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Millennium Network to raise awareness on big issues at event
By Aryssa Durrell (Contributing Writer)
Published March 12, 2011

The Clinton Foundation’s network will also try to raise funds

By Aryssa Durrell
Contributing Writer

In an effort to help tackle big issues such as childhood obesity and economic development, the Millennium Network will raise funds in Hollywood on March 17.

The network is holding the event in support of the Clinton Foundation, which, in part, is working on “… furthering sustainable development, combating the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States, and promoting economic development worldwide,” as noted on the foundation’s website.

The event will be held at Boulevard3 on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, and is slated to begin at 7 p.m.

Former President Bill Clinton will make remarks at the event about the adversities many are experiencing around the world.

Clinton has been a longtime advocate of bettering the lives of those who suffer from illness and wretched living conditions around the world.
Partly stemming from his concern for those disadvantaged people, including youth, he started the William J. Clinton Foundation.

A close friend and an ambassador of Clinton, Alex Avant, talked about Clinton’s concerns, highlighting those in Africa, “since one of every four Africans are dying, dealing with HIV/AIDS, etcetera.”

Avant is proud to say that the event is not just to raise funds for the Millennium Network’s efforts, but “to raise awareness, specifically; that is the main, number one focus.”

Avant works with Clinton and the foundation in spreading the word of how to help eradicate HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and obesity.

Avant said that Clinton has hosted many events such as this – not only across the country, but also internationally in places like London. Avant has had the chance to travel with Clinton to Africa and Mexico, where he was able to witness “the phenomena of what a person like him (Clinton) does and his foundation.”

Some of the people expected to attend include Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers, musician and actor Jamie Foxx, and NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha, along with many other public figures, according to the foundation’s website.

Also, guests will have the opportunity to see a performance by Grammy-nominated recording artist Drake.

One thousand people are expected to attend, Avant said.
General admission for the event is $150.

“There are people around the world living on $2 a day,” he said. “When you’re spending that $150, the bulk of that money will be able to better those people’s lives.”

For more information, or to register for the event, visit

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