Even though his heart was breaking, Hayden was able to pull himself together to help make a difference in other people’s lives!
On Aug. 10, actor Hayden Christensen decided to forget about his recent split from Rachel Bilson and instead of focusing on his heartbreak, went to work to help make a difference in other people’s lives. Hayden attended The Christopher & Dana Foundation & Dior Beauty Reeve Champions Summer Party held in NYC’s Boom Boom Room to lend a helping hand to his good friends Alexandra Reeve Givens and Matthew Reeve (children of the late Christopher Reeve) in their efforts to cure spinal cord injuries.
“The foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for spinal cord injuries, but at the same time taking care of people while they’re living with an injury, and helping them to adjust to a new life, and helping to be there for their families,” Matthew told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY during the party. “It doesn’t just happen to the person, their whole family goes through it, sometimes the whole community.”
“Hayden was incredibly generous with his time to be here tonight,” Matthew said of his friend’s involvement with the foundation. But, “there’s [also] a strong cast of loyal friends like Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon, and Robin Williams who have been fantastic, and I’m confident they will continue to lend their support.”
In future efforts, the Reeve kids are trying to raise awareness and involvement with younger generations. Because of this, Alexandra enlisted NYC’s fashion community to help. “We have a bunch of designers who, as a part of our auction, have donated tickets to their fashion week shows,” said Alexandra. “Marchesa, Peter Som, Yigal Azrouel, Ralph Lauren, and Costello Tagliapetra … it’s a whole host of people who have come together to help raise awareness and support the cause. This is the first year we have done this, we’re really excited for it. The event is part of the Reeve Champions Committee, which is the young person’s initiative of the foundation. So we’re really trying to raise awareness among a younger group of people, and get people excited and informed about the cause.”
The Aug. 10 party supported a wonderful cause. And with such powerful support from both the entertainment and fashion industries, the foundation will only continue to make greater strides.
- Spencer Cain & Lindsey DiMattina