DMC, DMX Celebrate 'Day Of The Child'

Hip-Hop icon Darryl

"DMC" McDaniels of Run-DMC and rapper DMX are among the performers at

this year's Day of the Child celebration tomorrow (Nov. 18) at Chelsea Piers in

New York. Presented

by New York City’s Administration for Children's Services and Children Uniting

Nations, the Day of the Child is described as the community's way of reaching

out to at-risk youth in an effort to expose them to mentors who are available

to help and guide them. Mentored

children are more likely to find ways of surviving within the community without

turning to crime, drugs or gangs. More

than 500 youths will be paired with adult volunteer mentors, while spending the

day getting to know each other and exploring what a long-term mentoring relationship

might entail.The

goal of the event is to recruit mentors for at-risk youth, including those living

in foster care. Additionally,

the celebration will include musical performances from Mario and DJ Miss Saigon

and the chance to mingle with celebrity guests, who will participate in games

and activities. Expected

to attend are New York City’s Administration for Children's Services Commissioner

John Mattingly, New York Liberty point guard Loree Moore and members from World

Wrestling Entertainment.The

Day of the Child celebration takes place at at Chelsea Piers, Field House Pier