I wanted to do something special to celebrate my 16th birthday, and what better way than to throw a party for the Jennifer Smart Foundation? We’re also celebrating bringing the Find Your Voice program to a new home in Southern California. This star-filled event, featuring costumes and young music performers, will help us raise money to build our new center, and we hope you’ll join us.

You’re invited to “Show Your Character” on October 27th from 1-5pm in Van Nuys, CA. This event benefits the Jennifer Smart Foundation’s Find Your Voice program, which works to improve communication skills and self esteem in sick, healthy and disadvantaged kids.

This fun afternoon, hosted by Disney XD’s Ryan Ochoa and spotlighting several young artists, include special performances by the Ochoa Boyz featuring Chi-Town Finest Breakers, and by Tim Urban of American Idol.

Check out the latest flyer for the event here. Purchase tickets and get more information at http://www.indiegogo.com/ShowYourCharacter

We appreciate your support, whether or not you can attend. Please share this information with everyone you know!

Hope you’ll rock out with us at “Show Your Character” on the 27th!

Come on out to the New Mexico Children’s Fair on Saturday and Sunday, May 5th and 6th, at the Balloon Museum, from 10am to 5pm. Summer is just around the corner, and this event is chock full of things to keep kids from being bored, and some great ways to support organizations that help kids.

There will be all kinds of great activities for kids, from animals to authors, to gymnastics, face painting, crafts, monster truck rides and more. Most things are free with your paid admission to the Balloon Museum. Some are for an extra cost, which goes to children’s charities.

I’ll be there Sunday at noon, hosting the kids and dogs fashion show, which features dogs that are available for adoption. For more information about the event, click here.

Hope to see you there!

Join us at bRgR in downtown Albuquerque on Sunday, April 22nd. Any meal you purchase at bRgR that day benefits the Jennifer Smart Foundation.

bRgR features a menu full of tasty gourmet and family-friendly fare – including some more exotic offerings for the more adventurous. Try a yak or kangaroo burger, and don’t forget the sweet potato tots!

You can find bRgR at 301 Central in downtown Albuquerque, corner of 3rd and Central. They are open from noon to 9pm on Sundays.

Thanks to bRgR for giving us this opportunity to raise money for the Jennifer Smart Foundation through tasty meals at bRgR!

Join me at a holiday celebration in Hollywood for a good cause. The evening will include live performances, refreshments and fun. There will be young celebrities walking the red carpet and attending this event from 6-10pm on December 10th, 2011. Proceeds benefit A Place Called Home – a safe haven in South Central Los Angeles where underserved youth are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts, and well-being; and are inspired to make a meaningful difference in their community and the world.

For more information and to purchase your ticket, click here.

I have been a supporter of Alex’s Lemonade, ever since I first met Alex’s dad, Jay Scott, in 2007. I was thrilled to be part of this wonderful event. I love talking to celebrities about their involvement with events like this, and it was great to see so many people open their hearts – and wallets – for such a worthy cause.

I’ve been a big supporter of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for years. Sunday, November 6th, they are holding their big Los Angeles fundraising event, the second annual L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade. It features award-winning chefs preparing their signature dishes right there, so attendees can watch them at work. There will also be an exciting live and silent auction and raffle. This even will be emceed by Jimmy Kimmel with honorary hosts Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka.

Tickets must be purchased by Saturday night online – there will be no tickets for sale at the event. This is sure to be a fun event, and it’s for a great cause. For more information and to buy your tickets, click here.

I hope to see you there!

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving season, the Jennifer Smart Foundation is offering some special gifts for your support. We are grateful that we have so many wonderful supporters! During the month of November, anyone that donates $25 or more through the Donate page, will receive the following gifts:

- A Dinner and a Movie card that regularly sells for $10. Upon registering the card, you will be able to receive up to a 50% discount on movies, dining and shopping.

- A DVD with a collection of my red carpet reports from the last year, including Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Glee 3D, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Spy Kids and more.

Any donation is appreciated, but remember, you will receive these special gifts only if you donate $25 or more.

Click here to donate. Thank you again for your support!

I will be attending this event, Friday October 28th, from 6-11pm in Calabasas. There are a few tickets left, so you better hurry. Hope to see you there!
Come Join JOLT, Roxy King, Midnight Mirage, Kidd Robin, Zach Callison, Rachel Brett, Torrey Mercer, Ariel Fourrier, Zach Callison and Austin Anderson and others for the best Halloween party in town – proceeds from the event will be donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Tickets to this event are $15 per person and include food, costume contest with prizes, a full night of musical entertainment, and a silent auction with some amazing items and memorabilia to bid on.

Space is limited and we are expecting to sell out- so if you are planning to attend please make sure that you purchase your tickets in advance!

Get more information and buy tickets here.

The JENNiRADIO team will be on hand at the Dino Maize Maze at Rio Grande Community Farm this Saturday, October 15th, from 12 noon to 4pm. We’ll be playing music, giving away prizes, and also selling raffle tickets to benefit Albuquerque Little Theatre.

Enjoy the maze, petting zoo, pumpkin patch and more. This year, the Rio Grande Community Farm has partnered with the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on the dinosaur theme for the maze. Come explore a 7-acre corn maze, follow dinosaur tracks, dig for bones, and even play with dino eggs. And while you’re there, come say “Hi!” to Jennifer and request a song.

The maze is a fundraiser for Rio Grande Community Farm. Proceeds fund special programs that support education, wildlife and our community. For more information and to buy tickets in advance, visit their web site here.

Join the JENNiRADIO team at Griegos Elementary School for their crazy hair day fundraiser and Jog-a-Thon this Friday, October 14th, from 8-10am. This is their only fundraiser of the year, so let’s make it count!

Griegos has been named a National Blue Medal School, the only school in New Mexico to be honored with this designation for 2011. Come help them celebrate, or make a donation to the jog-a-thon by clicking here.

Jennifer will help kick off the event at 8am, so come out and show your support!

Griegos Elementary
4040 San Isidro NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 345-3661