The WHC Garden Brunch celebrates it’s 19th year and honored Susan Axelrod and Steve & Jean Case. Watch Elle Macpherson, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Governor Haley Barbour, Kerry Washington, Danny Strong, Rosario Dawson, Hilary Rosen, Willie Geist, Alex Castellanos, Brad Keywell, Meghan McCain, Ed Henry, Danielle Panabaker, and David Axelrod talk about CURE Epilepsy and The White Ribbon Alliance.
Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist and co-author of “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” used his latest post to remind us all that Mother’s Day is more than just flowers and breakfast in bed.
The column names organizations that are helping to make motherhood safer including White Ribbon Alliance and CARE, part of the coalition that makes up Mothers Day Every Day.
The 2010 WHC Garden Brunch helped raised awareness for maternal mortality and the role mothers play in not only building families but in fostering communities worldwide.
Here is a video with some of the motherly advice shared by a few guests at the brunch.
While at the 2010 White House Correspondents’ Garden Brunch, guests were asked to share the best advice from their mother in honor of Mothers Day Every Day and CURE Epilepsy.
Some of the answers from the media, business, and political elite who stepped across the lawn at the 18th annual brunch are posted below – and be sure to WATCH the video of the tribute to two important causes which affects the lives and health of families all across the globe: maternal mortality and epilepsy.
Susan Axelrod, Founder & Chair of CURE Epilepsy spoke from the heart about the disease and the desperate need to support research and find a cure. Axelrod, the honorary co-chair of the brunch, was joined on stage by “Glee” star Matthew Morrison, People’s cover boy Chace Crawford, and HBO’s “The Pacific” star Joe Mazzello, as well as the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato, who showed their support for CURE Epilepsy and MDED by signing a giant Mother’s Day card.
CHERYL HINES: My mom taught me to have fun in life. That’s what it’s about!
RUPERT MURDOCH: My mother told me to look after my sisters!
DANA DELANEY: Tell the truth – it’s easier to remember
STEVE WEBER: Swallow your spit
SUSAN SHER, First Lady’s Chief of Staff: 1. Always wear lipstick 2.
It’s just as easy to fall in love with a rich man as a poor man. (I followed neither.)
WOLF BLITZER: Do the best you can!
ARIANNA HUFFINGTON: Be fearless!
NICK JONAS: Treat women with respect!
JOE JONAS: Coins are not edible!
DEMI LOVATO: Pack clean underwear!
JOE MAZZELLO, HBO’s “The Pacific”: Make it real
DAVID GREGORY: Always wear socks!
KIM KARDASHIAN: My favorite thing my mother taught me is…. To be myself
CHEVY CHASE: Make sure you shake few hands. You can get hurt.
JAYNI CHASE: Wear comfortable shoes.
PATRICIA ARQUETTE: Get quiet and ask God to let you feel who you are …your true self.
BRET BAIER: Always open a door and pull out a chair for a lady!
ANDREA MITCHELL: Watch out when you cross the street
Wendy Williams walked into the 2010 White House Correspondents’ Garden Brunch with a smile on her face. If the talk show host were harboring any bad feelings about whom she would potentially be dining with that evening, it sure didn’t show.
Williams was escorted to the brunch by American Urban Radio Network‘s White House correspondent April Ryan and was to be seated at the network’s table at the annual WHCA Dinner later that evening. Except Williams didn’t go to the dinner.
According to the NY Daily News, the American Urban Radio Network also invited former “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth to the dinner without realizing the two women have had an ongoing tiff since 2008.
Welcome to Washington, Wendy!