DANA POINT, Calif. (August 14, 2013) – Khloé Kardashian Odom is channeling her inner artist to help save the Asian Elephant, a species on the verge of extinction. Presented by The Resorts of Dana Point, Elephant Parade: Welcome to Americawill welcome the celebrity activist to the elite roster of international artists and celebrities decorating life-sized baby elephant sculptures for the ten-week event.
Kardashian Odom’s colossal creation will be featured with dozens of other artists in Elephant Parade®, an open-air exhibition making its American debut in Dana Point, California after stops in London, Milan, Amsterdam, Singapore and many other global destinations.
“Our goal is to actively help and save as many Asian elephants as possible and we are thrilled to have Khloé join the elite roster of international artists for the American debut in Dana Point,” said Mike Spits, co-founder of Elephant Parade. “Through the commitment of The Resorts of Dana Point, acclaimed artists and and celebrities like Khloé, we can bring positive change to the world and paint brighter future for a species threatened with extinction.”
Kardashian Odom, TV star and Elephant Parade artist, is an enthusiastic supporter of animal rights. In addition to her animal activist initiatives, she is a New York Times best-selling author (Kardashian Konfidential) and entrepreneur. She can currently be seen on E! Keeping up with the Kardashians. Her passion for animal rights has led her to join the Elephant Parade and campaign for the global cause.
Kardashian Odom joins previous top-tier supporters including Katy Perry, Isaac Mizrahi, Tommy Hilfiger, Goldie Hawn, Diane von Furstenberg and Joss Stone, among many others. Elephant Parade is also launching two other events this summer in Trier-Luxembourg and another touring over 14 major cities across the United Kingdom.
Elephant Parade was founded in 2006 by father and son team, Marc and Mike Spits. While on holiday in Thailand, Marc was introduced to a baby elephant named Mosha, who became the world's first elephant to be fitted with a prosthetic limb after stepping on a landmine. Her inspired journey helped build the foundation for the socially-conscious business enterprise, Elephant Parade.
Proceeds from Elephant Parade full size exposition statue sales and an additional 20% of the Elephant Parade net profits are donated to The Asian Elephant Foundation, which financially supports and actively monitors projects for the welfare of the Asian elephants.
To date, Elephant Parade has raised more than $6 million for Asian elephant conservation and approximately 8 million people worldwide have experienced the expositions.
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About Dana Point, Southern California
Conveniently located in south Orange County, halfway between San Diego and Los Angeles, Dana Point boasts a breathtaking collection of resort properties with an approachable elegance unique to the Southern California shoreline. Dana Point’s dramatic beauty is complemented by a distinct variety of year-round signature events, as well as boundless ocean experiences along its golden coast. As an oceanfront destination dedicated to the preservation of our planet, Dana Point thinks beyond the boundaries of land and sea to raise awareness for the crusade of conservation across the globe.
About The Asian Elephant Foundation
The Asian Elephant Foundation supports various projects and organizations throughout Asia, varying from (mobile) elephant hospitals to developing solutions for human-elephant conflicts, and thus supporting the well-being and the conservation of the Asian elephant.
About Elephant Parade
Elephant Parade® is the world’s largest open-air exhibition of life-sized elephant statues decorated by local and international artists to generate worldwide attention, public awareness and support for the endangered Asian elephant.
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Elephant Parade is the world’s largest open air art exhibition of
decorated elephant statues that seeks to attract public awareness and support
for Asian elephant conservation. Created by local and international artists,
each elephant is a unique piece of art. Parades have been run in the following cities:
Emmen Zoo 2010