Star-studded lineup announced for WE Day Seattle

Star-studded lineup announced for WE Day Seattle

WE Day is an influential series of educational events that use the momentum of a concert with the inspiration of amazing stories of guidance and change that occur every year in such countries as the USA, Canada and UK. This year WE Day Seattle has announced its presenters, speakers and performers who will be in attendance for this incredible event taking place on April 20, 2016 at the KeyArena at the Seattle Center. Some of those celebrity faces include Ciara, Kat Graham, Lilly Singh, The Band Perry, Paula Abdul, Jordan Smith, Marlee Matlin, Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks’ Ricardo Lockette and Doug Baldwin, George Takei, Madison Beer, Bailee Madison, Dominic Sherwood, Becca Tobin, Kardinal Offishall, SOL and many more. These celebrity activists will join WE Day co-founders and worldwide activists, Craig and Marc Kielburger, to share their desire for change and international experiences, as well as to motivate the crowd with memorable performances and motivational speeches. “Performing at WE Day last year for the first time in front of thousands of young people was such a beautiful, and inspiring experience,” said Grammy Award-winning entertainer, songwriter and producer, Ciara. “It’s amazing to see the positive actions being taken by the future generation with the ‘WE movement’ to create real changes in our world.” With the help of these well-known stars, children around the world will be inspired to contribute to bettering the situations of those who are in need.

Joining the star-studded ensemble are local youths with moving personal stories including Abigail Houck, age 25, who at the early age of 9 years old was diagnosed with childhood Leukemia. A once athletic and spirited child, found herself feeling tired and weak due to the medication she was taking in order to fight this debilitating disease. Abigail was determined to take control of her life and started visualizing about one day attending the university of her dreams, The University of Washington. Everyday on her way to school she would pass by the university and hope she could one day be a student there. Due to the finances for her treatments, Abigail’s family had reached financial trouble. Fortunately for Abigail she received a 4-year scholarship from Cancer for College, an organization offering youths impacted by cancer with the chance to continue their education. Abigail is now cancer free and an advocate for pediatric cancer patients and survivors. She is now the Pacific Northwest Director of Cancer for College and is determined to use her second chance at life to provide scholarships to cancer patients who went through the same difficulties she did. Abigail is just one of the many motivational speakers who will be attending this inspiring event.

Images courtesy We Day.

WE Day inspires this generation of young people to change and motivates them towards compassion and improving communities internationally. Thanks to the Co-Title Sponsors Microsoft Philanthropies and Allstate, WE Day Seattle will gather 15,000 students in a motivational setting, celebrating the commitment they have to bring awareness and action to local and global causes they care about.

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