Rachel will co-host the fifth Annual Freeze HD Event. Other co-host include Jason Ritter, Jamie King and Bryce Dallas Howard. Go to www.HDSA.org/FREEZEHD
for more information and to buy tickets for the event. THR
is reporting the following story:
The ‘Friday Night Lights’ star and his wife Kelsey are being honored as part of this year’s fifth annual Freeze HD event, which raises money and awareness for the fight against Huntington’s disease.
Friday Night Lights star Scott Porter is teaming with his A-list friends and co-stars for a personal cause.
The actor and his wife, Kelsey, are being honored as part of this year’s fifth annual Freeze HD event, which raises money and awareness for the fight against Huntington’s disease.
In support of the couple, Rachel McAdams, Jason Ritter, Jaime King, Bryce Dallas Howard, Simon Helberg and Marianna Palka, along with Scott Porter, have joined the host committee for the gala, with the goal of raising $250,000 for the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. Ritter, King, Howard, Helberg and Palka are all return hosts, having also served on the host committee for last year’s event.
Kelsey Porter was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease in 2014, after learning that her mother Diane also had a genetic disorder.
“We are determined to bring awareness to this disease and offer support to anyone who is affected by Huntington’s,” the couple said in a statement. “We are incredibly grateful to accept this honor from Freeze HD and cannot thank our friends and family enough for lending their voices and their support to this important and personal cause.”
The Freeze HD event, set to be held Sept. 28 at the Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles, will include a live auction, musical performances and more Hollywood guests.
Rachel has shown her support for this year’s Red Nose Day. Last year Rachel was part of NBC’s The Red Nose Special, an annual charity campaign to help end child poverty which was founded by Richard Curtis. Rachel and mr. Curtis worked together on “About Time“. This year Rachel shows her support by wearing a red nose and the annual Red Nose Day t-shirt. This year it’s designed by Victoria Beckham, featuring the Spice Girls. You are able to buy your own nose at Walgreens and head over to Omaze for more information about how to buy the t-shirt. It’s not yet announced if Rachel will also be part of the special airing today, be sure to tune in tonight. Check your local listings for the time.
NBC – Red Nose Day, the national fundraising campaign to end child poverty, will return to NBC with a night of special primetime programming on Thursday, May 24, 2018.
Red Nose Day’s 2017 campaign raised over $35 million. People wanting to get in on the fun for 2018 and hold Red Nose Day fundraisers at school, at work or in their communities can find more information at rednoseday.org.
Red Nose Day was created by Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning writer/director Richard Curtis (“Love Actually,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Notting Hill”) and leverages the power of entertainment to bring the nation together to have fun and make a difference for children in need both here in America and around the world. It has raised over $1 billion globally since its launch in the UK in 1988.
Rachel is among the more than 50 doctors, psychiatrists, actors, directors, academics, lawyers, historians, musicians, business and restaurant owners who signed the open letter calling on city council to push to open 1,000 new beds, by the end of 2018. Signatories include writer Margaret Atwood, actress Sarah Polley and actress Catherine O’Hara. All the signatories can be found over here and you can find the open letter below.
CALL TO OPEN 1000 NEW SHELTER BEDS IN 2018
Dear Mayor Tory and Toronto City Council,
We are writing to you as a group of Torontonians who love our city and want the best for it.
To begin, we would like to thank the Mayor for opening the Moss Park Armoury this winter, and also for his personal support of the introduction of 1000 new permanent shelter beds. We recognize the belated but important actions that have been taken to deal with this crisis thus far. We also recognize the excellent people who are working on the front lines to help people who are homeless.
NBC released a trailer for their the Red Nose Day special earlier today, which features a glimpse of Rachel. We have added the trailer in our video archive. Rachel has joined the special, as we previously reported, will will air tomorrow on NBC. Red Nose Day is an annual charity campaign to help end child poverty. It has not been announced how Rachel will be part of the special but be sure to tune in on Thursday, May 25 (10-11 p.m. ET) or check your local listings for the time! For more information about Red Nose Day, be sure to head over to the official website.
Yesterday the annual Tie One One event in Toronto was held. The annual event is an evening benefiting Homes First, an organization that provides affordable, stable housing and support services to break the cycle of homelessness for people with the fewest housing options. For more information, be sure to head over to their official website: HomeFirst.on.ca. During the event guests were able to bid on donated scarves and ties, including a beautiful scarf donated by Rachel herself. The organizations shared the following photo of Rachel (which seems to be taken recently on-set of “Game Night“)
Rachel is currently still filming “Game Night” in Atlanta. It was recently announced that the movie will be released on February 14, 2018.
Today is a very special day, because Rachel turns 38! Happy Birthday Rachel! We, on behave of the our site and all her fans, would like to wish Rachel a very happy birthday. We hope she will have a good day celebrating with her friends and family. Rachel is not on social media but feel free to write down your birthday message in the comments.
We always try to do something special to celebrate, and this year we would like to put a spotlight on 3 organizations – NRDC, Greenpeace and Investigative Journalism – that Rachel has supported over the years, because we feel like supporting these causes is now more needed than ever. We have an overview of after the jump and we would like everyone to consider making a (small) donation to support the organizations and celebrate Rachel’s birthday!