On May 9th Ingrid performed for the Joyful Heart Foundation Gala in NYC. Joyful Heart was founded by Mariska Hargitay with the mission to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, and to shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues. The 2013 Gala also included performances by Mary J Blige and appearances by Glenn Close, Debra Messing, Harry Connick Jr. and other celebrity supporters. You can learn more about The Joyful Heart Foundation here!
NEW YORK (April 1, 2013) – On April 4, 2013, at New York’s Pier Sixty at the Chelsea Piers, musical artists and stars will come together to show their support for a very special evening to honor lobbyist Liz Robbins to benefit SeriousFun Children’s Network Founded by Paul Newman. Hosted by Honorary Co-Chairs Harvey Weinstein and Joanne Woodward, the intimate, invite-only event will feature appearances by Jimmy Fallon and performances by world-renowned performing artists Ingrid Michaelson, Suzanne Vega and Stevie Wonder as well as the campers themselves.
Ticket sales from the evening will raise money to support the network of 30 global camps and programs that enrich the lives of children living with serious illnesses.
Over the last two decades, Liz Robbins, a SeriousFun board member, has profoundly impacted the camps and programs of the SeriousFun Children’s Network. Robbins’ involvement with the camps began with the original Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Connecticut where she was involved in the development of the camp and served as a board member for many years. Eventually, she became a leader in the mission to establish a camp in Europe, helping to gain political support from domestic and international politicians and organizations, in collaboration with Newman. She was influential in raising financial support, through these established relationships, to eventually found the first European camp, Barretstown, in Ireland.
About SeriousFun Children’s Network
SeriousFun Children's Network is a growing global community of 30 camps and programs serving children with serious illnesses and their families, always free of charge. Founded by Paul Newman in 1988, SeriousFun has served over 400,000 children and families from more than 50 countries. Each member camp is an independent, not-for-profit organization dependent upon private funding to serve all children at no cost to their families. A Support Center raises funds and provides central standards and services for all SeriousFun camps and programs. To learn more about SeriousFun, visit www.seriousfunnetwork.org.