PRESS RELEASE: HOLLYWOOD ACTORS DANE DEHAAN AND ANNA WOOD NAMED ONE BK UNITE AMBASSADORS

HOLLYWOOD ACTORS DANE DEHAAN AND ANNA WOOD NAMED ONE BK UNITE AMBASSADORS FOR THE BROOKLYN COMMUNITY SERVICES WALK-A-THON AT PROSPECT PARK ON SEPTEMBER 25

(Brooklyn, NY) September 21, 2016– Williamsburg’s celeb married couple Dane DeHaan and Anna Wood are walking to help change the math for the 23 percent of Brooklynites living in poverty as the ONE BK Unite Ambassadors for the Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) walk-a-thon on Sunday, September 25 in Prospect Park.

The ONE BK Unite walk-a-thon starts at the Grand Army Plaza Entrance to Prospect Park. Registration starts at 11:00am and the walk begins at 12:00noon.

DeHaan, who won raves as Harry Osborn/Green Goblin in smash Amazing Spider-Man 2 and co-starred in the Beat Poet biopic Kill Your Darlings with Daniel Radcliffe, will be starring as Valerian in the eagerly awaited Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) sci-fi flick Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Wood, who’s been seen in Mad Men and House of Lies, recently starred in the CBS legal series Reckless.

“Brooklyn changes every day. We are a part of that change,” said DeHaan. “By supporting the ONEBK Unite walk we are hoping to bring awareness to the 23% of Brooklynites living in poverty and show our love and support for them and the work that Brooklyn Community Services provides.”

ONE BK Unite participants will walk one mile or walk the whole park in 3.5 miles. There will be a warm up Yoga Session provided by SYNCStudio Bklyn, prizes, face painting for children and a DJ. Dog walkers are invited too. Each ONE BK Unite participant will receive a gift bag with: BCS water bottle, Walk T Shirt, New York Mets rallying towel and T shirt, Speedo Goggles, KIND Granola Bar and bottle of JUST Water. Sponsors include: New York Mets, SYNCStudio Bklyn, Equinox, The Vale Collective, JUST Water and PVH.

The ONE BK Unite walk is part of the BCS 150th anniversary. ONE BK Unite brings together hundreds of Brooklynites, from all neighborhoods, to walk or donate for this annual event benefitting the work of BCS. The funds raised sustain the BCS programs and services that 12,000 Brooklynites living in poor and low income neighborhoods utilize each year. The fee is $10.00 to register for ONE BK Unite and registration is available onsite. For more information, check out onebkunite.org

About Brooklyn Community Services

Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) celebrates the strength of the human spirit, and in 2016, we celebrate our 150th Anniversary. Our mission is to empower at-risk children, youth and families, and adults with mental illness or developmental disabilities to overcome the obstacles they face, as we strive to ensure opportunity for all to learn, grow and contribute to ONE Brooklyn Community. To achieve this mission, we offer comprehensive and holistic services: early childhood education; youth development services and educationally rich after-school programs; counseling for at-risk families; treatment, recovery and job training to support the life goals of adults living with mental illness; person-centered rehabilitation and community living support for adults with developmental disabilities and disaster recovery case management and relief services. BCS also seeks to increase public awareness of the impacts of poverty on individuals and the community at-large. With a staff of over 400 and over 20 sites around the borough, BCS serves 12,000 people every year. Today, BCS is one of the longest serving nonprofit,non-sectarian social service providers in New York City.

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