Raising awareness of a pervasive global problem while raising hopes for a safer world, the fifth annual Adopt-A-Minefield® gala took place last night, November 15th, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. A leader in addressing the worldwide landmine crisis, the organization raised approximately $2 million through the evening’s ticket sales and auction items, plus an additional $1 million dollars generously donated by Gibson Guitars. Adopt-A-Minefield hopes to raise more through an online auction that kicked off last night and will run through November 29.
The Adopt-A-Minefield event also launched its second annual online auction, which will run through November 29 at www.CharityFolks.com Music lovers can bid on instruments autographed by the likes of Sting, Phil Collins, James Taylor, John Mayer and Tom Petty; the chance to play golf with Alice Cooper at his private course in Scottsdale, to visit the set of the TV show Reba or to enjoy VIP tickets to shows by Duran Duran, Joss Stone and Cyndi Lauper. Not to mention first-class vacations to London, Hawaii, the Caribbean and other destinations, as well as boxing gloves personalized to the winner by pugilist legend Muhammad Ali.