- Dec. 11, 2018
-- Last year marked the first annual Vision 2020 Benefit Ball from the organization The Rescue Project, a subsidiary of HAVEN HANDS Inc, where they staged a must see gala to raise money for their 'Vision 2020' campaign. This project, which is well on its way to raising over $20 million by the year 2020, helps locations in desperate need of clean drinking water and proper eye healthcare all over the world. Following the breakout success of the first annual event, The Rescue Project is staging another Benefit Ball on December 12th, 2018 in New York City, hosted by Mistress of Ceremony actress/musician Kreesha Turner with a lineup of performers including the Musical Duo Frances Rose and Violinist Sooyeon Jun, Thai-American fashion designer Thunyatorn, and music by Millie Bass and DJ Jaiye.
After the success of the first ball in 2017, The Rescue Project is slated for another fundraiser while raising awareness of the basic life necessities. The Vision 2020 Campaign is set to raise $20M by the year 2020, with all proceeds going to aid over 200 million individuals in need all over the world. The main goals of the Vision 2020 Campaign are to provide clean water and sanitation in developing areas, while also ensuring healthy eyesight and basic eye care becoming the standard all across the world as well as training and supplying medical personnel and supplies. The campaign joins the fight for clean water by creating awareness while building and installing wells, filtration systems, irrigation systems, latrines in the selected areas that need it most across the globe. The Vision 2020 Campaign is already well underway in revolutionizing something the rest of the world takes for granted; clean water, proper sanitation and basic eye care, all things that most developing countries are desperately in need of.
Kreesha Turner, born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to a Canadian Father and a Jamaican mother, has traveled all over the globe and witnessed exactly what Vision 2020 is working to change. First rising to Platinum-selling prominence after signing a record deal with Capitol Music Group and EMI Music Canada, Kreesha released two albums in the R&B and Reggae genres since 2008, which have charted in Canada, and has also released several successful singles that have charted around the world. Kreesha recently retired from the music industry to focus on her acting and taking her career to new never-imagined heights.
Frances Rose is composed of a sister-duo, made up of Sarah Frances Cagianese and Michelle Rose Cagianese, who have been making music their entire lives. Based out of New York City and originating from the Dutchess County area of Upstate New York, the electro-pop group has brought their unique sound that updates pop and R&B sounds from the '80s and '90s from New York to France to West Africa. Besides garnering accolades such as Best Emerging Artist from Deli Magazine, the group also has a philanthropic heart, making the Vision 2020 Benefit Ball a perfect match. Sarah has worked closely with the African Studies Center at BU, Children of Bellevue Hospital, She Runs It Non-Profit, Amnesty International, Make A Wish Foundation, and Toys For Tots in addition to being an active UNICEF member, and The Vision 2020 Benefit Ball fits perfectly in that line.
Sooyeon Jun was born in Busan, South Korea. She started her music career at the age of six playing piano. In the following years, she found her new passion in violin and was professionally trained as a violinist at Busan High school of Arts and the Sookmyong Women's University in Seoul. She studied with Prof. Ulf Schneider in Germany and with Prof. Helfried Fister in Austria at Kärntner Musik Konservatorium. Ms.Jun received master degree in music performance in Austria.Ms.Jun was the winner of Goshin University competition in Korea.
THE RESCUE PROJECT is a non-profit organization aimed at providing clean water and sanitation for those in need. With a genuine passion for protecting the health and well-being of those deprived of necessities throughout the world, The Rescue Project uses its pillars of altruism and dedication to increase the supply of safe water and ensure healthy eyesight by the year 2020. The Rescue Project believes that increasing access to such a simple element of life, water, can change the lives of millions. The organization, backed by and named after Resk 'Que, is targeted towards Sub-Saharan African countries, but upholds an objective to advocate for healthy drinking water in Asia, East Europe, Latin America, and everywhere else that clean drinking water is scarce.
HAVEN HANDS is the umbrella organization of THE RESCUE PROJECT, a humanitarian organization, 501(c)3 pending, that provides resources and assistance during the times of need during times of natural disaster and tragedies to people affected, especially to children. HAVEN HANDS' priorities are on children who are disabled, sick and left orphaned around the world. HAVEN HANDS prioritizes child welfare services above all things. Providing quality foster care, education and adoption services domestically and internationally.
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