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Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010
WANT TO MEET AND VOLUNTEER
WITH MEMBERS OF THE CAST OF "GLEE"?
Members Project from American Express to Provide 10 Lucky Winners
The Opportunity to Volunteer with Members of GLEE Cast
At the Series' Production Studios in Los Angeles
Unprecedented Charity Event to Benefit Education Through Music, Inc.
American Express revealed today more details regarding the Members Project Sweepstakes as part of its collaboration with FOX's award-winning TV series GLEE, airing Tuesdays at 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT on FOX. American Express will provide 10 lucky winners and their guests a trip to Los Angeles for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a special charity event alongside members of the GLEE cast. The event, taking place the week of December 6, will benefit Education Through Music, a non-profit organization that promotes the integration of music into the curricula of disadvantaged schools in order to enhance students' academic performance and general development.
During the volunteer event held on the Paramount lot – the home of GLEE – the 10 winners, their guests and cast members from GLEE will interact with children from a disadvantaged Los Angeles-area elementary school aligned with the Education Through Music program. With the help of GLEE cast members, the winners and their guests, the children will make their very own musical instruments, including tambourines, egg shakers, jingle bells and more! "GLEEks" can enter now at facebook.com/membersproject. Sweepstakes ends November 16. (More details and full official rules for the Members Project Sweepstakes are available on the Members Project Facebook page at facebook.com/membersproject.)
Now in its sophomore season, GLEE is a biting musical comedy about a group of eager and ambitious students who strive to outshine their singing competition to win Nationals while navigating the cruel halls of McKinley High that has quickly become a pop-culture phenomenon. This season's No. 1 entertainment series among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens boasts critical acclaim, a loyal fan base of "GLEEks," two certified Gold albums, more than 11.5 million song downloads, the record for the most titles on the Billboard Hot 100 by a non-solo act (beating out The Beatles), an incredible 19 Emmy nominations – earning it the distinction of being the most-nominated series of the year – and four Emmy Awards. To top it off, the genre-defying, award-winning series has been picked up through its third season. GLEE is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are co-creators of the series. Murphy, Falchuk, Brennan and Dante Di Loreto serve as executive producers. Become a fan of GLEE on Facebook at facebook.com/glee and follow the series on Twitter at twitter.com/gleeonfox.
ABOUT MEMBERS PROJECT
Members Project, an innovative online initiative presented by American Express and TakePart, believes that everyone can help change the world for the better, one step at a time. Whether it's volunteering time, voting for a favorite charity to receive funding from American Express, donating or sharing stories with friends, Members Project enables people to log on and decide how they'd like to take action. Cardmember or not, anyone who is at least 18 is invited to register online at MembersProject.com in order to find out the many ways in which they can do good. Through Members Project, people can find volunteer opportunities that are right for them and get rewarded for their time by earning Membership Rewards® bonus points. Everyone is invited to join the conversation and share their Members Project experiences using Facebook and Twitter and #AmexMP to tag their tweets.
ABOUT AMERICAN EXPRESS
American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com and connect with us on facebook.com/americanexpress, twitter.com/americanexpress and youtube.com/americanexpress.
ABOUT EDUCATION THROUGH MUSIC
Education Through Music, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation based in New York City that is committed to advancing students' academic and personal development by ensuring that all children have access to high-quality music education. For more information, visit www.ETMonline.org.
Contact: Tracey Raftery