On Saturday, June 8, 2013 Hollywood’s brightest stars will join luxury fashion brand iiJin, famed pop artist Cassian from Hong Kong and Trueheart Events in co-hosting The Sweet Suite to benefit the Juvenile Arthritis Association. Patients and their families will be treated to an unforgettable event where they will be showered with love and support as they spend the day enjoying all of the sweets, treats and activities in Candy Land.
The Sweet Suite will be a star-studded and fun-filled day of sweets and treats, gifting, incredible entertainment and surprises in a magical and delicious Candy Land theme party to benefit juvenile arthritis patients from the Juvenile Arthritis Association and their families. The Juvenile Arthritis Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring Community, Awareness, Research and Empowerment (CARE) to children and young adults diagnosed with pediatric rheumatic diseases, as well as to their families. Pediatric rheumatic diseases, often broadly categorized as juvenile arthritis, affect an estimated 1 in 250 children, yet they receive only a tiny fraction of the funding, both private and federal, allocated to almost any other serious chronic childhood disease.
The event will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the famed Avalon Hollywood from 11am-3pm. Patients and their families will enjoy a fun-filled day with our celebrity hosts as they are transported into the magical and delicious world of Candy Land with beautiful themed décor provided by Frost Christmas Props and Shindigz. Title sponsors, iiJin and the generous team from Fun Captured Photobooth will host a Sweet Suite theme photobooth. iiJin will also be gifting their adorable iiJin bears to the patients and will be gifting the celebrities with their stylish gladiator sandals and flip flops for women and their fashion forward sneakers for men. Co-title sponsor Cassian will host a chocolate fountain where guests can dip strawberries, bananas, pretzels and marshmallows in delicious dark chocolate. Pop artist Cassian has also created three custom Candy Land pieces which he has donated to be auctioned off at the event with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the Juvenile Arthritis Association. This will be a very special opportunity to own incredible artwork by one of the world’s premiere pop artists.
Fashionably chic baby and toddler clothing and accessories brand Chirp, will showcase and gift pieces from their fabulous collection. The Chirp team will also co-host a jewelry bar with the team at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland where guests can design their own necklaces and bracelets. Urbansitter will team up with Goodie Girl Cupcakes, the winner of the hit show “Cupcake Wars”, to host a cupcake decorating station where partygoers will decorate and then enjoy delicious cupcakes and Super Inflated will create extraordinary Candy Land inspired balloon art for guests.
Partygoers will enjoy a hot chocolate bar with candy toppings and birthday cake flavored ice blendeds hosted by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® and The Grilled Cheese Truck will serve delicious grilled cheese and tomato soup for lunch. The Organic Candy Factory will host an organic candy bar, Bonaventure Gelato Lounge will treat guests to their authentic Italian gelato and sorbet and Megaload Chocolate will sample and gift their sinfully sweet peanut butter cups and caramel cups with delicious candy toppings.
Partygoers will dance to the sounds of Hollywood’s finest, DJ Kid Fish, with a special set and dance party led by Los Angeles Magazine’s #1 children’s entertainer Groovy David. Guests will be dazzled and entertained by the always mesmerizing interactive performers from the highly acclaimed performance troupe, Lucent Dossier Experience. Bronkar Lee, the world’s only rhythmic juggling beatboxer, who won over the hearts of Americans with his talked about performance on “The Tonight show”, will amaze guests with a very special performance. Tumbleweed Advertising donated their services to design all of the event materials and Revere Magazine, the magazine for the jet-set lifestyle, is helping to bring awareness to the great work that the Juvenile Arthritis Association is doing for children in need in our community.
Partygoers can purchase raffle tickets at the event for the chance to win amazing prizes with 100% of the proceeds raised from the raffle to benefit the charity's quality of life improving work for children with Juvenile Arthritis. The raffle to benefit the Juvenile Arthritis Association, will feature fabulous items donated by iiJin, Cassian, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, Kidorable, Apple & Bee, Baby Loves Disco, Poochie & Co, Peek Away, Moby Wrap and more! The patients and celebrity guests will be gifted with fabulous products from iiJin, Cassian, Chirp and Leanna Lin Jewelry. Guests will also take home incredible gift bags featuring generously donated products from Baby Genius, Kinderville, Glee Gum, Pure Fruit Snacks, Ella’s Kitchen and more.
“Juvenile Arthritis Association is thrilled to be partnering with Trueheart Events, iiJin, Cassian, and a phenomenal group of celebrity supporters and corporate sponsors to create an unforgettable day for children with rheumatic diseases and their families. Our mission is to provide these kids with Community, Awareness, Research, and Empowerment (CARE), and The Sweet Suite furthers all of those goals at once”, said co-founder Joel Rothman.
“I am so excited that we can support our friends at the non-profit Juvenile Arthritis Association by creating a magical and yummy day for the beautiful and deserving children that the organization serves. Children with juvenile arthritis are an underserved patient population and we look forward to raising awareness for this very important cause at our event, while hosting an amazing party for the patients and their families. We are so grateful to our fabulous celebrity hosts and the amazing generosity of our incredible friends at the luxury fashion house iiJin from Hong Kong and pop artist Cassian. We have some of the best and coolest baby, family, fashion and lifestyle brands in the world supporting this very special event and we thank all of them for their love and support for the patients. We can’t wait to see the huge smiles on the patients’ faces at The Sweet Suite to benefit the Juvenile Arthritis Association,” said Amy Malin, partner at Trueheart Events.
“iiJin is happy to partner with Trueheart Events to host The Sweet Suite to benefit the patients of the Juvenile Arthritis Association. The iiJin brand believes children all over the world should enjoy a healthy and happy life and we are committed to do what we can to spread joy to children. We are excited to show our support for such a worthy cause,” said June Lee, creative director of iiJin.
“I am truly honored to feature my Candy Land inspired pop art at The Sweet Suite and to donate these special pieces to raise much needed funding for the patients of the Juvenile Arthritis Association. Art has the power to make people smile and I hope everyone will have a huge smile on their faces when they see the artwork I have created with love for this special event. It is a real pleasure to partner with my friends at iiJin and Trueheart Events to show our love for the patients and their families”, said Cassian Lau, pop artist from Hong Kong.