Sean Penn's Haiti Charity To Be Feted In Cannes
Posted on Thu May 3, 2012 01:00 PM PDT

seanpenncannes052011_01_200.jpg The Cannes Film Festival is set to host a fundraising event for Haiti in support of Sean Penn's charity J/P HRO, which has been working to repair the devastated nation since a catastrophic 2010 earthquake.

In addition to Penn's organization, Paul Haggis' Artists for Peace and Justice and Petra Nemcova's Happy Hearts Fund are also being honored at the fundraising dinner on May 18.

Established in 2009, Haggis' group aims to help poor children and families through education and health programs, while Nemcova's charity has been working to improve conditions in Haiti since 2007.

This is the first time this millennium the film festival has hosted a fundraiser.