Monday, June 22, 2009

GIVING BACK: Jenna Dewan Supports Cedars-Sinai Medical Center & Helps the Congo

Jenna Dewan at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 2009  "Rock-N-Reel" Event (Wallpaper)

One of the many things I love about Channing Tatum's fiancee Jenna Dewan is her support of various charities that assist both women and children all around the world. I have new photos and a video of Jenna doing just that for the children affected by illness at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and for the women and children in the war-ravaged country of the Congo.

In the pics above and below, you see Jenna as she arrives at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 2009 "Rock-n-Reel" Musical Extravaganza on June 14, 2009 at Culver Studios. The Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center honored Producer Alexandra Milchan-Lambert and Relativity Media President of Production Scott Lambert at their inaugural Rock-n-Reel event.

The afternoon celebrated the children who suffer from IBD and their families and featured a fun-filled day of activities including arts and crafts, interactive games, a beauty shop and sports bar as well as musical entertainment by Maroon 5's Adam Levine. In addition to Jenna, special guest stars like Taylor Lautner, Hayden Panettiere, Jason Biggs, and Sharon Stone also attended the event.

You can check out some beautiful red carpet photos of Jenna below...

As I previously posted, Jenna and her best friend Emmanuelle Chriqui recently attended a Raise Hope for Congo event, because Emmanuelle is a longtime supporter.

To give you a little background...A deadly war is raging in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, and our insatiable demand for electronics products such as cell phones and laptops is helping drive that conflict. Eastern Congo is the most dangerous place in the world to be a woman or girl, and the sexual violence there is often fueled by militias warring over conflict minerals, the ores that produce tin, tungsten, and tantalum—the 3 Ts— that end up being used in our electronic devices.

Jenna and Emmanuelle have both created a new video to support the Enough Project, a project from the Center for American Progress to end genocide and crimes against humanity. Enough, focuses on crises in Sudan, Chad, eastern Congo, northern Uganda, Somalia, and Zimbabwe. Raise Hope for Congo is an Enough campaign to protect and empower Congolese women and girls.

You can watch their video below where they also recruited Jenna's adorable dog Meeka and two of Chan's best friends (Brett Rodriguez and Reid Carolin) to help educate all of us on the crisis in the Congo...

Thanks for CTU reader and Jenna Dewan fan Vanessa D. from Hawaii for sending me the new video!

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