In the 80s she taught us how to speak like a “Valley Girl,” and on May 4th actress/comedienne Moon Zappa will speak out about the need to end BSL when she raises spirits while she raises awareness of a paws cause as the co-headliner of Stand Up for Pits in Arlington, Virginia.
An honorary board member of the Stand Up for Pits Foundation, Zappa will entertain a crowd a canine-loving comedy fans along with actress/comedienne/Stand Up for Pits Foundation founder Rebecca Corry (Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, King of Queens).
Prior to the comedic performances, attendees can meet Pit Bulls who are hoping to land a permanent gig in the home of a forever pet parent at a Pibble adoption; place bids on items in a silent auction; get a smooch from Rebecca Corry’s rescue pooch at a kissing booth, and enjoy toe-tapping tunes during an acoustic music set.
A happening with heart, all of the proceeds from the event will benefit Bully Paw, Baltimore Bully Crew and The Stand Up for Pits Foundation.
NOTE: This is a human-only event.
When: May 4, 2014 (Pit Bull adoption from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.; silent auction at 5 p.m.; acoustic live music from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.; showtime at 7:30 p.m.)
Where: Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse at 2903 Columbia Pike in Arlington, Virginia
The Stand Up for Pits comedy fundraiser in Arlington, Virginia will take place one day after the One Million PIBBLE March– a historic, human-only event organized by Stand Up for Pits co-headliner Rebecca Corry which will place on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capital in Washington, D.C. on May 3rd from 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
“My goal is to create safe and humane communities for humans and pets alike through raising awareness and identifying solutions,” states Corry, who is also the founder of the Stand Up for Pits Foundation. “I believe through laughter, positive images and education, we can make a difference. Quite frankly, this is a societal problem that affects us all as abuse that begins with pets can quickly extend to children. The targeting of pit bull terriers is unfortunately a direct reflection of broken society, but one that can be fixed and starts with constructive, awareness-building events like our One Million PIBBLE March.”
Among those who will use their voice at the march for those who cannot speak for themselves are:
- Key-note speaker Jamie Buehrle, wife of Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle, whose family has been personally affected by discrimination and forced to live apart due to BSL laws.
- Leah Brewer, pet parent to Elle, a Pibble dubbed the Hero Dog of 2013.
- Roo Yori, the proud pet parent of Hector, one of Michael Vick’s rehabilitated dogs, and the late, great Wallace, subject of the New York Times bestseller Wallace.
- Baltimore Police Department Officer Kelly Steinhorn, who famously saved the abused Pretzel the Pit Bull.
- Several guardians of other rescued pit bulls terriers who have endured unspeakable abuse.
“For 20 years I believed entertaining people was what I was meant to do until Angel came into my life and showed me that standing up for pits through entertainment is my true calling,” continued Corry. “She has given my life a greater sense of purpose. Angel is the inspiration for this March, Stand Up For Pits and living proof that Pit Bull Terriers are in fact, inherently good.”
For more information:
- visit http://standupforpits.us
Photo Credit: Stand Up for Pits Foundation; PRWeb