Now in its third year of celebration, West Hollywood's Own Pacific Design Center was the scene for this year's Friend Movement 'Stardust Soiree' Gala. All the honorees and guests convened inside of Industry Gallery to recognize the hard work and dedication set forth by the friend family, and to continue to celebrate and spread the word about friendship!
Friend Movement prides itself on the support it receives from artists and entrepreneurs who pay it forward while on the pursuit of their own goals and dreams! Many will proudly admit that, through friendship and the support shown by their peers, they were able to get to where they are now. One of those friends happens to be none other than Will Mochon, the recipient of the evening's coveted "Thank You For Being A Friend" Award. Dealing with the recent passing of his parents, Will reminds us how it is the friendship and love he is shown that keeps him going. He reciprocates that friendly embrace by giving back to his community. Mr. Mochon is active with GLSEN and Trevor Project where he helps people of all walks of life, young and old, deal with their struggles. He takes on so much and gives back so much despite his own personal becomings. Never complaining, and always embodying the true character of friendship in his work and life, it is no wonder Friend Movement picked him as the next in line for this honorable award! This evening's Soiree is dedicated to his parents who are "looking down at their boy, proud!" (-Eddie Lobo)
We recently got to work with Mr. Ted Hart! He's the author of 6 motivating and educational books perfect for the philanthropic entrepreneur in each and every one of us! Ted, best known as the Non-Profit Coach, landed a photoshoot with us at Augustus Photography through his own generous and charitable contributions to an organization near and dear to our hearts known as the Friend Movement! You may have seen posts or heard us talking about them (Friend Movement) in the past! They are a non-profit that combats the negativity of bullying through the promotion of friendship!
Beyond pen and paper, Ted is a very warm and charming man. Leading his life, it seems, like he leads his talks; Highly motivating, joyful, and grateful! He's a father of two and, in a recent interview, when asked what he'd do if he won a million dollars, he answered with creating a trust for his children. Really falls in line with his selfless and giving nature!
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