KIDS INTERNET SAFETY EXPERT HILARY DECESARE GETS A WAKE UP CALL AND
INSPIRATION FROM THOSE IN NEED, ON ABC'S "SECRET MILLIONAIRE"
"Hilary Decesare, Long Beach, CA" -- CEO/co-founder of interloop.com, the leading internet website for kids, Hilary Decesare leaves her family and luxurious lifestyle behind to live and volunteer in a neighborhood in need. Over the course of week living on welfare level wages in a rundown Long Beach, CA apartment, she will volunteer and secretly seek out people, young and old, who are making daily sacrifices to look after those suffering from homelessness, grief and hunger, and to care for disabled, neglected animals. At the end of her stay, she surprises these heroes with hundreds of thousands of dollars of her own money and finds new inspiration serving the community, on "Secret Millionaire" SUNDAY, JULY 8 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on The ABC Television Network.
Hilary DeCesare is a co-founder and CEO of everloop.com, the leading internet site devoted to giving kids under 13 a safe place online to connect with friends and express their creativity without fear of bullying, inappropriate conversations or stalkers. As a recognized expert in child and parent safety online, Hilary was invited to The White House Conference on Bullying Prevention in 2011 and teaches kids about Internet safety through Tweenangels, a division of WiredSafety. After a personal battle with cancer, Hilary felt a need to find ways to give back. She used her expertise and state of the art technology to launch everloop.com. Shortly thereafter she launched EverGive to support charities devoted to youth. She also serves on the board of directors for the Max Cure Foundation, dedicated to finding medical cures that save children's lives.
Based on the hit UK series of the same name, each episode of "Secret Millionaire" follows one of America's most successful business people for one week as they leave behind their lavish lifestyles, sprawling mansions and luxury jets, conceal their true identities, and go to live and volunteer in some of the most impoverished and dangerous neighborhoods in the country. Their mission is to discover deserving individuals who continually sacrifice everything to help those in need, and ultimately encourage others to do the same. Throughout this incredible, life-changing experience, the Secret Millionaires attempt to remain undiscovered, coming face to face with extraordinary people battling the odds every day of their lives. On the final day, in an emotional and dramatic climax, they reveal their true identities. Ultimately, the millionaires each give away a great deal of their own money, changing lives forever and encouraging others to keep giving back.
Narrated by accomplished actor Blair Underwood, "Secret Millionaire" is executive-produced by Natalka Znak, Claire O'Donohoe, Grant Mansfield and Leslie Garvin. Paul Osborne is co-executive producer. The series is a Zodiak USA Production. Zodiak USA is the North American operations for Zodiak Media, one of the world's leading creators, producers and distributors of content for TV, film, radio and new media. Zodiak USA's credits include "Celebrity Wife Swap" (ABC), "Secret Millionaire" (ABC), "Hardcore Pawn" (truTV),"Lizard Lick Towing" (truTV) and the upcoming "Killer Karaoke"(truTV), hosted by Steve-O. Zodiak Media consists of 45 production companies with a presence in 20 countries, including the U.S., the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia and Russia. The Group also incorporates an international distribution business based in London and Paris whose catalog boasts over 15,000 hours of content.
"Secret Millionaire" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.