Design for Humanity Countdown

By Alexander Haro

Imagine the best party you can think of. Imagine two different concert stages, two bands and four DJs, six bars, and an absolute glut of gorgeous women flaunting their stuff clad only in bikinis. And if you're not into that, there is still the appetizers, incredible art, and shoulder-rubbing with celebrities. Now tack on the fact that by going to this party, you'd be contributing to a cause that's greater than the party itself: You would be helping child soldiers in a war-torn country regain their lives and get a start on an increasingly bright future. You'd go to that party, right?

Well, you're invited. Billabong is throwing their fourth annual charity event, Design for Humanity, and this year, it's too big to be indoors. Taking place in the NY Backlot at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, CA, DJ Mark Moreno, Pase Rock, Them Jeans, Classixx, and the legendary Fischerspooner will hand out the proverbial dancing shoes and rock the stinking, sweaty socks off of a collective group of bikini-clad models and party-goers alike. You can also take a gander at the art show and product collaboration that Billabong has put together—and bid on items in which all the proceeds will benefit Invisible Children, an organization dedicated to ending the abduction of children who are forced into becoming soldiers in Northern Uganda. The funds raised will be put toward school construction, education of future leaders, and promoting job creation.

"Design For Humanity is a strong statement from Billabong saying that they care about the world around them. Each year, they partner with a charity that they believe in, and put their weight behind a massive event that will raise substantial money for the chosen cause," says Jedidiah Jenkins, director of Media and Public relations for the Invisible Children Foundation. "We are amped about this event because of Billabong's integrity, purpose, and vision behind the whole thing. Their hearts are for making a difference, and impacting youth culture in a positive and inspiring way. We couldn’t agree more, and together, we are excited to celebrate activism, idealism, art and music together on June 10."

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