Jane Seymour is LIVE in the AOL BUILD studios talking about the Open Hearts Foundation Gala

Jane Seymour is an award-winning actress who's love of television and movies shines just as bright as her love for empowerment of others.

Jane, who is known for projects like Dr. Quinn in "Dr Quinn: Medicine Woman," or Kate Trask in "East of Eden," wanted to do something that helped inspire people to turn their personal adversity into a chance to help others.

The Open Hearts Foundation is a cause that empowers everyday people to fight through their troubles and help out those in need. The cause is close to Jane's heart as she was inspired by her mother's personal adversity, who had been a survivor of a Japanese concentration camp in World War II. The heart symbolizes the giving and receiving of love as every time Jane would paint a heart, it was open, and when there were two or more, they were always connected.

The Open Hearts Foundation Gala will be held on May 9 in Malibu, California.

Be sure to tune in to see Jane talk about the foundation, and the gala, on May 4 at 10 a.m EST. Tune in LIVE on AOL BUILD as seen above, as well as AOL.com's Periscope. If you would like to learn more about the Open Hear Foundation, visit their website at http://www.openheartsfoundation.org/.