We've been on pins and needles, waiting 'til we could announce the next FABULOUS event on the Soap Nation calendar -- and the day has finally arrived! Soap Nation and ABC Daytime have partnered up with City Year, the national youth service organization, for events in Los Angeles and New York!
As part of the Entertainment Industry Foundation's "iParticipate" volunteer initiative, stars from General Hospital, All My Children, and One Life to Live will take part in a day of service on Saturday, October 24th, to help beautify a local school in each city.
We've recently got some new additions to our awesome talent line-up! We are so excited for these events, and hope you are too.
So -- who'll be there, you may be asking? Well, we'll tell ya ... The GH stars set to attend in L.A. include Leslie Charleson (Monica), Brandon Barash (Johnny), Kelly Monaco (Sam), Kimberly McCullough (Robin), Jane Elliot (Tracy), Carolyn Hennesy (Diane), Kent King (Lainey), Lisa LoCicero (Olivia), Minae Noji (Kelly), Haley Pullos (Molly), Aaron Refvem (Morgan), Megan Ward (Kate), Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina), and Dominic Zamprogna (Dominic).
In the Big Apple, All My Children stars volunteering will be Melissa Claire Egan (Annie), Thorsten Kaye (Zach), JR Martinez (Brot), Cornelius Smith Jr. (Frankie), Chrishell Stause (Amanda), Adam Mayfield (Scott), and Denise Vasi (Randi). One Life to Live will be represented by Melissa Archer (Natalie), Daphnee Duplaix (Rachel), John Brotherton (Jared), Jason Tam (Markko), and Bree Williamson (Jessica).
FYI: Talent is subject to change, but don't worry -- it'll be a fantastically fun group at both events ...
And here's a little background on why we're doing this, and who we're doing it with: The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) will use its recently launched "iParticipate" initiative during the week of October 19th to mobilize the entire entertainment community into inspiring a whole new era of service across the country. Soap Nation is proud to join City Year in this quest; City Year is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping students and schools succeed with a focus on improving attendance, behavior, and coursework -- while also engaging community members in service events to improve educational, recreational, and residential facilities supporting youth and families. For more information, log on to www.cityyear.org.
See you there!