MiceChat News Team, 9/16/06
The Little Mermaid Sponsors St. Jude Charity Event

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Modeling fashions by Robert Ellis and Sy Devore, Cindy Crawford, Daisy Fuentes and other celebrities sauntered down a virtual “under the sea” catwalk Friday night at the Beverly Hilton to raise money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The fourth annual “Runway for Life” was sponsored by Disney’s The Little Mermaid 2-Disc Platinum Edition DVD and the Conair Corporation with all proceeds benefiting cancer and catastrophic illness research for children.

Cindy Crawford and Daisy Fuentes

Among the other celebrities working the runway were Deidre Hall (Days of Our Lives), Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle), Chris Klein (American Pie), Anna Kournikova, Rob Morrow (Numb3rs, Northern Exposure), Cybill Shepherd (Cybill) and Brenda Strong (Desperate Housewives).

Jane Kaczmarek and Chris Klein

Anna Kournikova and Rob Morrow

Cybill Shepherd

Over a thousand guests attended the event which also included dinner, a silent auction of one-of-a-kind items and the live auction of a $1 million Enzo Ferrari donated by a private owner. The event was expected to raise over $2 million.

(l. to r.) Phil Donahue, event co-chair Marlo Thomas and Robert Chapek (Buena Vista Home Entertainment)

All this could be yours for a million bucks

Highlighting the evening was a live musical performance of “Part of Your World” by Jodi Benson, the original voice of Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Jodi Benson

Buena Vista Home Entertainment will release The Little Mermaid 2-Disc Platinum Edition on October 3rd.