Over the weekend, my husband Don Diamont and I had the pleasure of attending the To The Rescue! LA Gala. The event, held on the New York City back lot of Paramount Studios, was a fundraiser for the Humane Society of the United States, to benefit their Farm Animal Protection Campaign.
Singer-songwriter Moby was our host for the evening.
We had a delicious a two-course vegan meal, dessert, after-party and performances from Leona Lewis singing “I Was Here” and Steven Tyler singing “I Don’t Want To Miss a Thing.”
One of the most powerful moments of the evening was when singer Kesha, an international ambassador for the society, sang a very emotional cover of Lady Gaga’s “Til It Happens to You.” Song-writer Diane Warren, who co-wrote the song with Gaga, accompanied Kesha on piano.
Warren was later presented with the Humanitarian of the Year Award by Zendaya for her “lifelong dedication to farm animal welfare.”
The Humane Society has convinced more than 100 of the largest food retailers to end animal confinement practices and highlighted undercover investigations which routinely expose animal abuse and food safety violations.
The organization’s “Meatless Monday” program has been adopted by 50 hospitals, 100 colleges and 135 school districts in the U.S. and have increased plant-based options in cafeterias in recent years.
All in all a wonderful and inspiring evening!