Once again, Nadia set sail on Soap Cruise 2010 and hung out with daytime stars and fans – a great time was had by all!
Nadia and Shawn Christian provided a helping hand to the Genesis House III in Detroit, Michigan from January 16-18, 2010. Art Van Furniture graciously donated mattresses and furniture to the house.
Nadia and Shawn also met fans and signed autographs at four Art Van Furniture stores around the greater Detroit area.
Nadia attended the NAIAS Charity Preview Event at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan on January 15, 2010. Nadia appeared at the event with Days of our Lives co-star, Shawn Christian, as part of their weekend of charity work in the city.
Art Van Furniture Joins with ‘Days of our Lives’ Cast Members to Aid Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries-Genesis House III
WARREN, Mich., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Art Van Furniture is teaming up with cast members from the long running daytime drama “Days of our Lives” and local NBC affiliate WDIV Channel 4 to help Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries- Genesis House III. Truckloads of furniture including 50 mattress sets, bed frames, night stands and dressers will arrive next week at the Genesis House III compliments of Art Van Furniture.
To celebrate this campaign and draw attention to the cause, “Days of our Lives” cast members Shawn Christian (“Dr. Daniel Jonas”) and Nadia Bjorlin (“Chloe Lane”) will make personal appearances at four Art Van Furniture stores for autographs and photos on January 16 (12 noon to 1pm at the Warren store and 3pm to 4pm at the Taylor store) and January 17 (12 noon to 1pm at the Lakeside store and 3pm to 4pm at the Novi store). Directions and details can be found at http://www.artvan.com.
Guests can also enter to win a trip for two to Los Angeles for a special tour of the set of the popular daytime drama, thanks to WDIV and the Producers of “Days of our Lives.” The trip will be awarded to one lucky winner who enters now through January 18th, either in store at any Art Van location, or on the website at www.artvan.com.
Everyone is invited to help make a difference, through donations of toiletries and cleaning supplies at all Metro Detroit area Art Van Furniture stores from January 8th through January 18th. Donation items needed include travel sized shampoo, toothpaste, lotion, soap and washcloths, as well as laundry and dish soap.
“These donations will benefit the lives of hundreds of homeless women and children,” said Art Van Elslander, Chairman and Founder of Art Van Furniture. “Providing a few of the comforts of home – even just the little things – can make a big difference.”
Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries’ Genesis House III provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, treatment and case management services to women and children in need. The actors became involved in the cause during an earlier visit to Detroit, when they toured the facility and participated in a food donation drive for DRMM. Shawn Christian, a Michigan native, commented, “It was an amazing experience travelling to Detroit this past November.
I felt like we did a lot for the community but realized that there was much more that could be done.”
Fellow cast member Nadia Bjorlin added, “In Detroit, I met many truly inspirational people who were struggling to put their lives back together. I choose to put my focus here in an effort to help them where I can. The important thing, though, is to be cognizant of the need for community service in Detroit and around our entire nation.”
Nadia attended the Days of our Lives Talent & Fan Search on November 11-14, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. The fan and charity events took place at several different sites throughout Detroit and included Nadia’s Days co-stars Bryan Dattilo, Shawn Christian, Shelley Hennig, and James Reynolds.
On November 11 (Veterans Day), the stars visited veterans at the John D. Dingell V.A. Medical Center (ARTICLE), visited and performed at the Motown Historical Museum (ARTICLE/VIDEO), and appeared at a Detroit Pistons game. Nadia performed God Bless America, while recognizing local veterans.
On November 12, Nadia and crew visited the Genesis House III women’s shelter to distribute food, to donate quilts and toys, and to also read to the kids.
On November 13, Nadia and the cast took part in the Talent and Fan Search at MGM Grand Detroit.
On November 14, the Talent and Fan Search concluded, and the stars gathered with the winners at a Detroit Red Wings game.
Nadia attended the Days of Days fan event at CityWalk at Universal Studio in Hollywood, California on November 7, 2009.
(West Hollywood, CA) — Grammy-winning singer Gloria Gaynor and “Days of our Lives” actress Nadia Bjorlin team up to perform together for the very first time, “Tell Him”, as Gloria takes the GRAMMY Sound Stage to celebrate the 30th anniversary of her smash hit “I Will Survive.”
“Nadia Bjorlin is on my favorite daytime drama, “Days of our Lives.” says Gaynor. “I’m a huge fan of the show and of hers from her TV and film projects. We also share some of the same representation, so I asked her if she would want to perform a duet with me and she called me right away and said ‘yes!!’, explains Gaynor.
“I was totally blown away when Ms. Gaynor asked me if I would perform with her! I’m a longtime fan of hers and it’s an HONOR to be asked to sing with GLORIA GAYNOR!” says Nadia Bjorlin.
Gaynor has been busy celebrating 30 years of “I Will Survive” this year. The song reached #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in the Spring of 1979, not only once, but twice, and was #1 all over the world in nearly every country. The song has yet to be off radio playlists since that time. She also won a GRAMMY in 1980 for the first and only category of its kind, “Best Disco Song”. The category had its inception in 1980 and the category was dropped altogether by 1981.
Bjorlin herself comes from a musical background. She was classically trained when she was younger and her father was the late Ulf Bjorlin, international composer from Sweden, and Bjorlin herself has performed on “Days of our Lives” on numerous occasions and performs on a regular basis at fan, sports and charity events. In 2008 she and her brothers Ulf and Jean Paul, all known professionally as The Bjorlin Trio, released a crossover/classical EP.
Nadia attended the POZ Aids Walk at h.wood in Los Angeles, California on October 15, 2009.
Nadia attended the Evening with the Stars charity event benefiting the Desi Geestman Foundation at the Gilmore Adobe in Los Angeles, California on October 10, 2009.
Nadia attended GBK’s Emmy Gift Lounge in Beverly Hills, California on September 18, 2009.
Nadia attended Deana Martin’s Album Release Party in Hollywood, California on September 9, 2009.
Nadia attended the Daytime Emmy Awards at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, California on August 30, 2009.
Nadia attended the TV Academy’s Animation & Daytime Programming celebrations for Daytime Emmy Award nominees in Hollywood, California on August 27, 2009.
Nadia attended the Celebrity Catwalk Fashion Show at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California on August 27, 2009.
Nadia and other Days of our Lives stars appeared at the Evening with the Stars charity event held at the Sheraton Colonial Boston North Hotel and Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts on August 22, 2009. The proceeds benefited the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).