Rights advocates for some of our nation's
must vulnerable citizens - children in foster
care. The organization helps these children in
a very effective (and clever) way; instead of
spending their donated dollars to directly benefit
abused and neglected children, they sue the States
that are responsible for the abuse and neglect
thus multiplying the benefit of each dollar spent.
In times of economic hardship (or any other time
that suits certain States) under funding for a
constituency that is too young and vulnerable
to take to the street in protest, is an easy choice.
That is, it's an easy choice until the State has
to deal with the pesky problem (and bad publicity)
of having their Attorney General hauled into Federal
Court to explain why their children are being
abused and/or dying while in their under funded
and under supervised care.
Kasseem "Swizz Beatz"
Darryl DMC McDaniels
On October 10, 2012, Children's
Rights hosted their annual benefit at New York
City's Plaza Hotel. This year, Grammy Award-winning
producer Kasseem 'Swizz Beatz' Dean (AKA Alicia
Keyes' husband), Received the Children’s
Rights’ Champion Award. Children’s
Rights Board Member Darryl “DMC” McDaniels
(of Run DMC) served as emcee. The event was co-chaired
by DJ and Producer Nick Cannon (AKA Mariah Carey's
husband) and Michael Cayre.
In his acceptance speech, Swizz spoke about how
important it is to protect vulnerable children:
"When you’re a family man (Swizz and
Alicia recently had a baby boy they named Egypt)
you understand how important it is for every child
to have an equal chance.”
Miss Mykie, Bow Wow,
Paigion and Shorty Da Prince
Kasseem "Swizz Beatz"
Among the guests were several celebrities from
the Hip Hop Industry who were honored later that
evening at the After Party sponsored by Reebok
The Benefit raised more than half a million dollars.
Hugh Hildesley, Executive VP and Senior Auctioneer
at Sotheby’s ran the annual reverse auction;
which raised over $200,000 dollars.
Lana Smith and John Kluge
John Kluge and Arden Wohl
Jacob Zucker, Lizzi Bickford,
Barbara Hemmerle-Gollust and Gregory Beltrame
Sahel Golestan, Kasseem "Swizz Beatz"
Amy Laurent and Tom Murro
Moises de la Renta and Laurent Biron
Victoria Leeds and Charles Jacoby