View Full Version : Announcement: Charity Auction proceeds to CHOC and JEN

06-22-2011, 12:44 PM
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (June 16, 2011) – This summer’s most anticipated animation, music and manga event’s, AM2, announces Japan Emergency NGOs (JEN) and Children’s Hospital Orange County (CHOC) as official beneficiaries for this year’s charity auction to be held on Sunday (July 3, 2011) at the Anaheim Convention Center in sunny Southern California. More info can be found at www.am2con.org

Japan Emergency NGOs (JEN), founded in 1994, is considered one of the largest, highly efficient Japanese NGOs experienced in emergency and long-term disaster relief and support. They have offered 5-years worth of support to the victims of the 2004 and 2007 Niigata earthquakes in collaboration with the Japanese government and also assisted in community recovery efforts. Current activities include sending and distributing emergency relief items according to the needs of the affected areas based on weekly assessments of changing emergency relief needs for Miyagi and Fukushima Prefectures and expanding road and infrastructure restoration support to least accessible areas affected by the disaster. Their mid/long term plans include to provide psychosocial care and other needed support to help victims rebuild their lives with the ultimate goal to help victims re-establish a sustainable local economy and livelihood.

With their mission to nurture, advance and protect the health and well being of children, Children’s Hospital Orange County (CHOC) is dedicated to work cooperatively – assisting and enriching existing services as well as developing programs to benefit over two million children across four counties regardless of their family’s ability to pay. CHOC has been named one of the best children’s hospitals in eight specialities by U.S. News & World Report and was also the only children’s hospital in California to have earned the Silver Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence. CHOC has also been awarded the Magnet designation, the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence and has been recognized for extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards with the U.S. Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.

“AM2 really wants to do as much as we can for these two wonderful organizations”, states Chase Wang AM2 representative, “Get a signed original drawing, poster or other items of memorabilia from one of our guests and more at the charity auction! Get your Passports today and experience the difference!”

Attendees can avoid the anticipated huge lines at autographs, premiere screenings, workshops, main events, concerts and panels by purchasing a Passport fast pass for the event. The Passport fast pass will also provide holders with premier seating options at Main Events and at Concert events as well as major discounts with theme parks (i.e. Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, etc.), retailers (i.e. Best Buy, Macys, etc.) and local restaurants (i.e. IHOP, Tony Roma’s, California Pizza Kitchen, etc.). Bypass the lines and get your Passport today and experience the difference! Passports can be purchased at www.am2con.org

Current Guest of Honors include Masao Maruyama, Sunao Katabuchi, Akihiko Yamashita, Miho Shimagosa, Scandal, Sadie, Kanon Wakeshima, kanon x kanon, heidi., Gashicon, IBI and MINT.

AM2 current activities include Exhibit Hall, AMV’s, Arcade, Summer Festival, World Cosplay Summit, Behind the Voice Actors Studio, Rum Party Pirates, Masquerade, Cosplay Chess, Dances, Fashion Shows, Table Top, Console Gaming, AniMaid Café, AniMaid Café Host Club, Workshops, Panels, Concerts and more!

Partnerships include Ani.ME. and Cure Magazine

Prize sponsors include Anime Jungle. Atlus Games, Cosplay Wigs USA, Crunchyroll, FUNimation, Gaia Online, The Right Stuf and TokyoPop

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Also, 25% of all official Passport sales will be donated directly to Japanese Disaster Relief efforts.

About AM2

Located in Anaheim, California – AM2, established in 2010, is a multi-day (3 days) event with no general attendance/badge purchase requirement and is aspiring to be a key meeting place for fans that share a common interest in Asian music, Animation/Anime, and Comics/Manga. Nominal fees are charged for certain activities that attendees choose to participate in. AM2 will be held on July 1-3, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center in sunny Anaheim, California. More information can be found at www.am2con.org