SOURCE: Country for Women's Health Initiative

Country for Women's Health Initiative

June 25, 2009 07:18 ET

Miss California USA, "Dancing With the Stars'" Karina Smirnoff and Mark Ballas, and Hollywood's Sexiest Women Join Hollywood 411 Host Adrianna Costa to Support 'One Night for Women's Health' Benefit

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - June 25, 2009) - The Country for Women's Health Initiative (CFWHI) was created with the hope of improving the lives of women, as much as possible, in developing countries, dying from preventable diseases. On Friday, June 26th at Club 740 in Los Angeles, Hollywood's sexiest women will be on hand to support the 1st Annual 'One Night for Women's Health' benefit. In addition to host Adrianna Costa celebrity guests include "Dancing with the Stars'" Karina Smirnoff, Miss California USA Tami Farrell, Miss California Teen USA Chelsea Gilligan, former Miss USA Ali Landry, Kimberly Locke ("American Idol"), "Deal or No Deal's" Leyla Milani, Erin Sanders ("Zoey 101"), and Julia Anderson ("True Beauty") along with soap stars Serah D'Laine, Sean Kanan, Agnes Nicole Winter, and Jacqueline MacInnes Woods. Tickets are available in advance for $25 via or $35 at the door. 100% of the proceeds will support the efforts of the C.F.W.H.I.

Hors d' oeuvres served compliments of Food Perfected, dessert by Culinary Delight, and specialty drinks compliments of IS Vodka. Other sponsors include Club 740 and Pro Lab Digital.

Every day more than 1,500 women and 10,000 newborns die due to complications that could have been prevented with additional resources. CFWHI's mission is to raise awareness and funds for myriad organizations working towards improving the health of women through research, advocacy and educational programs throughout the world.

"I am very proud of what we are doing," says Stephanie Lapensee, Senior Director of Operations and Creator of CFWHI. "As women living in North America, we often take for granted the health hazards that millions of women face on a daily basis in other countries. That is why this Initiative is so important and I am pleased so many amazing women are coming together to support this cause."

The C.F.W.H.I. also has projects to increase access to reproductive health services and contraceptives, ensure that births are attended by trained personnel, include sexual education in schools, address the problem of teenage pregnancy, introduce contraception methods and family planning methods in small communities and increase the number of health facilities. Further information about the CFWHI can be found at

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