Teen Lifeline will honor Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, actress and
philanthropist Jordin Sparks with the Alfredo J. Molina Community
Lifeline Award at Teen Lifeline's 2014 Connections of Hope event at the
Montelucia Resort on November 7, 2014.
Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, actress and philanthropist Jordin Sparks (Photo: Business Wire)
The 11th Annual Connections of Hope is a night to celebrate
and raise funds for the "connections of hope" found daily by troubled
teens that call Teen Lifeline's peer-to-peer hotline, and are reached by
its statewide suicide awareness and prevention outreach. An Arizona
native, Sparks' philanthropic endeavors have touched the lives of youth
locally, nationally and internationally.
Initiated by Sparks and her brother P.J., the "I'm M.A.D. Are You?"
campaign cultivates community volunteerism among teens. "The amazing
work being done at Teen Lifeline is something that I can really relate
to," Sparks said. "Teens heping teens through volunteerism and really
making a difference is what our campaign strives to do. I am so
passionate about helping kids and teens. I am proud to support this
local charity from my home town that is saving lives every day!"
Sparks' infectious energy and passion for life translate to her
countless other charitable contributions, including First Lady Michelle
Obama's Let's Move Active Schools Campaign, Save the Music Foundation,
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and The Other Side Campaign, among
In 2005, the Community Lifeline Award was named in honor of the
inaugural recipient, Alfredo J. Molina, President and CEO of Molina Fine
Jewelers, for his service to Arizona youth and our community. "A child
dies every 11 days in Arizona by suicide. This tragedy has to stop,
because every teen is a precious jewel, and we must do all that we can
to allow them to become brilliant," Molina said.
Connections of Hope will be chaired by Stacey Caron, owner of
Spellbinders Paper Arts. "I felt like it was serendipity when I was
asked to chair this event. I have seen the devastation that happens when
a parent loses a child to suicide, and I want to do what I can to help
raise awareness and let others know about the amazing work being done at
The event celebrates Arizona youth by highlighting stories and
entertainment performed by local area teens. The evening includes a
delectable dinner, a live and silent auction, and the opportunity to
support Teen Lifeline's mission of erasing teen suicide. Tickets start
at $250 per person with benefit-rich packages available.
For more information, please visit www.teenlifeline.ejoinme.org/COH2014
or contact Teen Lifeline at 602-248-8337.
About Teen Lifeline
Teen Lifeline is an independent Phoenix-based, 501(c)3 non-profit
organization whose mission is to provide a safe, confidential and
crucial crisis service where teens help teens make healthy decisions.
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