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International Dove Ball to Honor Child Advocates


International Advocates for Children is holding its second International Dove Ball on February 5, 2005 at the Ritz-Carlton in downtown Atlanta, Georgia at 6:30 p.m. Child advocate and actress Jane Russell and Dutch State Parliament Member Maarten Brekelmans will be honored for thier efforts in working with orphaned and abandoned children.

(PRWEB) January 20, 2005 -- The International Dove Ball slated for February 5, 2005, at the Ritz-Carlton in downtown Atlanta at 6:30 p.m. will host a slew of attendees from politicians to CEOs to the citys socialites. The A-list includes Hollywood screen legend and adoptive parent Jane Russell along with Dutch State Parliament Member Maarten Brekelmans who are also serving as the Honorary Chairs for the event for their dedication to child advocacy.

Since the 1950s, Russell has facilitated the adoptive placement of nearly 38,000 children through her organization WAIF, which pioneered the adoption of children from foreign countries by American families and also helped match foster children in the US with permanent families. Adoption is one of the most important things in the world," says Russell an adoptive mother of two children.

Brekelmans echoes Russells sentiment and has also witnessed the need of parentless children first hand. After retiring a few years ago, he has dedicated his time to traveling through many countries mentoring and working with orphaned children -- children whose greatest desire is to have a family of their own.

The International Dove Ball will feature dinner, music, and both silent and live auctions. Proceeds from this event will go towards funding International Advocates for Childrens (IAC) initiatives. IAC, is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, focused solely on protecting the rights of orphaned and abandoned children worldwide. The organization offers assistance to governments to build more efficient systems that will best serve children in need of loving and safe homes. For additional information on IAC, please visit www.iachildren.org. For tickets, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities please call Executive Director Lynda Lee Smith at  678-893-7470 .

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