Tracy Chapman participated in the Live Your Best Life Walk sponsored by O’, The Oprah Magazine, choosing to benefit “A Better Chance” (ABC) the organization devoted to creating educational opportunities for young people of color. Tracy herself is an alumna of “ABC” (Wooster School, ’82).
Photos of Tracy Chapman and other @ the Live Your Best Life Walk in NY, May 9, 2010
Review of the Event
From ITN News, Mon May 10, 2010
“Talkshow queen Oprah Winfrey has celebrated the tenth anniversary of her ‘O’ Magazine with thousands of her fans in New York City. The popular television host marked the occasion by leading a charity walk titled ‘Live Your Best Life’.
The money raised will benefit ten charities including the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
Oprah was joined by celebrity friends Bette Midler, Mary J. Blige, Tracy Chapman and Jennifer Hudson amongst others.
Participants braved cool temperatures and high winds on the walk, which began at the Intrepid Museum in Midtown Manhattan.
At the end of the route, thousands gathered in New York’s Times Square where Jennifer Hudson sang “Happy Birthday to O” as Winfrey danced on stage.”
Video of the Event
Announcements of the Event
From TracyChapman.com :
Tracy will be participating in the Live Your Best Life Walk sponsored by O’, The Oprah Magazine, benefitting 10 charities. She has been chosen to be the spokesperson for “A Better Chance” (ABC) an organization devoted to creating educational opportunities for young people of color. Tracy herself is an alumna of “ABC” (Wooster School, ’82) and she invites you to join her on the walk and help support “A Better Chance”.
A Better Chance is proud to announce that it is one of ten nonprofit organizations chosen to be a beneficiary of O, The Oprah Magazine’s “Live Your Best Life” Walk on Sunday May 9, 2010. This walk will be the culmination of a 3-day event in New York City celebrating O’s tenth anniversary. Alumna Tracy Chapman (Wooster School, ’82), Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, will act as A Better Chance’s spokesperson for the weekend.
Leading up to the Walk, 6,000 attendees will enjoy celebratory events including a Friday Night Welcome Reception, Saturday LifeShops at Javits Convention Center and Saturday Evening with Oprah Winfrey at Radio City Music Hall. Thousands more will join the Walk with Oprah on Sunday May 9th.
Tracy Chapman, A Better Chance Alumna and Celebrity Spokesperson for A Better Chance will reward the top fundraiser for A Better Chance with a brand new guitar! The top overall fundraiser, as well as the top Alumni and Scholar fundraisers will also have the opportunity to walk alongside Tracy at the Walk.
In addition, anyone who registers and raises at least $200 will be eligible to win lunch with editor at large of O, The Oprah Magazine, Gayle King. Afterwards, she’ll take you on a tour of the magazine’s editorial offices. One lucky winner at random will be selected from everyone who registers for the Live Your Best Life Walk and raises $200 or more by May 7th.
To learn more about participating in the Sunday Walk and supporting A Better Chance, please visit www.lybl2010walk.com. After you have registered through the URL above, please click here to download a sample letter you can customize to help you in your fundraising for A Better Chance.
Not in New York? Not a problem! Those of you who are out of the region can register to “E-Walk” by visiting www.lybl2010walk.com and registering as a fundraiser.
If you would like to mail in your donation for A Better Chance for the Live Your Best Life Walk, click here to download a pledge form you may print and mail.
Join Oprah Winfrey along with some very special friends, as she leads the Live Your Best Life Walk in New York City on Sunday, May 9th to raise money for 10 deserving charities.
Walk registration is $30 plus tax and service charge. (This price is included if you register for the whole weekend.). When registering, you will have (3) choices of how to get involved:
- Walk with Oprah and Fundraise: We invite you to sign up to walk with Oprah and thousands of others, as well as to select one of ten charities to fundraise for over the next few weeks. Top 10 Fundraisers will lead the Walk with Oprah!
- Walk with Oprah Only: We invite you to walk with Oprah and thousands of others in New York City
- Fundraise Only: If you’re not able to join the Walk you can still lend a hand by fundraising over the next few weeks for one of Oprah’s ten selected charities.