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Rewind to February 26th when we were at the 2016 Unite4: Humanity event. We look forward to this event every single year and, even more exciting, is that we are one of the proud sponsors of this special ceremony, alongside Variety!
This year, 5 new faces were honored for their charitable work with organizations that are dedicated to making a difference: Olivia Wilde, Matthew McConaughey, Gina Rodriguez, and power couple Lauren Miller and Seth Rogan.
Olivia Wilde was recognized for her work with Save the Children, which strives to transform children’s lives from the very beginning. Similarly, Matthew McConaughey was honored for his own foundation, Just Keep Livin, which he started with his wife Camila to empower high school students in need.
Gina Rodriguez was awarded for her work with The We Will Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides financial support to those who need it most. Also, Lauren Miller and Seth Rogan were recognized for Hilarity for Charity, which aims to use comedy to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease.
It was such an honor to see these celebrities celebrated for using their voices to change the world.
But even more inspiring was one brave little boy who we awarded our 2016 Saint Vintage Love Cures Award. Dorian Murray (#DStrong) is known around the world for wanting to be famous and using his journey with childhood cancer to raise awareness for the disease! Dorian couldn’t be there in person during the event, so all of the celebrities signed a board in his honor – some even had the opportunity to Skype with Dorian!
It is with a broken heart that we share the news that Dorian passed away a few days after the event. We are so glad that we had the opportunity to honor him and celebrate his life, showing him how much of an impact he made in the world!