Friday, April 29, 2011

This Week's Inspirational Pop Culture Moment

 Photo by biddi2

A TV vampire sinks his teeth into some juicy causes, an Academy Award-winner rallies friends for a Shakespearean event and the “Blind Side” mom keeps giving on reality TV. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture moments.

‘Vampire Diaries’ Star Ian Somerhalder Sinks His Teeth into Some Juicy Causes
 ‘Vampire Diaries’ star Ian Somerhalder isn’t just one of the hottest bloodsuckers in show business, he also has a heart. The 32-year-old actor has his own charity called, appropriately enough, the Ian Somerhalder Foundation.

According to their website, the non-profit, “aims to empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures.” To that end, Somerhalder’s group recently teamed up with Conservation International to kick-off the “Lost There, Felt Here” campaign. As a result the ISF “is protecting over 300 acres of forest.”

The good deeds don’t end their. The Foundation’s Sled Dog Petition garnered over 46,000 signatures and inspired a seven-year-old named Devon Haas to launch the Kid’s Sled Dog Petition.

And on top of that the ISF raised over $25,000 at “The Vampire Diaries” EyeCon in Atlanta. The celebrity autograph convention, took place in Atlanta and was dedicated to all things “TVD” — the perfect spot for Somerhalder to auction off keepsakes to dedicated followers for his cause.

To learn more about the Ian Somerhalder Foundation visit

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