Drawing Hope International presents, Masquerade Gala Dinner, An unconventional approach to the serious topic of rape and sexual abuse.
Drawing Hope International founder, David Ilan, shares the Points with Purpose program with Compassion with Fashion.
The event will be held on Sunday, March 18 at The Mark in Los Angeles. The Gala begins with a VIP reception and glamorous Red Carpet, hosted by Basketball Wives’ Jackie Christie. A general reception follows.
The program continues with an extravagant dinner prepared by celebrity chef, Kai Chase. Chef Kai has cooked on The Today Show, Good Morning America and for President Barack Obama at the White House.
Dinner is followed by the main event, a stylish program that includes award presentations and entertainment, as well as both a live and silent auction.
Actress and E! News correspondent, Amy Paffrath will host the event featuring musical performances from Jasmine V, Mary Birdsong, Sultradelix and Michelle Chappel. Presenter, Shantel VanSanten will honor actresses AnnaLynne McCord and Laura Slade Wiggins for their work in the charity’s community. Drawing Hope member, Pranaadhika Sinha will also be honored with the Point of Faith Award.
Drawing Hope celebrity supporters who will be in attendance include: Rakefet Abergel, Meriam Bouarrouj, Laura Linda Bradley, Traci Dinwiddie, Reid Ewing, Chris Massey, Kyle Massey and Barbara Pergament. Rochelle Aytes, Aisha Dee, Garrett Morris and Cress Williams are expected to attend as well.
Drawing Hope strives to unite survivors who are coping with the experience of rape and sexual abuse. Through fundraisers like the Gala and programs including Points With Purpose, Drawing Hope has been working to bring survivors together and push the limits of art, compassion and healing.
Since 2007, Drawing Hope has been creating art with survivors through the Points With Purpose program. Each hand-drawn dot represents one sexual abuse survivor. Together, the dots create an image of a confident, beautiful survivor. A section of the drawing is reserved for supporters to contribute to the artwork.
Tickets are still available for the Gala and can be purchased here, at DrawingHope.org.