New York, NY, March 09, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- This year National Love Our Children Day goes on the road. The event will take place at Villa Roma Resort in Sullivan County, NY at its SoapStock Weekend featuring Jacob Young and Chrishell Strause (All My Children), Billy Magnussen (As TheWorld Turns), Kim Zimmer, Robert Newman and Caitlin VanZandt (Guiding Light) and Ilene Kristen and Mark Lawson (One Life To Live).
These talented soap stars have generously donated their time and talent. They will be on hand on the eve of National Love Our Children Day (Friday, April 3rd) to meet and greet guests, attend the National Love Our Children Day Festivities and will perform on Saturday evening in the Villa Resort Forum on Saturday, April 4th.
An initiative of Love Our Children USA, this special day is celebrated annually on the first Saturday of every April to honor children, strengthen families and raise awareness for efforts to keep children safe. Each year the day is recognized with a proclamation from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
National Love Our Children Day is like Mother's and Father's Day for children and is celebrated across the U.S. This day was created to acknowledge the value of children and to educate parents on the importance of giving them love, protection and respect, the three essential elements children need to become strong and successful adults. By promoting healthy and happy children and strengthening families through the support of our nation’s communities, we can keep kids safe.
The event is a “Celebration of Children Day” attended by children and families and is sponsored by Villa Roma Resort, Sullivan County Visitors Association, Soapdom and Rolemommy.com to date.
National Love Our Children Day 2008 was celebrated at a karaoke restaurant in New York City and was chaired by Elisabeth Hasselbeck (The View), hosted by Cameron Mathison (All My Children and Dancing With The Stars) and attended by over 300 of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut's families.
Celebrities Meredith Vieira (Today Show), Ashleigh Banfield (Hollywood Heat), Frank Grillo (Blind Justice, Prison Break), Yvonna Wright (Guiding Light), Tobias Truvillion (One Life To Live), The DEY, and the New Menudo who performed, attended the event ... but the big stars were the children and the smiles on their faces. The event was kicked off at the Closing of the Bell Ceremony at NASDAQ with Melania Trump, Cameron Mathison, Rebecca Budig (All My Children), Miss Teen New Jersey, Maria Sansone of The 9, and others from the business community.
Additional celebrities who have supported National Love Our Children Day include: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Lisa Kudrow, Michael Buble, Emily Blunt, Sean Hayes, Sting, Beyonce, Phil Collins, Martina McBride, Melissa Etheridge, Jon Bon Jovi, Barry Manilow, Cindy Crawford, Tom Bergeron, CSI:Miami, Dancing With The Stars, American idol, Will & Grace, Friends, Nancy Kerrigan, the NY Yankees, NE Patriots, the NBA, Derek Jeter, Muhammad Ali, Frederique Van Der Wal and many others.
Ross Ellis, Founder and Chief Executive Officer said "we urge all parents, families and communities to take time to honor children on each year on the first Saturday of April! Whether you’re a parent or not, children touch your heart in some way. We all have children in our lives, whether it's a son or daughter, relative, friend or neighbor's child. What greater purpose does a person have than to help protect respect, honor and celebrate a child? What is more powerful than the realization that a child needs my love?"
Spend the day with the children and teens in your life. Shower them with special attention. Take them to a movie, game, fair, circus, concert, shopping or out to lunch. Do something special together, spend time in your community together, or buy them something they’ve been wanting for a long time — just because you love them.
Whatever you choose to do with your children on Love Our Children Day, make it a special day. Celebrate together. Children are our treasures.
For more information and reservations on SoapStock Weekend visit
www.villaroma.com or call Toll Free: 1-800-533-6767
For more information on National Love Our Children Day visit www.loveourchildrenusa.org or call 1.888.347.KIDS.