Amid glamor of Cannes, guests bid up to $255,656 at Sean Penn-inspired Haiti fundraiser May19

Amid glamor of Cannes, guests bid up to $255,656 a...

Guests at Cannes have bid up to €200,000 ($255,656) at a Haiti fundraiser for items including a Bono-autographed guitar as the film festival’s glitzy, global spotlight turned to charity. It was the first time the French Riviera festival has attracted attention for a cause not connected with a movie. Actor Sean Penn, director Paul Haggis and model Petra Nemcova brought their individual charities together for a black-tie dinner Friday evening to benefit their organizations and renew attention to the Caribbean country. Designer Giorgio Armani co-hosted the gala.

Cannes Film Festival goes mad for Haiti May18

Cannes Film Festival goes mad for Haiti

Henri Behar has been a staple at the Cannes Film Festival, serving as the longtime news conference moderator each year. He has seen it all. But even Behar seemed surprised with Friday’s news conference featuring Sean Penn, director Paul Haggis and supermodel Petra Nemcova. The news conference was not about a movie. It surrounded a Hollywood-type fundraiser for earthquake-torn Haiti, with Penn leading the way.

Sean Penn Holds Haiti Fundraiser At Cannes Film Festival May18

Sean Penn Holds Haiti Fundraiser At Cannes Film Fe...

Sean Penn tried to turn the conversation at the Cannes Film Festival to Haiti, hosting a fundraiser for the earthquake-ravaged and poverty-stricken country. It was the first time the festival has used its glitzy, global spotlight to attract attention for a cause not connected with a movie. Penn, director Paul Haggis and model Petra Nemcova brought their individual charities together for a black-tie dinner Friday evening to benefit their organizations and renew attention to the Caribbean country. Designer Giorgio Armani co-hosted the gala.

WORLD VACCINATION CAMPAIGN | Everyone Needs Coverage May08

WORLD VACCINATION CAMPAIGN | Everyone Needs Covera...

In a world where access to health care is limited to a few, J/P HRO Medical Program recently concluded a 10 day Vaccination Campaign held at both of our clinics, JP1 and JP2, providing free vaccines to the Delmas community. Two months after launching a vaccination program in both facilities to complement our current medical care services, the Ministry of Health in Haiti, Ministère de la Santè Publiqueet de la Population (MSPP), selected J/P HRO’s Medical Program as one of the facilities to open the Worldwide Vaccination Campaign for the year 2012. On a rainy morning, Keziah, a communications team member, and I visited JP1 to speak...

Cannes Film Festival to Host Massive All Star Haiti Fundraiser with Sean Penn May03

Cannes Film Festival to Host Massive All Star Hait...

The Cannes Film Festival just announced something very unusual: they’re hosting a massive all -star fundraiser for Haiti this year. The festival does not host this sort of thing, but they’re doing it for Sean Penn’s J/P HRO Fund and combining with Paul Haggis’s Artists for Peace and Justice and Petra Nemcova’s Happy Hearts.