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EMIRATES PALACE hosted two American superstars on Saturday as the Make-AWish Foundation looked to raise money for their extremely worthy cause.



By David Light (Staff Reporter)

Published: Sun 1 Jun 2008, 11:12 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:15 PM

Baywatch favourite Pamela Anderson and R&B artist Montell Jordan, famous for his 1995 hit ‘This is how we do it,’ attended an evening event where the order of the day was fundraising. Both celebrities were chosen by the charity as Goodwill Ambassadors because of their previous philanthropic endeavours.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants terminally ill and children with lifethreatening diseases their greatest desire. “This can sometimes be a small as a laptop or as big as a trip to Disneyland,” stated Rita Baines of Make-A-Wish.

The evening, which was a thousand dirham ticket event at the Embassy club, included a performance by Montell and an extra special auction where the winner got to bid on a private dinner with Miss Anderson.

‘I am thrilled’ On coming to the Emirates Pamela said, “I am thrilled to be in Abu Dhabi, a place I have heard about but never seen. I am especially excited to be doing this to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organisation I have long admired and have always enjoyed helping them to raise money in the past.” She also went on to say that, “This is a great opportunity for my children to come here and see this amazing country. It’s a beau tiful place. When I was on Baywatch we granted many wishes to children so it is great to be working with this charity.” ‘It is the people who make the place’ Montell Jordan added, “For me it’s great to be back here.

This is my second time in Abu Dhabi and it’s great to be able to bring my wife.

Really, travelling around, it is the people who make the place. You can go around to a nice country and sometimes the people aren’t nice and it doesn’t make your journey very good. Here though they make for an awesome experience. This is one of the sexiest places in the world. It is a place that puts children first and alliances to charities like Make-A-Wish, is an example the world should embrace and support as both Pamela and I do. I think people in the US are just starting to realise how great the UAE is so it’s fantastic to be at the forefront, here with this charity.” When asked what their upcoming plans were Montell told us, “There is always so much more to be done, we’re just getting started. In terms of career and giving back it’s an exciting time.” Pamela added “I’m working on a reality TV show in order to highlight the different charities I work for including them coming here and seeing what the MakeA-Wish Foundation is all about.” The Make-A-Wish Foundation has enriched the lives of children with life threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. Although it is one of the world’s best known charities it has always strived to maintain the grass root fulfilment of its mission. I


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