Posted on Fri May 18, 2012 02:50 PM PDT
Sean Penn and Petra Nemcova hit the red carpet in Cannes for Penn's black-tie event to bring awareness to his fundraiser ... Haiti: Carnival in Cannes.
The benefit was created to raise money for the victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. At a press conference before the event, Penn said the following about the cause:
- "The reason we have Haiti fatigue is because there was never a commitment in the first place. It is time for our formidable and elegant president to stand side by side with the new president of Haiti."
Penn created the J/P Haitian Relief Organization following the earthquake in the hopes of raising money for those affected by the natural disaster.
SEE THE GALLERY Sean Penn And Petra Nemcova Smile For The Cameras
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