Comedy Icon Will Be Honored for Outspoken Advocacy to Protect Marine Animals, Promote Humane Lifestyle
For Immediate Release:
October 10, 2014
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – Kathy Najimy—star of Sister Act, King of the Hill, and HBO’s Emmy-nominated Veep—will be the guest of honor, together with her singer/songwriter daughter, Samia Najimy Finnerty, on Sunday at South Florida’s gourmet vegan restaurant Sublime. Sublime owner Nanci Alexander will present Najimy with PETA’s Compassionate Action Award for using her talents for more than a decade to help animals, including by starring in TV spots to promote kindness to dogs (with music by her friend Dolly Parton) and alternatives to real animal fur and encouraging tourists to steer clear of SeaWorld in an ad that appears in the San Diego International Airport.
Who: Other special guests will include mixed martial arts fighter Thiago Alves and Miss Florida United States 2014 Tia McDonald, among others.
Where: Sublime Restaurant & Bar, 1431 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale
When: Sunday, October 12 (Media call time is 3:30 p.m. The private reception begins promptly at 4 p.m.)
“Not only is Kathy one of the funniest actors in Hollywood, she’s also one of the famous kind souls whom PETA works with to save animals,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “From placing vegan themes in her sitcoms to starring in one of PETA’s high-profile campaigns to free dolphins and orcas, Kathy uses her wit and charm to get animal issues noticed.”
Sunday’s reception will also feature a musical performance from Najimy’s daughter, a vegan and PETA supporter in her own right.