Compared to the last two blog posts I have made about the Veterans, here’s one on a positive note with some veterans getting funding to help them with mental healthcare needs. MMRGlobal CEO Bob Lorsch and his wife Kira in conjunction with the Hollywood Thalians, held a recent event to raise money to help veterans get care who have been wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq. “Operation Mend” is the program at UCLA and is supported with donations. Smokey Robinson was headline entertainer.
Smokey Robinson stated this is for the wounded soldiers, not for him. The Thalians were started by Ruta Lee and Debbie Reynolds over 50 years ago and focus on getting help for for US soldiers mostly in the mental healthcare area, which includes but is not limited to PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder. There were several celebrity attendees as well and again they were there to donate and help raise money for UCLA Operation Mend program.
MMR’s philanthropic endeavors are also worth a note as it seems we have had a lot of news about their patent cases of late but this also tells a story of their continued commitment to charity events and helping others. Every donation and fund raiser event counts as care and treatment has a big cost today. Two veterans that receiving care were thrilled to be up on the stage with Smokey Robinson, and who wouldn’t for that matter but what a nice opportunity and treat for both of them. Below are a couple images of the two soldiers. MMRGlobal is sponsor at the Medical Quack and when you have a moment check out MyMedicalRecord.com to find out more about their personal health record offerings as having your medical records available could save your life.
You can read more about The Thalians at their website here. So again today a little on a positive note as with the status of healthcare in the US today, every effort helps. BD
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 28, 2014) - The Thalians, Hollywood's leading nonprofit organization
dedicated to the treatment of mental health, raised $1 million Saturday night (4/26) at its annual gala. Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famer and multi-Grammy® Award winner Smokey Robinson was honored for a lifetime of entertainment and philanthropy with the Thalians' "Mr. Wonderful" award. The 56th annual gala, presented for the first time at House of Blues, on the Sunset Strip, was hosted by powerhouse philanthropists and event co-chairs Bob and Kira Lorsch.
"We are thrilled with the event's success," says Kira Lorsch, RHL Group President. "This year's million dollar raise is a huge achievement for one of Hollywood's legendary charities now focusing on mental health and wellness programs for the wounded heroes of UCLA Operation Mend."
About The Thalians Gala
The Thalians selects its honorees for their contributions to the entertainment industry and personal philanthropy. The Mr./Ms. Wonderful award was personally created and designed for The Thalians by Walt Disney himself and has become a most sought after celebrity award. Smokey Robinson joins the illustrious list of Thalians' honorees including: Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Gene Kelly, Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Sammy Davis Jr., Debbie Reynolds, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, James Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg, Sally Field, Mary Tyler Moore, Burt Bacharach, Sir Roger Moore, Clint Eastwood, Mickey Rooney and Hugh M. Hefner. The Thalians' focus is now the mental health and well-being of America's wounded heroes.