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Hollywoods Hottest Stars and Philanthropists to Attend ACT Today!s 7th Annual Denim & Diamonds for Autism Fundraiser, November 3 in Malibu

Malibu, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2012

ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!), a national non-profit organization whose mission is to provide access to care and treatment to children with autism, is rolling out the red carpet for over 500 guests who plan to attend the 7th Annual Denim & Diamonds for Autism fundraiser, benefiting children with autism. The star-studded fundraiser will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California from 5 pm to 9 pm, followed by a post party from 9 pm to 11 pm. Over 500 guests are expected to attend the fundraiser.

Special tributes will be given to actor Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds), television executive Steve Mauldin (KCBS 2/KCAL 9) and community activist Kathleen Sternbach for their tireless efforts raising autism awareness.

Confirmed celebrities include actor Joe Mantegna, 2012 ACTivist Honoree ("Criminal Minds"), televisions executive Steve Mauldin, 2012 ACTivist Honoree, KCBS 2/ KCAL 9 GM/President, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Brian McKnight, actor Shemar Moore ("Criminal Minds"), actor David Hasselhoff ("Baywatch"), actor Thomas Gibson ("Criminal Minds"), actress Jean Smart ("Hope Springs"), actress Vivica A. Fox ("Raising Hope" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm"), actor Richard Gilliland ("Torchwood"), actress Bonnie Hunt ("Cheaper By the Dozen", "Jerry Maguire"), actress AJ Cook ("Criminal Minds"), actress Ariel Winter ("Modern Family"), actor Nolan Gould ("Modern Family") actor Mark Christopher Lawrence ("Chuck"), television host Tom Bergeron ("Dancing with the Stars"), television executive Vin Di Bona (Vin Di Bona Productions), actor Erik Fellows ("Days of Our Lives"), actress Joey King ("Crazy, Stupid Love", "Ramona and Beezus"), actress Hunter King ("Young and Restless"), actor Erik Braeden ("Young and Restless").

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in every 88 children in America is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), making ASD more prevalent than juvenile diabetes, childhood cancer and pediatric AIDS combined.

Proceeds from the 7th Annual Denim & Diamonds for Autism fundraiser will make it possible for ACT Today! to continuing providing families access to therapy, medical care, assistance dogs, social skills programs, assistive technology, and even safety equipment like helmets for the self-injurious children, as well as fencing for those who wander.

Corporate sponsors to date include: CBS Corporation, Vin Di Bona Productions, TWIW Insurance Services LLC, Reaction Audio Visual, Universal City Nissan, Natrol, William Henry, Maddys Market, Wells Fargo, Pressure Tech, Puritas, Sandy and David Stone, Judy and Jay Hearst, Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Pressure Tech, Burbank Printing, Hoffman International Properties, City National Bank, The Hollywood Reporter, Latham & Watkins, The Shape of Behavior, United Healthcare, CodeMetro, Valley Ecnomic Development Center, Double Helix Water, Isabella Emporium, GLO Hair Salon, Passageway School, Planet Beauty, Rage Models, Daily Duty and Westlake Magazine.


Daphne Plump

Email: pr (at) dplump (dot) com

WHO: (as of 10/12)

Joe Mantegna, 2012 ACTivist Honoree, actor ("Criminal Minds")

Steve Mauldin, 2012 ACTivist Honoree, KCBS 2/ KCAL 9 GM/President

Brian McKnight, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter

Shemar Moore, actor ("Criminal Minds")

David Hasselhoff, actor ("Baywatch")

Thomas Gibson, actor ("Criminal Minds")

Jean Smart, actress ("Hope Springs")

Vivica A. Fox, actress ("Raising Hope" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm")

Richard Gilliland, actor ("Torchwood")

Bonnie Hunt, actress ("Cheaper By the Dozen", "Jerry Maguire")

AJ Cook, actress ("Criminal Minds")

Ariel Winter, actress, ("Modern Family")

Nolan Gould, actor ("Modern Family")

Mark Christopher Lawrence, actor ("Chuck")

Tom Bergeron, TV host, ("Dancing with the Stars")

Vin Di Bona, TV executive (Vin Di Bona Productions)

Erik Fellows, actor ("Days of Our Lives")

Joey King, actress ("Crazy, Stupid Love", "Ramona and Beezus")

Hunter King, actress ("Young and Restless")

Erik Braeden, actor ("Young and Restless")


Calamigos Ranch @ Pavilion

327 S. Latigo Canyon Road, Malibu, CA


4:00 PM @ Pavilion

**Press must show credentials


4:45 PM


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM


5:00 PM - 6:45 PM


7:00 PM

For more information about ACT Today!s 7th Annual Denim & Diamonds for Autism fundraiser, visit

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