Change starts with a single action – whether that’s volunteering, showing support towards inspiring events, or bringing awareness to great causes on social media. On Saturday, Oct. 23, phenomenal celebrities including Ted Danson, Laura Dern, Oscar Nunez, January Jones, and many more gathered together to celebrate Oceana’s great impact at the 14th Annual SeaChange Summer Party held in Laguna Beach, California.
Consummate actor Danson has been a long-time supporter of Oceana’s terrific mission of ocean conservation and putting an end to overfishing, habitat destruction, pollution, and the killing of threatened species like turtles and sharks. The Mr. Mayor star also serves on Oceana’s Board of Directors and hosted this year’s spectacular event.
“20 years ago, we set out to change the way that we all treat the world’s oceans,” said Danson. “It sounded far reaching at the time, and yet here we are, just 20 years later, and we’re doing it.”
Oceana truly is making strides with their admirable efforts. The organization has already protected nearly 4 million square miles of ocean and their work doesn’t stop there!
Academy Award-winning actress and ocean advocate, Laura Dern was honored at the event.
Dern shared her enthusiasm over attending the wonderful gala with a post she shared on Instagram. She wrote, “Thank you to @Oceana for a beautiful night celebrating 20 years of protecting our beautiful oceans at the #SeaChangeSummerParty! It was so wonderful to see so many passionate people showing up to support Oceana’s science-based campaigns. Together, we can restore the world’s oceans. #SeaChange 🌊.”
Dern’s good friend and Big Little Lies co-star, Reese Witherspoon commended her work with Oceana through a comment on Instagram saying, “I love your passion for this important environmental work.” We’re totally living for this Reese and Laura friendship. It’s so amazing to see two fantastic #BossLadies supporting each other and their remarkable work both on and off-screen.
Other sensational attendees at the event included Brooklyn Decker, Billy Magnussen, Austin Nichols, Sally Pressman, June Diane Raphael, Aimee Teegarden and Sam Waterston. Guests were able to enjoy some cocktails and a beautiful Laguna Beach breeze followed by a lovely dinner. The night also featured a brilliant and mesmerizing performance by singer-songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter.
The stupendous work that Oceana does is unparalleled. Celebrating 20 years of life-changing efforts, Oceana has and continues to make such a great difference in the lives of so many.
Check out some more photos from Oceana’s 14th Annual SeaChange Summer Party below!
Photo Credits: Tom Vickers, Kevin Warn, Mariusz Jeglinski