Update: The Stars Came Out to Celebrate GAIN’s "Brighter Futures"Soiree Honoring Actors Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker For Their Fight Against Childhood Malnutrition

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Beverly Hills, CA, June 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a release issued earlier today Ertharin Cousin's name was missing from the Honorees list. Please refer to this release for the corrected copy. Thursday June 7, GAIN hosted a star-studded soiree at a private house in Beverly Hills, where the honored husband and wife actors and philanthropists, Boris Kodjoe (of the CBS series ) and Nicole Ari Parker (Fox’s ) for their continued fight against childhood malnutrition. Also honored was the Former Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme Ertharin Cousin. GAIN’s Red-Carpet Charity Soiree called was a festive night of philanthropy, education on GAIN’s mission to end world malnutrition and musical performances by Grammy winner Thelma Houston, Paul Sorvino, The Voice winner Alisan Porter and DJ Laszlo. Michael Yo hosted the evening with actress Holly Robinson Peete presenting. In addition to the honorees and performers, celebrity attendees lending support included Taylor Cole (Salvation), Stephen Kramer Glickman (Storks), Patrick Gallagher (SAG Award winner), Alice Amter (Big Bang Theory), Aparna Brielle (A.P. Bio), Allisyn Ashley Arm (A.P. Bio), Alex Menses (Jane The Virgin), Ellen Hollman (NCIS: New Orleans), Felix Solis (10 Days In The Valley), Haley Pullos (General Hospital), Duane Henry (NCIS), Ken Davitian (Ray Donovan), Jay Abdo (1Born), Ava Cantrell (Young Sheldon) and many more. GAIN’s Honorary Committee includes Susan Sarandon, Viola Davis, Anthony Anderson, Paul and Dee Dee Sorvino, Doc Rivers and Wes Studi. 

According to the Global Nutrition Report, about 88% of countries suffer from two or three forms of malnutrition.

Every day, 815 million people are going to bed hungry, up from 777 million in 2015. 1 in 3 people lack key micronutrients, like iron and vitamin A, needed to grow properly, live active lives, and raise a healthy family. At the same time, 2 billion adults are overweight or obese and 41 million children are overweight.

Malnutrition undermines billions of people’s health and leaves 155 million children stunted every year.

Rapid population growth and climate change pose new challenges to a food system that doesn’t work well for everyone. We believe the food system can be fixed by a collective global effort.

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) was launched at the UN in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Working with partners, GAIN aims at making healthier food choices more affordable, more available, and more desirable.

Additional Partners of GAIN’s Charity Soiree include: GBK Productions, Luxe Nouveau and Chris Isaacson Presents (CIP)


Tad Hamilton
Mosaic Public Relations

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