Jaime Pressly Helps Animals Reverse Their Luck
GREENVILLE, N.C.— "When it comes to charity, I am always ready to help whenever I can," stated Jaime Pressly, film and television actress, on Wednesday. Pressly, Kinston native and long time supporter of animals has donated her support to the Marley Fund again this year for their fifth anniversary celebration which includes an auction and reverse raffle to be held Saturday, October 21 at the Greenville Moose Lodge at 6 p.m.
Jaime Pressly’s beauty, talent and screen presence has etched her many solid film and television roles, most recently as a star on NBC’s “My Name is Earl” opposite Jason Lee. Pressly’s critically acclaimed role as Joy on “My Name is Earl” was recognized earlier this year with a prestigious Emmie Nomination in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category.
Pressly, selected as one of the hottest stars of 2006, is headlines in the independent feature film “DOA: Dead or Alive,” just released Aug. 26. Other accomplishments include her co-starring role in cable TV film, “Evil Knievel,” and role in the action thriller film, “Torque.” She will be hosting NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” on Oct. 7, and has recently appeared on other television shows such as “The View” and the “Today Show”.
“As a Kinston native myself, we are so proud of Jaime and her accomplishments, and are so thankful for her support for our animals,” exclaimed, Joy Eubanks, Marley Fund Founder.
For the event, Pressly has donated a full-color autographed photograph of her and cast mates from the series “My Name is Earl,” in costume from the set and autographed by the entire cast. Professionally matted and framed the autographed photo will kick off the event with a reserved bid of $300.
The event will mark the fifth year in service for the Marley Fund and will celebrate its continued strive to help felines with special needs. Marley Fund is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that is dedicated to striking back and feline leukemia (FeLV) and feline AIDS (FIV) through awareness and educational means. It founded the first safe haven for animals with FeLV in 2004 and has expanded to host a foster program for animals with FIV in the Triangle area called Marley’s Cat Tales, its affiliate.
Other event highlights include live entertainment by Nashville Recording Artist Don Cox, food and beverage provided by Outback Steakhouse, Coastal Beverage and Minges Bottling Group, long time supporters of the cause. Awards will be given to several major contributors to the humane treatment and care of animals and community patrons from across North Carolina, such as The Neal Foundation Carteret County, Dr. Sandra Mac Kenzie, DVM of 10th Street Animal Hospital Pitt County, and Carol deOlloqui, Marley’s Cat Tales Director Wake County.
WCTI-12 meteorologist, Bobby Deskins along with Down East Today Show host, Martha Bishop will MC the event.
For ticket information, please contact Marley Fund at 252-215-0925 or visit www.MarleyFund.com.