Bruno Gunn To Host Charity Event And Talks Catching Fire
This Saturday (September 21st), Mockingjay.net‘s favourite huggable actor Bruno Gunn will be the emcee at a charity event for the 40th anniversary of Pathway Caring For Children. Pathway is an organisation based in Canton, Ohio that offers foster care and adoption services for children of any ages, specifically those that have suffered from abuse neglect or abandonement. It is a cause that Bruno has only recently become involved with:
“This is my first experience with Pathway, and I’m thoroughly impressed with the way they run their organization as well as admiring the great work they are doing,” Gunn said by email. “Every child no matter who they are or where they came from deserves to be loved, cherished and encouraged. … I have some friends who recently adopted a beautiful baby and have watched the experience complete their family.”
The event will take place at The Canton Civic Center. Dinner is at 6pm with the program taking place at 7pm. For dinner tickets contact Heather Reda at email@example.com, you can purchase general admission tickets here. Other attendees include Sean and Leigh Ann Tuohy (the couple who inspired the 2009 film The Blind Side). Bruno spoke to Ohio.com about the event and his rise from “menacing middle-aged hunks” to one of the biggest films this year:
“I have journeyed a long time and this by far is the biggest thing I’ve worked on,” he said. “I’ve had a load of TV credits and some strong film credits. But this is a whole different animal. You’re involved in a massive franchise. … (True Blood and Sons) have amazing fan bases, and large fan bases. But (with Hunger Games) I have people reaching out to me from all over the world — India, Poland, Germany, Brazil, Japan. It’s amazing.”
And that sense of doing something important was evident when the movie was made a year ago, he said. “Everyone there knew how special this whole thing is. We all knew how lucky we were. Everybody was focused. Everyone was a pro. They brought their A game.”
Glad to know everyone brought their A game! Let us know if you intend to attend the event!