The Band Perry will perform at the 2nd Annual “Beyond Hunger: A Place at the Table,” gala event hosted by Heifer International on September 19that the Montage Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. This year the event will honor Academy Award-winning actress, Susan Sarandon, for her commitment to Heifer International in its efforts to end world hunger and will feature a performance by country music trio, The Band Perry. The event will be co-hosted by Geena Davis, Jon & Kirsten Heder, Eva Amurri Martino & Kyle Martino, Ian Somerhalder, Dr. Heather Richardson, Laura Turner Seydel and Keisha Whitaker. Proceeds from the evening will directly benefit Heifer’s mission to end hunger, poverty and protect the Earth.
Demonstrating her commitment to promoting and advancing the mission of Heifer International, Susan Sarandon advocates for Heifer through field visits, events and speaking opportunities. In 2011, Sarandon traveled with her daughter, Eva Amurri Martino, to Cambodia to witness first-hand Heifer’s fieldwork including participating in a Passing on the Gift® ceremony where families pass on the first female livestock offspring to another community member in need.
“I have followed and supported Heifer International’s work with women and their families for more than 20 years. I had the chance to see Heifer’s work in person in Cambodia, and see the importance of Heifer’s transformational work with women. Women, particularly in poor rural communities, really are the “glue” and the key to ending global hunger and poverty.” said Susan Sarandon, this year’s honoree.
Making the evening even more unforgettable, guests will be treated to a performance by country superstars, The Band Perry. The Band Perry – comprised of siblings Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry – first gained recognition with their #1 hit “If I Die Young,” which went quadruple–platinum and captured the attention of the mainstream music audience as well as country music fans. Since then, the trio has won numerous awards and notched a string of hits, including their most recent #1 singles “Better Dig Two” and “DONE.” from their latest album PIONEER, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Chart and #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart in April. Later this year, the band will embark on their first-ever headline arena tour, including stops throughout Europe, Canada and the U.S.
To purchase tickets to the event, please visit: heifer.org/beyondhunger.