'N Sync's Lance Bass and Entourage's Emmanuelle Chriqui go Head to Head for Charity
LOS ANGELES, May 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Beginning today, May
30th, 'N Sync's Lance Bass and Entourage's Emmanuelle Chriqui will
battle to see who can raise the most money for their favorite charity,
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Colon Cancer Canada. The Power
of 2 (www.power-of-2.org), a charity initiative dedicated to unlocking
celebrity power for social good,has wrangled the star studded pair to
duke it out for their debut American P2 match-up -- and there's a
catch, the loser has to perform a crazy stunt.
The Power of 2 allows celebrities to go beyond the red carpet and use
social media as a tool to make meaningful social impact and educate
their fans. And, the bet will make things very interesting. Fans can
donate $2 or more to Emmanuelle and Lance's favorite charity at
www.power-of-2.org as many times as they would like up till midnight on
Thursday, June 14th to see who will be crowned the Power of 2 champion.
Both charities will win, but the celebrity loser will have to cash in
during a very public dare. If Emmanuelle wins, Lance will dress up as
PooFu the dog (a costume he wore for one of his first jobs in Laurel,
Mississippi) and Emmanuelle will walk him though LA's Runyon Canyon,
the area's most popular hiking and dog walking spot.
"I lost my mother to colon cancer at a very young age and my father
continues to battle the disease," states Emmanuelle. "This is a cause
very close to my heart, and it's a preventable cancer if caught in
time. That's why I've made it my mission to promote awareness and take
the shame out of getting tested. And this spring I'm looking forward to
this Power of 2 competition, earning the most donations and taking
Lance on a good long walk."