AnnaSophia Robb was one of the celebrities that were on hand to help raise money for charity at the Cantor Fitzgerald and BG&C Charity Day event on 9/11. She joined other celebs including Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Stiller, and Michelle Williams.
The event was started to remember the 658 Cantor and 61 Eurobroker employees lost in the 9/11 World Trade Canter attacks. However, it has grown over the years to benefit charities and victims all over the world who suffer tragedy, emergency, and terror attacks.
The yearly event includes pretty hefty celebrity participation and, so far, has raised $113 million dollars for charities over the years.
Shawn P. Matthews, Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., said,
"We are very grateful to our clients for their ongoing support of Charity Day. I'd like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to all of our celebrity guests who graciously donated their time today, and to our clients and employees who helped to make Charity Day such an overwhelming success."
AnnaSophia Robb, of Soul Surfer and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory fame, was one of those celebrities.
Robb does a lot of work in the family movie genre, and is so far free of child actor drama. She works a lot with the children's charity TrueSpark. When asked how she deals with pressure as a young person, AnnaSophia Robb said,
"I try to stay true to myself and notice when I feel pressured and then I check in with myself. I write letters to myself so that I fully understand my goals, my center, and my own life model. I believe it's important to check in with what is truly in my heart and to live from there, rather than from a place of wanting to just satisfy others,"
Robb continued, "I am respectful of others wishes, but I also have my own guiding light and I have to be true to myself. We can always push ourselves and raise the bar and I expect that all kids can do great things. I believe in our youth the way my parents believed in and supported me."
Sounds like great advice for any kid! Good luck to AnnaSophia Robb as she continues down her path!