It was a night of fun, fashion and fundraising at The 4th Annual New Moon Festival event hosted by Emmy Award winning husband and wife team Lisa Lew and Peter Brennan in the Hollywood Hills this past Saturday to benefit The Mulligan Project. Twenty-five percent of the fundraising amount would be given to also help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in the Phliippines.
Each year, Lisa and Peter come together with other TV executive producers as part of The Mulligan Project to assist disabled children in Asia. This year various celebrities joined in the red carpet event including Adrienne Maloof, Ryan Potter, Anna Maria Perez De Tagle, YouTube sensation Joey Diamond, Andy T. Tran, Miss Asia USA 2013 and her court, the cast of Rihanna's "Styled to Rock," Douglas Spain, plus up and coming actor Michael Galante and Daniel Magazine founder Chris Villanueva.
For Anna Maria Perez De Tagle, it was important for her to come out this year knowing that twenty-five percent of proceeds would go to the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines, "A lot of people know that I'm Filipino, so it really is so heartbreaking to know that so many people lost their lives to Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). I urge people to donate."
"Supah Ninjas" cast member Ryan Potter came out to support his big brother James Glover. "My big brother James is the president of this organization and has been doing amazing work for three to four years now. For him, it hits close to home since he's Vietnamese."
The Maloof family is known for giving back to the community. Adrienne Maloof sponsored the event with her new vodka, Zing Vodka. "Obviously, what's happening with the Philippines right now is that we can only hope that we are all in this together and Zing is very important to my family and my family has been giving back for over 150 years which comes natural to us."
For fashion designer Joey Galon, he's been used to attending for the last three years but this year he invited to be part of the program highlighting his Asian inspired fashion line.. It was also more personal to him as his father was directly affected by Typhoon Haiyan. "Most importantly, it's for a great cause to support Central Vietnam's disabled orphans. Also proceeds will go to disaster relief in the Philippines. The island that my dad is from was hit by an earthquake and now decimated by the typhoon."
For more information on The Mulligan Project and their future events visit www.themulliganproject.org Watch the full interviews of the event from this writer's affiliate Pacific Rim Video at youtube.com/pacificrimvideopress