Lanmark Technology Inc. President & CEO Lani Hay Hosts Private Dinner with ELLE Magazine to Salute Blue Star Families and The Creative Coalition's PSA campaign for suicide prevention among military members and familiesPublished by webadmin on Thu, 04/28/2011 - 22:24
Vienna, VA (April 2011) – On April 28, 2011, Lani Hay, President and CEO of Lanmark Technology Inc. partnered with ELLE magazine to host a private dinner with The Creative Coalition to honor Blue Star Families and the premiere of a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign to raise awareness and educate military families, veterans and service members about suicide prevention. The PSA was directed by The Creative Coalition President, Tim Daly.
The dinner also highlighted the Veterans Crisis Line campaign which is a confidential hotline and online chat service that provides round the clock support for all military Veterans and their families and friends. Hay remarked, "This new PSA raises awareness for a very important and not much talked about issue of suicide among our military veteran community. I thank both organizations for their efforts in highlighting such a difficult and important issue. As a navy veteran myself, I am honored by Blue Star Families' tireless efforts to raise awareness for the support available for active duty military, veterans and their families. It is no doubt that our military families are an important part of the operational readiness of our armed forces so thank you for your work in supporting, connecting and empowering our military families."
Hay was joined by guests Roberta Myers, Editor-in-Chief of ELLE Magazine; Tim Daly, Actor and President of The Creative Coalition ("Private Practice"); David Arquette (Scream, Never Been Kissed); Emmy Award-winner Patricia Arquette ("Medium," Holes); Jason Biggs (American Pie, "Mad Love," My Best Friends Girl, Over Her Dead Body); Omar Epps ("House," Alfie, Against the Ropes, Love & Basketball); Simon Helberg ("The Big Bang Theory"); Cheryl Hines ("Curb Your Enthusiasm," The Ugly Truth, Waitress, RV); Angus T. Jones ("Two and a Half Men," Bringing Down the House, The Rookie); Jack McBrayer ("30 Rock"); Alyssa Milano ("Charmed," "My Name Is Earl"); Marlon Wayans (White Chicks, Requiem for a Dream, Norbit, Scary Movie); and Ariel Winter ("Modern Family").
Headquartered in Vienna, VA, LMT is an SBA 8(a) certified, Woman-owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-owned, Small Disadvantaged Business whose Subject Matter Experts bring cutting edge Scientific, Engineering, and high-level Program Development and Management Solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide in the areas of: Intelligence-Cyber Space/Network Operations/Biometrics/Weapons Technical Intelligence; Asymmetric Warfare-Counter IED/Homeland Defense; and Electronic Warfare.
Blue Star Families (www.bluestarfam.org) is a national nonprofit organization of military families from all ranks and services, including guard and reserves. Blue Star Families mission is to support, connect and empower military families. In addition to morale and empowerment programs, Blue Star Families raises awareness of the challenges and strengths of military family life and works to make military life more sustainable. Membership includes military spouses, children and parents as well as service members, veterans and civilians.
The Veterans Crisis Line is a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) resource that connects Veterans in crisis or their families and friends with qualified, caring VA professionals. Assistance is available through a confidential, toll-free hotline or via online chat. The Veterans Crisis Line is staffed by caring VA responders, many who are Veterans themselves. Each responder understands the unique Veteran experience and is trained to handle any crisis.
ELLE is the No. 1 fashion magazine in the world, with 43 editions, 21 million readers, and 6.4 million copies sold every month worldwide. It is also the foundation of numerous brand extensions, including ELLE Décor (25 editions), ELLE A Table (four editions), and ELLE.com (28 websites with 20 million unique visitors). The U.S. edition reaches an audience of 5.6 million readers, who find in ELLE a rich mix of fashion, beauty and culture that lets the reader discover their personal style and public self.
The Creative Coalition (www.thecreativecoalition.org) is the premiere 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating and mobilizing its members on issues of public importance, primarily public education, the First Amendment, and arts advocacy, and is headquartered in New York City.