September 27, 2009
The fifth annual Heal the Ocean benefit concert was held at the Coral Casino and Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara on Saturday, hoping to raise $150,000 that would be put toward research to help document the dangers of effluence dumping in the Pacific and to help preserve the ocean.
Honorary chair of the event, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, talked about the year in review before about 1,000 guests in attendance and what it means for the environment.
"Might I just say, 2009 was a really crap-ass bust of a year," she began. "The economy tanked, we have no health-care bill yet, but there was one bright spot. My dress at the Emmys got some very good press, and might I add, Heal the Ocean had a banner year."