The RIDE Foundation’s third annual gala, “Dance to End Hunger,” which this year benefits the Share Our Strength organization’s No Kid Hungry campaign and its fight to end childhood hunger in the US, will honor soap stars Eileen Davidson (“Days of our Lives,” “The Young and the Restless”) and Cameron Mathison (“All My Children,” “General Hospital”) on Saturday, June 18. Davidson will be receiving the Artistic Integrity Award while Mathison will be receiving the Vanguard Award. Each award is given to individuals in the public eye, who use their platform to make a change.
RIDE (Robyn & Italo Dance Events) was formed in 2016 by Pro-Am ballroom dance partners Robyn Shreiber and Italo Elgueta, and was created to be a one-of-a-kind dance event for difference-making charities, encompassing humane and ecological causes and featuring the talents of compassionate stars of the dance world.
This year’s event will be held at the City Market Social House in Downtown Los Angeles and will be hosted by Kate Flannery (“The Office”). “Dancing with the Stars” performers Pasha Pashkov and Daniella Karagach, and “World of Dance” partners Karen & Ricardo will headline the live dance portion.
“We are thrilled to designate No Kid Hungry as the beneficiary of our annual gala event,” said Robyn and Italo in a joint statement. “We have learned so much from the team about food insecurity in the US, and the children and families who benefit from their programs. We have seen firsthand their impact on our community through their school breakfast program, which is one of many ways they act and advocate to end child hunger.” They added, “Unfortunately, the pandemic has exacerbated this crisis and now more than ever, we must support the campaign’s work.”
“[One] in 6 kids in the United States, or about 12 million children, face hunger,” stated Christina Donatelli Stodder, California Director of Development for Share Our Strength. “We are grateful for partners like RIDE who understand the importance of ensuring all children have access to three healthy meals a day.”
Dance to End Hunger is being produced by Tony Award-winning producer Scott H. Mauro of Scott Mauro Entertainment, Inc. Tickets to the gala can be purchased online at www.RIDEvents.org.
For more information, visit www.ridevents.org.