Amandla Stenberg, Willow Shields and District 3 Tribute Kaila Prescott recently all met up with Unicity’s Make Life Better Foundation‘s teen team. Their mission is to combat obesity and diabetes, and they shared that with our cast at the Kids’ Choice Awards Celebrity Fund Raising Event. We have the story from PR Web and some pictures of Amandla, Willow and Kaila at the event!
The Make Life Better Foundation announced today they successfully introduced their mission to combat obesity and diabetes around the world to The Hunger Games teen celebrities and their families, last month at the Kids’ Choice Awards Celebrity Fund Raising Event. The event benefitted the American Cancer Society and was hosted by GBK Productions, BOP & Tiger Beat at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills.
The Hunger Games, which started as a young adult novel written by American television writer and novelist Suzanne Collins, was first published on September 2008. The story is about 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world in the country of Panem where the countries of North America once existed. The Capitol, a highly advanced metropolis, holds hegemony over the rest of the nation. The Hunger Games are an annual event in which one boy and one girl aged 12 to 18 from each of the 12 districts surrounding the Capitol are selected by lottery to compete in a televised battle until only one person is left.
The Make Life Better Foundation teen team—Christopher (age 15), McKall (age 15), Kylie (age 13), and Nate (age 11)—introduced the foundation to the Kids’ Choice Awards nominees and presenters and their families, and were especially delighted to meet teen stars from The Hunger Games movie. The foundation team talked with Hunger Games stars Amandla Stenberg (who played ‘Rue’), Kalia Prescott (who played the tribute from District 3), and Willow Shields (who played Prim).
Since its initial release, the Hunger Games novel has been translated into 26 languages and rights of production have been sold in 38 countries. The book received mostly positive feedback from major reviewers and authors. The opening weekend of the movie release at the box office was the third-best debut of all time and reached domestic numbers of $155 million. International numbers in over 67 markets were impressive according to Lionsgate the company which released the movie.
“I loved meeting Amandla who plays Rue in the Hunger Games,” said Kylie, member of the Make Life Better Foundation teen team. “We told her and her mom about the Make Life Better Foundation and they said what Unicity is doing to help people with diabetes is really cool.”