Tuesday, April 10, 2007

USA Today Recognizes Hollywood Heros

MCLEAN, Va. — Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Geena Davis will be honored May 1 as the recipient of the second annual USA TODAY Hollywood Hero Award. The award recognizes her outstanding contributions as a long-time advocate for women and girls, and founder of the See Jane project.

See Jane is a program of Dads & Daughters, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to making the world safe and fair for our daughters. The program works to increase gender balance and reduce gender stereotypes in entertainment media made for children 11 and under.

Davis and See Jane will be feted at an award gala on the evening of May 1 at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Scheduled guests include: Adam Arkin, Polly Bergen, Zina Bethune, Crystal Allene Cook, Peter Coyote, Melanie Griffith, Natasha Henstridge, Allison Janney, Kathy Najimy, Mimi Rogers, Helen Slater, Dr. Stacy Smith, and CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler.

The USA TODAY Hollywood Hero Award is presented annually to an entertainment personality who has made remarkable contributions of time and energy with a non-profit organization, and has truly enriched the quality of life for others. The USA TODAY Hollywood Hero Award recipient is unique in that his or her efforts extend far beyond a charitable contribution or simply lending one's celebrity to enhance a cause or concern.

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