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Teen Cast of Up In Arms Comedy Hosts a Fundraiser Benefiting Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Hosted by Alex Dale and Brittany Glodean

December 2, 2013 (Newswire.com) - Get ready for an evening of teen comedy and music for a great cause! The teen cast of Up In Arms comedy in collaboration with KCAA, NBC News Radio, will host a fundraiser to benefit the Pediatric Spinal Deformity Endowment at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, a red carpet event at the Park La Brea Theater to be held on Sunday, December 8, 2013. The event will be hosted by teen singing sensation and granddaughter of the legendary Barry White, Brittany Glodean, who will also be performing two of her original songs. Other performers include rising EDM female duo Pink Diamonds, pop solo artist Anthuhny, Elijah Tomlinson, the cast of Up In Arms, Bailey Morgan and more.

The event will be attended by many celebrities who will walk the red carpet beginning at 5 p.m. Some of the celebrities will include:

Brittany Glodean Singer
Ethan Dizon The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, How I Met Your Mother
Daniel Curtis Lee Glee, Disney's Zeke and Luther
Dylan Snyder Disney's Kickin It, Modern Family
Hutch Dano Disney's Zeke and Luther
Glodean White Singer from the legendary R&B group, Love Unlimited
Kelsey Chao Singer, Pink Diamonds
Yvette Tario Singer, Pink Diamonds
Paul Lane "The Morning Show" KCAA, NBC News Radio

Up In Arms films its SNL style episodic teen comedy launched in 2011 by teen creator and head writer, Alex Dale. The teenage mastermind behind the creation of Up In Arms was diagnosed with Scheuermann Kyphosis, a spinal deformity in August 2010 and had to wear a back brace for nine months, which did not cure him. In July 2011, David Skaggs, MD, Chief, Children's Orthopaedic Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, performed a spinal fusion on Alex to correct the curvature of his spine.

Up In Arms was created to raise funds for Children's Hospital Los Angeles Pediatric Spinal Deformity Endowment - the endowment was established to research treatment methods for children suffering from Scheuermann's Kyphosis. The show is entirely written and directed by the teen actors.

For more information, visit www.UpInArmsComedy.com or watch their sketches on YouTube at www.YouTube.com/UpInArmsComedy.

The event is sponsored by KCAA, NBC News Radio, Wintershaw Enterprises, Angel Berry (singer), and Coca Cola.

 

Alex Dale, Writer and Creator of "Up In Arms Comedy" Raises Money for Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Alex Dale and Madison Curtis present a check to Dr. David Skaggs, Chief   of Pediatric Orthopedics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Alex Dale and Madison Curtis present a check to Dr. David Skaggs, Chief   of Pediatric Orthopedics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Alex Dale, 16, a Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Junior Ambassador and writer and creator of the comedy web series Up In Arms, recently donated $150 to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

The teenage mastermind behind the creation of Up In Arms was diagnosed with Scheuermann Kyphosis, a spinal deformity in August 2010 and had to wear a back brace for nine months, which did not cure him. In July 2011, David Skaggs, MD, Chief, Children's Orthopaedic Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, performed a spinal fusion on Alex to correct the curvature of his spine.

There is currently inadequate information and research about Scheuermann Kyphosis. Funds are being collected to explore the disorder to provide more treatment options for children so that they do not have to live with the effects of kyphosis into adulthood.

In 2011, Alex launched his web series, Up In Arms, to raise money for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to help research treatment for children who are diagnosed with Scheuermann Kyphosis. It is described as a cross between The Daily Showand Saturday Night Live and is written in a humorous fashion, focused on social issues that teens are dealing with and to ultimately lend support for others who are struggling with spinal deformity.

“I want to assist other people who are suffering from Scheuermann Kyphosis and raise funds to help research alternate methods for treatment,” says Alex. Viewers can give back to the cause through the Up In Arms website, where 100% of the proceeds go directly to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

For the full article, visit the Children's Hospital Los Angeles media page.