Alicia Keys said something profound about the responsibility of using celebrity for good, at the U.N. Social Innovation Summit last week: "Celebrity is a currency. It's to be used for good. If I have all these opportunities to be in front of people, I better have something good to say and share".
Alicia is not alone in using her celebrity for a greater cause.
Join Laura Bush, Eli Manning, Jennifer Hudson, and a host of huge celebrities live at 6:00 ET on Livestream tonight from the star-studded Samsung Hope for Children Gala from the American Museum of Natural History. Through Hope for Children, Samsung works with its partners and charitable organizations headed or chosen by well-known public figures to promote their respective organizations' objectives in the areas of children's health, education and sustainability, something near and dear to our hearts here at What's Trending.
I couldn't be more excited to be hosting this very special What's Trending live from the red carpet at 6:00 pm ET tonight. We'll be there giving you special access to this incredible event and talking to everyone from Hudson to John Legend, Drew Brees and many more that have put their ongoing energy behind Hope for Children, as well as raising money and awareness for their non-profits.
You can be a part of this special night, too. Tweet #hope4children and tell everyone what your hope for children is. Check out the video for more, and don't forget to check out the live stream at bit.ly/SamsungHope4Children!
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