Childhelp Capitol CAREaoke Event to Raise Money for Abused

SCOTTSDALE (May 27, 2009) – With the current popularity of singing reality shows, it’s no wonder why the annual Childhelp Capitol CAREaoke is a hit every year. Where else can you get elected officials and media personalities on stage singing their favorite tunes for a good cause?

Childhelp’s annual Capitol CAREaoke event will be held on Wed., June 3 and will bring together Washington’s elite for an evening of karaoke singing. This year’s event is emceed by ABC 7 New’s Rebecca Cooper and dinner is presented by Wolfgang Puck. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

Childhelp Celebrity Ambassador Megyn Kelly, co-host of America’s Newsroom, on the Fox News Channel will be in attendance and confirmed guests include Rep. John Shadegg and Rep. Patrick Kennedy. Media personalities that will be belting out ballads include Brett Baier and Major Garrett, from Fox News; Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC; John King and Dana Bash from CNN and Mike Allen from Politico amongst many others.

All proceeds will benefit Childhelp programs in the Washington, DC area. Sponsors include Isagenix, Hahn & Hessen LLP, and CRG Partners. Individual tickets are $500. To reserve tickets or purchase sponsorships, please contact Tara Tucker at (571) 438-1653, or via email at

In 2009, Childhelp commemorates 50 years of bringing the light of hope and healing into the lives of countless children. CEO and Co-Founder Sara O’Meara and President and Co-Founder Yvonne Fedderson started Childhelp in 1959, establishing it as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect and at-risk children. Childhelp’s approach focuses on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services; children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp also created the Childhelp National Day of Hope®, held each April during National Child Abuse Prevention Month, that mobilizes people across America to join the fight against child abuse.

For more information about Childhelp and to learn how to get involved in our 50th anniversary celebration, please call 480-922-8212 or visit