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Archives for: March 28th, 2014

Lizzie Sider creates #LikeAGirl Anthem

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Posted on March 14, 2015

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When our intention is to insult someone, we use “like a girl” to describe their action. When did this phrase turn into something negative? What are we conveying to girls by using it? –GWEN

“I like GWEN” says Lizzie Sider. You should, too!  

Official lyric video for Lizzie Sider “LIKE A GIRL”
Available on iTunes: http://goo.gl/xlUDwy
Share your #LIKEAGIRL moment with us on Twitter https://twitter.com/LizzieSider and Instagram! http://instagram.com/lizziesider

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OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO for @LizzieSider‘s NEW single #LikeAGirl #ANTHEM http://youtu.be/Johj_biMu-0 #SingLikeAGirl #lizziesider

Lizzie Sider to celebrate bullying prevention month in Las Vegas

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Posted on October 12, 2014

World Trust Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit will present its youth ambassador, country/pop – singer/songwriter Lizzie Sider, during theLife is Beautiful festival , a music, food, art and learning festival in Downtown Las Vegas Oct. 24-26.  We are so proud of Lizzie for being a GWEN gal, and she is sharing her message wherever she can.

Sider will be interviewed for the Life is Beautiful HD Streaming event and record public service announcements to inspire young people to become global citizens. Currently on a national media tour, the star is actively promoting her anti-bullying awareness campaign, “Nobody Has the Power to Ruin Your Day.” She is asking everyone to answer the question, “What will you do to change the world?” for World Trust Foundation’s Your Voice, Your Choice social media campaign.

With her debut single “Butterfly,” 16-year-old is rocking as a country chart sensation and role model and to fans of multiple generations. “Butterfly” is a song about Sider’s journey to overcome the teasing and bullying she experienced in elementary school. It has reached Top 40 on the Music Row Country Chart and received over 1,000,000 views on YouTube.

Sider discovered music and theater in Jackson, Wyoming, where she has spent the greater part of every summer since she was born. Growing up, Sider attended concerts of Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum. Sider has opened for Jamie O’Neal and for Aaron Tippin.

The Life is Beautiful HD streaming event will feature select highlights of concerts, culinary demonstrations, art exhibitions and learning sessions in four vertical channels. Celebrity interviews and PSAs that promote global citizenship and aligned causes will also be featured throughout the stream-cast. As youth ambassador of World Trust, Sider will be on hand to share personal experiences that inspired her to advocate for young people struggling with the issues like bullying that plagued her own childhood.

Designed as a fully interactive social experience, the online viewing screen will provide a social network platform where Sider’s fans can share their commitment to the Your Voice campaign during the live stream for several hours on each day of the festival.

Purposed as a fundraiser to support youth empowerment initiatives, the Life is Beautiful HD Streaming Event will be available to the public on a $20 donation-per-view basis at Events.WorldTrust.org. All proceeds support youth empowerment and mentoring programs via World Trust Foundation. Share with @LizzieSider using #YourVoice and #LifeisBeautifulStreaming.

GWEN Delivers Clean Water in Ghana

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Posted on September 30, 2013

tess 1After weeks in Ghana filming the “Road to Redemption,” Tess Cacciatore and filmmaker, Jeta Amata, were exhausted but committed to return to the Akuse Village.  While filming in Akuse, Cacciatore and Amata promised the village chief they would return with water filters and the necessary equipment in order to provide potable water to a large portion of the village population.

GWEN, in partnership with Waves for Water, distributed the Sawyer Filters to various communities visited throughout the filming.  In Akusi, they distributed three filters – to the village chief, the local school and hospital.  “We gave them a surprise visit and delivered the filters. The chief of the village was very excited and surprised that we even came back,” said Cacciatore.

At Dagme West District Hospital, the filter was donated to the maternity ward as the medical superintendent, Dr. Kennedy Brightson, is passionate about maternal health.

Dr Kennedy BrightsonWith an infectious smile and hearty laugh, Dr. Brightson is dedicated to eradicating the most common causes of maternal mortality in Ghana – hemorrhage, infection, high blood pressure, unsafe abortion, and obstructed labor – all preventable if there is access to prenatal care, skilled care during childbirth, and post-natal care is readily available.

Akusi village schoolMaternal health is high on the agenda of the Ghana government which pledged to the Millennium Development Goal of reducing maternal mortality by 75 percent between 2009 and 2015. For Ghana this means bringing down deaths from its current level of 350 per 100,000 live births to 185 in the next two years.