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Annual Oscar Night® DC will benefit the American Red Cross

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The American Red Cross in the National Capital Region will host its Third Annual Oscar Night® DC on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. This event is the only official Academy-sanctioned Washington, D.C. Oscar Night® DC viewing party. This event is one of the major fundraising activities for our Red Cross.

“It’s so important for corporations and individuals to support the vital work that the American Red Cross does for our community. Hopefully, we have created a unique event that is not only a fun way to watch the Oscars, but a wonderful way to give back to the Red Cross,” said Andrea Rodgers who has served on the Host Committee for the past three years.

“American Red Cross in the National Capital Region provides services to our community, which is at a greater risk than perhaps any other region in the country. This event has become a premier opportunity for business leaders to help our local chapter of the American Red Cross create the best prepared, the most responsive and the most engaged community in the nation—before, during and after emergencies of all kinds,” said Joe Carden, Vice President at the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council, who is Chairing Oscar Night® DC this year.

“The programs in our community will be stronger because of the support given to the American Red Cross through Oscar Night® DC. We are thrilled to be part of this spectacular event in 2010,” said Linda Mathes, CEO of the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region.

WHAT: Oscar Night® DC is the only official Academy-sanctioned Washington, D.C. Oscar viewing party, and benefits the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region. This will be a fun-filled evening including Silent Auction, Cocktails, Hors d’ouevres and Buffet.

WHO: Members of Congress, the Corporate Sector, the Philanthropic Community, DC’s Fashionistas and Movie Buffs come together to celebrate the American art of cinema to benefit the American Red Cross

– Emcee for the evening is ABC7/WJLA-TV Reporter, Pamela Brown

– Live Broadcast by ABC7/WJLA-TV Entertainment Reporter, Arch Campbell, who has reported on movies, theatre and entertainment in Washington, D.C. and nationwide since the 1970’s.

HONORARY CONGRESSIONAL HOST COMMITTEE:

Kirk Wiles and Christina Mohr at Oscar Night 2009

Kirk Wiles and Christina Mohr at Oscar Night 2009

Representative Shelley Berkley, Nevada
Representative Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia
Representative Lois Capps, California
Representative Yvette Clarke, New York
Representative Gerry Connolly, Virginia
Representative John Conyers Jr., Michigan
Representative Joseph Crowley, New York
Representative Elijah Cummings, Maryland
Representative Kathleen A. Dahlkemper, Pennsylvania
Representative Diana DeGette, Colorado
Representative Donna F. Edwards, Maryland
Representative Jo Ann Emerson, Missouri
Representative Virginia Foxx, North Carolina
Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Texas
Representative Marcia C. Kaptur, Ohio
Representative Zoe Lofgren, California
Representative Doris Matsui, California
Representative Mike McIntyre, North Carolina
Senator Barbara Mikulski, Maryland
Representative James Moran, Virginia
Senator Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
Representative Sue Myrick, North Carolina
Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton, DC
Representative Laura Richardson, California
Representative Carol Shea-Porter, New Hampshire
Representative Louise Slaughter, New York
Senator Olympia Snowe, Maine
Representative Chris Van Hollen, Maryland

SPONSORS: Pricewaterhouse Coopers,BAE Systems, Homeland Security & Defense Business Council, and National Beer Wholesalers

Matt Lowe and Tara de Nicolas at Oscar Night DC 2009

Matt Lowe and Tara de Nicolas at Oscar Night DC 2009

Association are Walk of Fame sponsors; National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and Telcordia Technologies are Producer sponsors; and 133 Public Affairs and Joseph Allen Images are Friends of the Red Cross. For the third year in a row, DC Magazine is the media sponsor of Oscar Night® DC.

HOSTS:

CHAIR: Joe Carden, Homeland Security & Defense Business Council
Carl G. Becker, Premier Properties;
Dr. Claudia C. Cotca, Washington Institute Dentistry & Toxicology;
Fletcher Gill, Montview Realty Advisors;
Ellen Howe, L-3 Security Detection Systems;
Moe Imjaiharn, DC magazine;
Ryan D. Kaltenbaugh, videoNEXT Network Solutions, Inc.;
Donald H. Kent, Jr, Navigators Global;
Leah Mercado, DTI Associates, Inc. – a Kratos Company;
Kate Michael, K Street Kate, The District Dish;
Andrea Rodgers, AskMissA.com, and Miss A Marketing;
Scott Stephens, Bendure Communications;
Jeff Sural, Alston & Bird, LLP;
Rachel Wanner, Brijot Imaging Systems, Inc.;
Dorinda White, Office of Congresswoman Diane Watson

WHEN: Sunday, March 7, 2010
7:00 p.m. – midnight

WHERE: National Museum of Women in the Arts

Chris Calvin and Andrea Rodgers on the Red Carpet at Oscar Night DC 2008

Chris Calvin and Andrea Rodgers on the Red Carpet at Oscar Night DC 2008

1250 New York Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20005-3970

TICKETS: General Admission – $100
VIP Admission – $175, includes VIP section with premium bar, official 82nd Academy Awards program and swag bag.

Proceeds for the event will benefit the regional American Red Cross. To purchase tickets visit our online registration.

Men, women and children across our community and beyond are helped by the services of the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region. The volunteers and staff of Red Cross, people who are your neighbors, are committed to responding in times of emergency. They work with the men and women of the military and their families, train thousands in lifesaving courses, provide a safe blood supply and educate our neighbors about home and business preparedness in times of disaster. The American Red Cross in the National Capital Region is the premier local resource to empower individuals and mobilize our community to survive the unexpected and save lives. Red Cross is supported by voluntary donations.

For more information about the event including sponsorship and in-kind donation opportunities, please contact Dana Brunson at 703-299-2524. To arrange to cover the event or for other media assistance, contact Andrea Rodgers, 202-422-2692, or email: andrea@socialitemarketing.com. Should you require a contact the evening of the event, please contact Cheryl Kravitz, 301-580-8905, or email:: crk725@aol.com.

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