October 2015

Celebrities, Music, Games and More at A Time for Heroes 2015!

Created by:

Johanna Harvey, EGPAF



On Sunday, October 25, 2015, celebrities including Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Melissa Joan Hart, Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott, Hannah Simone, James Van Der Beek, Alyson Hannigan, and many more joined EGPAF to celebrate its 26th annual ‘A Time for Heroes’ family festival. Since 1989, A Time for Heroes has raised more than $35 million to support EGPAF’s mission to end AIDS in children.

“This event is about more than celebrating how far we’ve come in the effort to end AIDS in children,” said Chip Lyons, EGPAF president and CEO at Sunday’s event. “It is about bringing hope to the millions of children and families around the world who continue to be affected by this devastating virus.”

This year’s event took place at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, CA. Guests enjoyed a variety of fun activities, including the Nickelodeon Animation Station, King of Harts Lake Tahoe camping experience, Cinema Makeup School play station, science room exploration station, gift bag screen-printing, basketball, virtual surfing and more.

International music sensations Nico & Vinz performed their smash hit “Am I Wrong” along with other chart toppers that captivated and entertained A Time for Heroes attendees.

Guests also indulged in a selection of food offerings from top L.A. eateries in this year’s “Restaurant Row,” featuring a black chickpea salad by SAMBAR, Pink’s Hot Dogs, beverages by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, pumpkin ravioli by Drago Centro & Dolce Forno Bakery, tandoori chicken satay and French fry bar by Made by Meg Catering, fruit salad by Melissa’s Produce, ONEHOPE Wine, pork sandwiches by Superba Food & Bread, and pizzas from The Urban Oven.

The festival hit a high note when a surprise birthday cake was brought out for Jake Glaser, son of Elizabeth Glaser, who turned 31 years old on Oct. 25.  As an EGPAF ambassador, Jake carries on his mother’s legacy of raising awareness about pediatric HIV.

“I am committed to working with global partners and advocates to create an AIDS-free generation,” said Jake. “Thanks to the power of digital media, we truly can go where no generation has gone before—we can use our voices to activate a global community to end one of the greatest challenges mankind has ever faced.”

Every day 600 babies become newly infected with HIV. EGPAF is committed to getting that number to zero through its lifesaving work to treat and prevent pediatric HIV around the world.

Other celebrities who showed their support at A Time for Heroes included:

Eva Amurri Martino
Ariel Winter
Nolan Gould
Tony Hale
Simon Helberg
Sabrina Carpenter
Garcelle Beauvais
Danica McKellar
Jaime Pressly
Gilles Marini
Robbie Amell
Italia Ricci
Lauren Taylor
Chris Jericho
Justin Baldoni
Lisa Rinna & Harry Hamlin
Heather & Terry Dubrow
Lydia Hearst

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