its crippling effects in young males.

Links and info on the show lineup can be found at http://help4guys.org/.

BANDS (*Headliners)
6:30PM    Jill Avilez ~ Funk
7:00PM    Prodigy Salsa Dance Company
7:15PM    Comedian Grace Fraga & Denise Cook Spoken Word
8:00PM    DREAD DAZE w/ guest app. by ALEX MARLEY*~ Reggae  
9:00PM    Vim Furor ~ Rock in Espanol
9:30PM    Raiz Brazil Samba Dancers
10:00PM   LA VELVET* ~ Rock (with Espanol)  

ON THE OUTSIDE LOT
A Hip Hop Street Team Appearance by 93.5FM KDAY L.A. 6-8pm
Food and drinks with "Slap Yo Mama Truck" and other great gourmet food trucks rolling up. No alcohol. 6-10pm

CELEBRITY APPREARENCES and Photo Ops for Donors, for the following donations;  
Runway Magazine Models $15
Alex Marley $75
Dread Daze, LA Velvet or Actress/Singer Jennie Oh $25
Time allotted for photos is limited.  First come, first served.

MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Comedian Billy Batz

SPEAKERS
Barbara Ochoa aka Petra Luna ~ Founder
Judy Issac ~ with Children Are Our Future
Bill Murray ~ Ntl Assoc. of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
Martha Flores ~ Spokesmodel & Motivational Speaker

SPONSORS (to date)
Runway Magazine
TRN TV
99.3 KCLA Ultimate Underground
91.1 KLEB Live
Guytalkradio.com
90.7 KPFK Los Angeles
Pizazz by O Planning
Success Center Hypnotherapy
Pro Security Inc.
Children Are Our Future
Get Legal Magazine
Miss California Ethnic World Pageant Inc.
Goodwill Southern California

RAFFLES Organized by Martha Flores
A 50/50 raffle and a second raffle with great prizes TBA

The P. Luna Foundation helps young male victims of child abuse by hosting an amazing awareness campaign each year called Male Abuse Awareness Week, Dec 1-8.  In honor of our campaign's 5th year, we are holding one of the first major events of its kind in Southern California on December 1, 2012.  This gathering is meant to encourage and support these special victims of child abuse into breaking their silence about past abuse, and getting the help they so desperately need in order to have happier, healthier futures, families and communities.

What are the funds for?  Like the pink ribbon campaign to fight breast cancer, we need to get our own message out to encourage young males who were victims of child abuse to get into treatment.  We do this through advertising and promotion.  Unfortunately, media and news outlets, in most cases, no longer air nonprofits' Public Service Announcements for free or accept unsolicited press releases. The development of our own recognizable, cause, logo and brand is also essential for the success of this campaign.  In addition, we wish to create jobs by hiring two part-time college graduates, one to work in our office doing marketing and online outreach and another as a grant writer.  The grants we will write will fund even more outreach.  The more boys and men we reach the more their silence will be broken.

The P. Luna Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 California Nonprofit Organization and member of the Encino, California Chamber of Commerce.

Links and info on the show lineup can be found at http://help4guys.org/.

LOCATION: Smooth Sounds Multi Media Studio, 6828 Valjean Ave. Van Nuys, CA 91406
DIRECTIONS: from the 405 head west on Vanowen.  Take a right on Valjean Ave. between Woodley and Hayvenhurst.  The venue will be on the right.
PARKING: Some lots nearby will be donated and plenty of street parking is available (valet parking TBA.)

No refunds.  This is mostly a standing area concert.  Limited chairs and tables are available.  Most entertainment is contracted.  Some entertainers/companies are donating time and are not guaranteed to attend.  If you purchase a ticket and do not attend, your ticket sale will be considered a donation.  If you cannot attend this event and wish to donate, you can do that here as well.  All donations are tax deductible.  

If you have any questions or need further information regarding this event please contact Barbara at theplunashow@aol.com.

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Location

Smooth Sounds Multi Media Studio
6828 Valjean Ave.
Van Nuys, CA 91406
United States


Categories

Arts > Dance
Arts > Fashion
Comedy > Stand Up
Food > Other
Music > Festivals
Music > Hip-Hop and Rap
Music > Reggae
Music > Rock
Other > Fundraisers

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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