Thursday, March 31, 2011

This Week's Inspirational Pop Culture Moment

  Photo by By karen in toronto

An Oscar winner becomes a Good Will Ambassador, a Glee cast member gives the gift of Dance and a “Celebrity Apprentice” candidate gives back to the American Red Cross. Here are this week's most inspirational pop culture moments.

Liam Neeson Named Goodwill Ambassador
Actor Liam Neeson, famous for such films as "Shindler's List" and "Taken," was named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. In a UNICEF press release, the organization's Executive Director Anthony Lake said, “Liam Neeson is not only a passionate dramatic actor, he is a deeply compassionate humanitarian actor. UNICEF is very lucky that he is choosing to use his time and talent to support the world’s most vulnerable children, and we thank him for accepting this new role as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.” 

Neeson accepted the appointment by commenting, "I am deeply honoured to have been asked by UNICEF to become a Goodwill Ambassador and am committed to working with UNICEF to help children overcome poverty, violence, disease and discrimination across the world.”

The actor has been working with UNICEF in Ireland for over 15 years and now will be expanding his reach globally. He remarked, "It is shocking to me that in this day and age, 22,000 children are still dying every day for want of the most basic things like clean water to drink, a safe place to live or access to medicines when they are sick. I am determined to do whatever I can to help UNICEF.”

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