Young celebrity ghosts, goblins and superheroes joined music sensation Tori Kelly, "Shake It Up!" star Zendaya and former "X Factor" contestant Rachel Crow this weekend to show their support for the Keep A Child Alive organization's 20th Annual Dream Halloween event.
The youthful Zendaya walked the red carpet as her favorite artist, Aaliyah. Sporting the signature Tommy Hilfiger jeans and shirt, Zendaya told this writer's affiliate Front Row Features Wire correspondent Chris Trondsen why she decided to dress up as Aaliyah, "A fan of mine gave me the idea. That was genius. So I hit up my stylist up and he was all over it."
Recently featured on the "Ellen" show, Tori Kelly has been making a name for herself on YouTube but now has the overall spotlight from the nation. Being part of the Scooter Braun roster which includes Justin Bieber, has been blessing for Tori Kelly. Kelly was excited to be a part of this prestigious event as she serenaded the attendees with her current music offering.
Also walking the carpet in Halloween costumes was the cast of the new TV show "Girl Meets World," a continuation of the classic show "Boy Meets World." Lead cast member Rowan Blachard who plays Topanga (Danielle Fishel) and Cory's (Ben Savage) daughter said she was honored to be a part of the sequel to an iconic show. Joining her on the carpet were cast members Sabrina Carpenter, August Maturo and Peyton Meyer.
Other notable teen celebrities gracing the Dream Halloween event included IM5 (music act), Ryan Beatty (music artist), Xolo Mariduena (“Parenthood”) , Fabrizio Guido (“Welcome to the Family”) and Dylan Riley Syder (“Kickin’ It”).
The annual event helps raise funds for various HIV/AIDS related organization that supports children and families affected by the virus/disease worldwide.
Founded in 2003 by long-time AIDS activist Leigh Blake and co-founded by 14-time Grammy® Award winner Alicia Keys, the organization spotlights global awareness about the need for HIV treatment in sub-Saharan Africa, and help with funds for community-based organizations to provide free, life-saving treatment to keep children living with HIV.
During this year's event KCA honored HIV/AIDS activist Cristina Jade Peña with the charity’s inaugural Joe Cristina Humanitarian Award.
For more information on Keep A Child Alive visit www.keepachildalive.org