2nd Annual Hollywood Rush (2012)
The 2nd Annual Hollywood Rush is a theater event wherein 40 celebrities (5 writers, 5 directors, 30 actors) will come together to write, rehearse and ultimately perform in 10 minute plays before a live audience, all within a the same day!
The whole occasion benefits The Baby Dragon Fund, which fuels essential programs at the LA Gay and Lesbian Center for youth and mental health services as well as crystal meth addiction recovery.
For more info, tickets, or to learn about how to get involved please go to www.hollywoodrush.org.
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24 Hour Hollywood Rush Benefit!
On February 20th 2011, forty of Hollywood’s most talented celebrity writers, directors and actors will come together to create a WILDLY ENTERTAINING night of FLY-BY-THE-SEAT-OF-YOUR-PANTS theater, all to benefit the Baby Dragon Fund.
The work starts the evening before the show. Our group of writers will have 12 hours to compose six 10 minute plays. At 8am on the morning of the event, the scripts will be handed off to an assembly of directors and actors to rehearse all afternoon. After a tech rehearsal and red carpet, the show starts - only 24 hours after the process began!!! It’s going to be a MAD RUSH to showtime… and once we get there, be ready for a HYSTERICAL night of 6 short plats that never even existed the day before… You won’t want to miss this!
VIP ticket holders are invited to celebrate the success of the night along with the show’s celebrity cast, writers and directors at the post-show VIP reception, held at the beautiful historic Wilshire Ebell Clubhouse.
To get your tickets NOW, and for more information on the event, celebrity cast, or ways to donate please visit the site: www.24hourhollywoodrush.org
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The Baby Dragon 180 Ride: Turning Lives Around One Mile At A Time
The Baby Dragon 180 Ride is a fun-filled and fully supported, 2-day, 180-mile roundtrip bike ride along a gorgeous route from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara on October 17-18, 2009. This intimate cycling event will be limited to 100-150 individuals who are eager to ride and committed to raising funds for a great cause.
Each cyclist is responsible for raising a minimum of $1000 to benefit Mental Health Services, Crystal Meth Recovery Services, and programs for LGBT youth at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center.
Never ridden this far before? Don’t worry - we’ll help you every mile! Not only will you feel good about raising critical funds to serve those in need, but you’ll have a blast doing it!
Hunter Allen Trail Dedication & Inaugural Baby Dragon Fund Bike Ride
Join us Saturday April 11, 2009 at the Victory Trailhead in Upper Virgenes Canyon Park, located off Valley Circle and Victory Boulevard for the Hunter Allen Trail Dedication and Inaugural Baby Dragon Fund Bike Ride.
For those doing the bike ride, we will meet at 8:00am, ride out at 8:30am and return to the park for the Hunter Allen Trail dedication and lunch at 12:00pm noon. For those who will be attending the dedication and would like to hike the trail we suggest you arrive at 11:00am to welcome back the riders and join in the festivities. The trail itself is about one mile long and will take approximately 50 minutes to walk.
The Baby Dragon Fund is raising money for addiction services, youth services and mental health programs at the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center. We are also raising funds for the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy which has named a trail in Hunter’s honor for his dedicated and tireless efforts to preserve this land from development and to keep it open for all to enjoy.
We ask that each attendee contribute $30 to be split between these two causes. Checks can be made payable to “Friends of the Center - Baby Dragon Fund.”
Trail at Ahmanson Ranch Named in Hunter Allen’s Memory
On May 12, 2008 the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy voted in favor of a resolution to name a trail at Ahmanson Ranch (the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space) in Hunter Allen’s memory.
Hunter was instrumental in protecting and preserving Ahmanson Ranch. The project was his passion and one of his proudest professional accomplishments. Hunter devoted himself to this cause, working all hours of the day, seven days a week to defeat plans to develop the land. Whether he was speaking at community meetings, busing groups of concerned citizens to the developer’s shareholder meeting in Seattle, or organizing activists in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, Hunter was the driving force and heart behind the successful campaign.
Scores of elected officials and community leaders spoke out in support of naming a trail in Hunter’s memory, including: U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, Congressman Henry Waxman, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, California State Assembly Speaker-Elect Karen Bass, California State Senate Majority Leader Gloria Romero, California State Senator Sheila Kuehl, State Assembly Member Julia Brownley, Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks, Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti, Film Director and Co-Chair of Rally to Save Ahmanson Ranch Rob Reiner, President of IMG Global Media and Co-Chair of Rally to Save Ahmanson Ranch Chris Albrecht, Executive Director of Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust Tsilah Burman, and Campaign Manager of Rally to Save Ahmanson Ranch Chad Griffin.
Letter from U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (PDF)
Letter from Congressman Henry Waxman (PDF)
Letter from Elected Officials and Community Leaders (PDF)
Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF)
A Celebration of Hunter Allen’s Life (11/17/78 - 04/24/08)
On Saturday May 3, Hunter Allen’s friends and family gathered at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery reflecting pool to celebrate Hunter’s life with a touching memorial service and candlelight vigil. If you’ve not done so already, be sure to leave a message on the guest book - Click Here.
Hunter’s friends and family have established The Baby Dragon Fund in his loving memory with a specific goal of advancing the causes for which he cared about so passionately. Funds raised will benefit The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s programs for Crystal Meth Addiction Recovery, Mental Health and Youth Services. Make a Donation Today – Click Here.