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Project Cuddle to Honor Y&R's Michelle Stafford


Michelle Stafford

Project Cuddle’s will honor ‘The Young and the Restless” Michelle Stafford at its annual Dinner by the Bay on Saturday, February 11, 2012.

Stafford will be honored for her outstanding contribution to Project Cuddle. The actress has served on the organization’s advisory board for 3 years and has excelled at spreading word about Project Cuddle’s cause. “Michelle has been a true ‘spunky’ angel,” says Founder and CEO Debbe Magnusen. “She is always willing to lend her name to help protect the tiniest of victims…the babies.”

The Emmy winner is preparing to launch an online fundraiser called Daytime Quacks — featuring unique rubber ducks signed by soap stars to be auctioned off for charity. “She has spoken with birth moms on the phone, encouraged me when I have met challenges and is a true cheerleader for Project Cuddle,” said Magnusen.

The “Denim and Diamonds” fundraiser held at The Hilton Long Beach and Executive Meeting Center will be hosted by national spokesperson John Stamos. Performances for the event include the Neil Morrow Band featuring John Stamos.

Other nominees include: President’s Choice Award, Dora Marie Klein; Founder’s Choice Award, Miguel Pola; Angel of the Year, Jeff & Syrna Glasser; Volunteer of the Year, Robin Johnson; and Phone Operator of the Year, Sandra Alvarado.

The Event Chairs this year are Talea Magnusen and Tamara Freedman, and the Event Hosts John Stamos and Debbe Magnusen. Lu Parker will be the Master of Ceremonies for the fundraising event, with Gary Eisenberger as Co-Master of Ceremonies.

All proceeds from this event will benefit Project Cuddle and help continue the mission of the organization to save the lives of babies from abandonment – as of today, 688 babies have been saved.

Date: Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Time: 6:30 PM Cocktails & Silent Auction, and 7:30 PM Dinner & Entertainment

Place: The Hilton Long Beach and Executive Meeting Center

701 West Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, California

VIP Table and VIP Individual tickets are SOLD OUT, but General tickets are still available upon request. General Table – $700; General Individual – $80 per person. Please call 714-432-9681 or visit their web site,

NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD THE DAY OF THE EVENT. All ticket sales are final, no refunds and all minors must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or legal guardian.

Ryan White-Nobles
Ryan White-Nobles is Editor-in-Chief of TV Source Magazine. He's began covering entertainment and soap operas in 2005. In 2009 he co-launched Soap Opera Source, and led the TV Source rebrand in 2012. He's a natural #Heel who loves a spirited debate and probably watches too much TV. Follow him on Twitter at @SourceRyan to discuss all things TV, soaps, sports, wrestling and pop culture.

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