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US Weekly: Time to Give Back

Wendy Williams and husband Kevin Hunter attended The Hunter Foundation’s inaugural “Wendy Williams Hunter Birthday Give Back Gala” at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City where they, alongside Snackpop.com CEO Frank Florio, unveiled a new partnership with Snackpop.com, the parent brand of Cookie Pop and Candy Pop, which will be donating a portion of the proceeds from every bag sold globally.

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Sheen: Wendy Williams Celebrates Her Birthday By Giving Back

Over the weekend, Wendy Williams celebrated her birthday and it was an event to remember! The Wendy Williams Show host unveiled her ‘Be Here‘ campaign which was created to combat drug addiction by throwing an evening event at Manhattan’s Hammerstein Ballroom.

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Wendy Williams and The Hunter Foundation Launch “BE HERE” Campaign

WENDY WILLIAMS AND THE HUNTER FOUNDATION LAUNCH ‘BE HERE’ NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO COMBAT THE DRUG ADDICTION AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE CRISIS

GOAL TO RAISE $10 MILLION OVER 5 YEARS

FOUNDATION TO CREATE YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM,

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS, AMBASSADOR RECRUITMENT, EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS TO RAISE AWARENESS AMONG AT-RISK YOUTH AND PARTNER WITH A UNIVERSITY LABORATORY TO LAUNCH CLINICAL STUDY ON K2 (SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA)


For more information about the Be Here campaign, visit: www.behere.org

  • JULY 19, 2018 (New York, New York) – As announced this morning on The Wendy Williams Show, Daytime EMMY® Award-nominated television host, New York Times best-selling author and philanthropist Wendy Williams, in conjunction with The Hunter Foundation (thehunter-foundation.org) are launching Be Here (www.behere.org), a call-to-action campaign that will aim to change the face of addiction to one of hope, community, education and engagement.

Overcoming her own struggle with substance abuse, and facing the crisis when it hit close to home, Wendy Williams Hunter, with her family-founded charitable organization The Hunter Foundation, want to face the addiction and substance abuse crisis head on, launching Be Here to help provide those in need with the support to conquer their dependency of substances, including opioid drugs and K2 (Synthetic Cannabinoids), which has reached epidemic levels in cities across the country.

“Addiction is a scary thing to go through. I have seen it up-close, that’s what makes this issue personal to me. As a mother, wife, daughter and friend, I cannot stand by and do nothing while there are real people trying to overcome struggles,” said Wendy Williams Hunter

She adds, “This is a battle that can be won – if we do it together. Which is why I’m asking for you to join me in the Be Here movement and help save lives so the people who need us most know we will be here for them. Because we want to make sure they are here for all of life’s precious moments.”

With over 20 million Americans over the age of 12 suffering from addiction, more than 45 million Americans are affected by addiction in some way. The Hunter Foundation created the Be Here campaign in an effort to create systemic change in the fight against this epidemic. The goal is to support the treatment and recovery of those facing drug addiction, work towards creating lasting solutions through legislation and support innovative treatment solutions. Additionally, the Foundation will aim to create a Youth Leader Program which will include mentorship and counseling, after school and weekend activities for at-risk youth, as well as an education program on the effects of K2 and opioid drugs.  Funds will also be used to partner with a university laboratory to conduct a clinical research study to examine the ingredients of K2 and its effects on the brain and body.

As the campaign is titled Be Here, it encourages those with loved ones suffering from addiction and substance abuse to be here for the people who need us, be here for the moments, be here for the graduations, the first steps, the recitals, the laughs, the journeys and more. We want those who are struggling to know that we are here for them and want them to be here with us.

William’s and the The Hunter Foundation unveiled the Be Here campaign at the inaugural Wendy Williams Hunter Birthday Give Back Gala on July 18 at Hammerstein Ballroom. The evening was hosted by TV personality and actress Torrei Hart, with performances by Johnny Gill and Keri Hilson, with a special honoring of the late Natalie Cole with “The Extraordinary Figure Award.”

Bridge Philanthropic Consulting, the nation’s largest minority-owned full-service fundraising firm is the lead fundraising counsel for The Hunter Foundation and the creative marketing and direction for the Be Here campaign is led by We Have Stories Inc.

For more information about Be Here. and The Hunter Foundation,  please visit:

www.behere.org

www.thehunter-foundation.org

Resident: WENDY WILLIAMS HUNTER FOUNDATION GALA POST RELEASE

The evening was hosted by actress and television personality Torrei Hart, and include performances from R&B singers Johnny Gill and Keri Hilson. The Foundation also honored ten-time Grammy Award-winning R&B legend Chaka Khan with “The Survivor Award” for her resilience in overcoming addiction.

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Sheen: Wendy Williams Launches Her Inaugural Gala to Benefit Victims of Drug Addiction and Substance Abuse

Wendy Williams has found a way to give back to those in need.

The Wendy Williams Show host has partnered her family’s charity, The Hunter Foundation with Facing Addiction with NCAAS to present Wendy Willams Hunter Birthday Give Back Gala on her upcoming birthday of July 18th! It will take place at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

The launch will honor R&B legend, Chaka Khan with “The Survivor Award” for overcoming drug addiction and alcoholism.

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The Hunter Foundation Give Back Gala – Release

WENDY WILLIAMS AND THE HUNTER FOUNDATION TO PRESENT “THE WENDY WILLIAMS HUNTER BIRTHDAY GIVE BACK” FUNDRAISING GALA TO BENEFIT VICTIMS OF DRUG ADDICTION AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

HOSTED BY ACTRESS AND TV PERSONALITY TORREI HART, PERFORMANCES BY JOHNNY GILL AND KERI HILSON, HONORING CHAKA KHAN

TO BE HELD AT HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM IN NEW YORK CITY ON JULY 18, 2018


For more information about the Give Back Gala and The Hunter Foundation, visit: www.thehunter-foundation.org

  • July 5, 2018 (New York, New York) – Daytime EMMY® Award-nominated television host of The Wendy Williams Show, New York Times best-selling author and philanthropist Wendy Williams, along with her family-founded charitable organization The Hunter Foundation, in partnership with Facing Addiction with NCADD will present the inaugural “Wendy Williams Hunter Birthday Give Back Gala” at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on July 18, 2018. Funds raised at the gala will benefit victims of drug addiction and substance abuse.

“I wanted to use the biggest day of the year (my birthday) to encourage family and friends to give to this cause which will in turn help those in need. Instead of giving me gifts, I am encouraging everyone to donate,” says Wendy Williams Hunter.

She adds, “I have seen addiction up-close. As a mother, wife, daughter and friend, I cannot stand by and do nothing while there are people struggling to overcome substance abuse. Life is too short and we need to come together to help others.”

  • The fundraising benefit will be hosted by actress, producer and television personality Torrei Hart and will feature performances by GRAMMY® Award-nominated and Soul Train® Music Award-winning R&B singer-songwriter Johnny Gill, GRAMMY® Award-nominated and Soul Train® Music Award-winning R&B singer-songwriter Keri Hilson and R&B artist PM.
  • Ten-time GRAMMY® Award-winning R&B legend Chaka Khan will be honored with “The Survivor Award” for her resilience in overcoming drug addiction and alcoholism, and through her work with her namesake organization The Chaka Khan Foundation, she has aimed to educate, inspire and empower at-risk children in the community to achieve their full potential.

Contributing partners for the inaugural Gala include Debmar-Mercury, Urban Movie Channel, Viacom and Cookie Pop.

For more information about The Wendy Williams Hunter Birthday Give Back Gala, The Hunter Foundation and Facing Addiction with NCADD, please visit:

www.thehunter-foundation.org

www.facingaddiction.com