Looking radiant than ever, Mariah and husband Nick Cannon were among a handful of celeb attendees at the 2009 Fresh Air Fund Salute To American Heroes at Tavern on the Green in New York City, on Thursday evening (June 4).
The event which Mariah co-chaired was hosted by Brian Williams, Anchor of NBC's "Nightly News" to honor Susan and Donald Newhouse, Football great Michael Strahan and Oscar-nominated actress Michelle Williams.
Since 1877, The Fresh Air Fund, a not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences in the country to more than 1.7 million New York City children from disadvantaged communities. Each year, thousands of children visit volunteer host families in 13 states and Canada through the Friendly Town Program or attend one of five Fresh Air Fund camps.
Camp Mariah, The Fresh Air Fund's Career Awareness Camp, enables nearly 300 inner-city adolescents to explore educational paths and career options, while enjoying camp adventures. Camp Mariah offers a unique setting to engage boys and girls in an educational curriculum and prepare them for the world of work. Intensive three-and-a-half-week summer sessions and weekend camping trips are complemented by year-round activities in New York City.
For more information on the Fresh Air Fund's programs and how to donate or volunteer please visit www.freshair.org.