Celebrity Activism

Over the past few decades activism and celebrities are two words that have gone hand and hand. Celebrities from all genres of entertainment have been taking time out of their busy schedules to head foundations, raise money and even spend time with the less fortunate. Not only are these celebrities bringing joy to people’s lives through entertainment but they are fighting for a cause at the same time.

Britney is all grown up:

The Britney Spears Foundation is one of the many organizations affiliated with the Star Light Children’s Foundation. The foundation focuses on helping seriously ill children.Spears also donates playrooms to hospitals and recently held the “Dream within a Dream” Tour. The tour raised millions of dollars, which went to children of victims in the September 11 tragedy. www.kidzworld.com

Berry makes wishes come true:

As a distinguished honoree of the Make a Wish Foundation, actress Halle Berry received the Celebrity wish granter Award. Established in 1983, this foundation strives to fulfill the wishes of less fortunate children and their families with special memories of joy and laughter.www.westsidelife.com

Reeves, Woods, Swoops aid in rehabilitation:

The Travis Roy Foundation, which is dedicated to spinal cord injuries as well as research, works to give the seriously injured a better future. The foundation was started in memory of Travis Roy, a college student who suffered from a massive spinal chord injury. The organization strives to aid in the rehabilitation process of patients. This star-studded organization includes celebrities such as Christopher Reeves, Tiger Woods, and Cheryl Swoops along with many others.www.travisroy.org

Mariah’s breath of fresh air:

Mariah Carey founded the Fresh Air Fun camp of Camp Mariah in 1995.The association takes children from inner cities that can’t afford to go to summer camp. Camp Mariah is a career awareness camp. The objective of the camp is to aid deprived youth in preparing for the future and achieving their goals. www.mariahworld.com

Sir Elton fights for equality for all:

Singer/song writer Elton John established the Elton John’s AIDS foundation in 1992. The foundation’s vision is to provide national leadership and resources that will result in educational programs that aid in prevention of HIV/AIDS. The organizations mission is to provide funding for educational programs targeted at the elimination of prejudice and discrimination against HIV/AIDS infected individuals. www.eltonjohn.com

NBA star promotes culture:

As one of the NBA’s most eminent players, Chris Webber of the Sacramento Kings spreads choose to donate his wisdom to educate children on their cultural backgrounds and encourage them to learn about their own history.www.mosaec.com

Compiled by Samantha Romany