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Volunteer Spotlight: Abigail Breslin

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Congratulations to actress Abigail Breslin, who was honored on Saturday, July 27th at Variety�s Power of Youth event in Los Angeles for her commitment to Project Sunshine as a volunteer and an ambassador. Since 2007, shortly after being nominated for her role in Little Miss Sunshine, Abigail has been volunteering her time at hospital programs, speaking at Project Sunshine events, and encouraging other volunteers and supporters of all ages to get involved and make a difference in the lives of children facing medical challenges. She visits New York City hospitals with Project Sunshine when home on the East Coast, and on July 26th she also visited Children�s Hospital Los Angeles with Project Sunshine, where she helped transform the hospital into a special movie star-themed party for the children. She participated in arts & crafts and photo booth activities, and even brought her guitar to sing and play with the children.

On July 27th, Universal Studios hosted Variety�s 7th Annual Power of Youth block party, where GenerationOn recognized young stars that have made significant contributions to charitable or philanthropic causes. Abigail was awarded for her long-time commitment to Project Sunshine, and Project Sunshine volunteers, children, and family members joined the gathering to celebrate and cheer her on. While Abigail has called all of her fellow Project Sunshine volunteers �inspiring,� it was Abigail�s words on July 27th when she accepted her award, where she spoke about the true power of youth to make a difference in the lives of others, which inspired the crowd and the community. Project Sunshine was thrilled and honored to be part of the Power of Youth event with Abigail, and we congratulate Abigail on her wonderful work, her passion for Project Sunshine�s mission and her commitment to the children and families that we serve.

Please check out exciting press coverage of Abigail�s award here:

Abigail Breslin for Project Sunshine: Variety Power of Youth Honoree
Variety Power of Youth Brings the Smiles
Jake T. Austin, Abigail Breslin & Tyler Posey: Backstage at Power of Youth 2013! - Just Jared Jr.

More Volunteer Stories of Interest

Sports Illustrated model, Damaris Lewis, volunteered for her second year as a Project Sunshine Dance Camp instructor to empower young women through dance.
Emilio Delgado, who has played Luis on Sesame Street for 40 years, brought sunshine to pediatric patients at Mount Sinai´s KidZone as part of Project Sunshine´s Book Club