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Popular Halloween fundraiser for pediatric cancer announces star-studded lineup
'Halloween Hotness' will include 100 special guests, with Lifetime Achievement Award presented to pop icon Diane Franklin
By: Halloween Hotness
"Halloween Hotness 7: Stronger Together" will take place Saturday, Oct. 16 at Madame Tussauds Hollywood (6933 Hollywood Blvd.). The star-studded charity fundraiser benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was created by entertainment industry professional and event planner Brian Sikoff to ease the burdens faced by families experiencing pediatric cancer.
After putting the event on hold due to the pandemic, Sikoff, who established the annual fundraiser in 2014 in memory of a family member lost to pancreatic cancer, is preparing to bring back Halloween Hotness for the seventh time.
This year's event will feature more than 100 special guests, including Doug Jones ("The Shape of Water," "Hellboy"); Jodi Lyn O'Keefe ("The Vampire Diaries," "Prison break"); McKenzie Westmore ("Passions,"
The event will also honor pop icon and actress Diane Franklin ("The Last American Virgin," "Better Off Dead") with a special Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her groundbreaking roles.
Halloween Hotness guests will be welcomed with red carpet arrivals covered by the media. The event will include DJ, raffles, giveaways, costume contest, interactive attractions, live auctions, cash bar, food, and much more, all from an open-air rooftop with a view of Hollywood. Costumes are welcomed but not required.
Sikoff's goal is to do as much as possible to help St. Jude in its mission to understand, treat and defeat catastrophic diseases, including leukemia and other childhood cancers.
"We are putting our hearts and souls into bringing back our most amazing fundraiser yet," he said. "We want to show families of children with cancer that we are here to support them. This event provides an opportunity to come together in celebration during Halloween while supporting a great cause and making a positive impact on the future of others."
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, founded in 1962, is a nonprofit institution that costs more than $2.8 million to run each day while offering their services to all, regardless of their ability to pay.
Red carpet arrivals are slated to start at 6:30 p.m. on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame in front of the venue.
Halloween Hotness 7 is made possible with sponsorship from PhillyChickPictures.com, Science Fiction Coalition, and The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell. Sponsorship packages are still available; for information, contact Sikoff directly at brian@halloween-
Learn more about Halloween Hotness at https://www.halloween-
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