Joined by good friend Meaghan Martin, the young actresses came out to support the foundation which has raised more than one million dollars to support quality of life programs for young people affected by spinal cord injury.
“Oh, and I literally had the best time ever at #LifeRollsOn #NightByTheOcean last night! Everyone there is amazing including @katieleclerc :D” Laura tweeted afterwards.
The 20-year-old actress is currently living her dream and for the second year now — helping others follow theirs with the help of Acuvue’s One-Day Contest — and took time out to chat with JJJ about that and much more. Check it:
JJJ: You’ve been involved with Acuvue a couple years now. Who would you say has been your biggest cheerleader when it comes to helping you achieve your own dreams? MM: My family’s always been so amazing through thick and thin. They’ve been supporting me and encouraging me to do what I love doing, which sometimes seems crazy, but they’ve always seen me through it.
JJJ: Joe and Demi have also teamed up with Acuvue. Has it been fun being part of a project with them again? MM: Yeah, definitely! It’s awesome. It’s always good seeing people that you know and are friends with. This year with the contest, I’ve worked with every person that’s been involved with it!
JJJ: Everyone loved you three in Camp Rock, do you think that chapter in your life has come to a close, or is there any chance fans will you see rock out in another one? MM: I don’t think there will be another one. If there is, I won’t be a part of it. We had so much fun working on it, but it’s definitely coming to a close.
JJJ: Acuvue is all about embracing your confidence. When do you feel most confident? MM: I think I feel the most confident when I’m surrounded by the right people. Whenever I’m around my family and my friends – they’re the people that make me feel confident. It’s hard when you’re in a new space and around people that you don’t know, but when you’re with people who you know love and care about you, it’s easy to just be yourself!
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The comedy is an adaptation of the Brent Hartinger 2003 YA novel, which follows a group of high school students who feel like outsiders because of their sexual orientation. The book’s narrator, Russel Middlebrook, then finds himself helping to form an after school club for the students, so that they can hang out together without anyone suspecting their secrets.
In partnership with Funny or Die, Defeat The Label gathered a group of celebs in support of the event, which encourages everyone to Stand4Change Against Bullying TODAY.
Over one million students and counting have registered to participate in this epic event, which will serve as an international rallying point to demonstrate the commitment to no longer tolerate bullying in our schools and our communities.
“Reaching over one million participants is just the beginning of the first annual Stand4Change Against Bullying Day,” Jeff Sakwa, President of Defeat the Label shared. “Our hope is that this event continues to grow and creates a level of awareness which can help put an end to bullying.”
Proceeds and donations to STAND4CHANGE Against Bullying Day and Defeat the Label will go towards providing financial support for partner organizations with anti-bullying school programs and curriculums. Funds will also be attributed to the launch of an interactive application, BullyShout which will be integrated with a 24 hour Anti- Bullying Hotline.
Joining the two are Demi Lovato, Tyler Blackburn and athlete Allyson Felix for the contest, which will give five winners the chance to meet and be mentored for a day by one of the five teen icons.
The winners will also receive a second trip to Los Angeles to attend a teen event, and a one-year supply of 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® Brand Contact Lenses.
Want to enter? All you have to do is upload a thirty (30) to sixty (60) second video showing or telling what you hope to achieve one day, how you find the confidence to pursue their dreams and why you should be chosen. You can enter through June 7th on YouTube.
Want some inspiration? Check out the winners of the 2011 contest!