29 jul. 2011

The Starlite Gala returns, the most important charity gala in Spain

Almost 500 attendees, more than 40 celebrities and 300 journalists, was what made the I Edition of the Starlite Gala an important event in our country. The Starlite Gala is an international platform which unites the world of Business, Celebrities and Phylanthropy hosted by Antonio Banderas and Eva Longoria. A project founded by Sandra García-Sanjuán and María Bravo whose objective is to raise funds to improve the quality of life for communities, families, and children in need. 
The I Edition of the Starlite Gala which took place in 2010 had a media repercussion far more than was expected, with over 190 accredited media and an audience of over 57m in Spain.  Media coverage converted into figures means 376 headlines with an economic value with more than €8m  from what was published during the month of August.  The valuation of international coverage exceeded 90m from published articles in the international press in the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Russia, Malaysia, Canada, Brazil and Middle East. 
The Gala was a resounding success which, by far, exceeded our objectives and all money raised was destined to the three charities and the following projects were materialized:
Carlos Alberto Madrazo school was built by Niños en Alegria Foundation, in  Acapulco. The school was inaugurated at the end of 2010 with 258 children.  Kindergarden Tierra y Libertad is also being built for 100 children in Pie de la Cuesta development, one of the most affected areas of Guerrero (Acapulco). 
Eva Longoria's Foundation, The Eva Longoria Fund, financed 60 social integration programs for poor children and adolescents with problems of development. 
Antonio Bandera's Foundation, Lagrimas y Favores, created 30 scholarships through the University of Malaga. The Foundation also channelled social aid through Caritas and financed treatment programs for the terminally ill of cancer through the Cudeca Foundation.

For this reason the II Edition of the Starlite Gala is being repeated this year on 6th August with a lot more effort, enthusiasm and objectives together with Eva Longoria and Antonio Banderas.

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