Category Archives: Events

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 – Special Olympics Southern CA

Pier del Sol: A World of Wonder, October 13 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Pacific Park











A special 2-part podcast about the amazing  work that the Special Olympics Southern California accomplishes.  President/CEO Bill Shumard visits with Maria to help promote their annual event, Pier Del Sol which is on Sunday, October 13th on the Santa Monica Pier.  Jakks Pacific is the Title Sponsor and Anne-Marie Grill their VP Corporate Communications visits with Maria about their ten year relationship with SOSC.

Click to go to SOSC website  Click to go to Jakks website


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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 – Rob Long, My Friend’s Place

A Cause for Celebration: 25 Years of Inspiring Youth in... My Friend’s Place, Board of Director, Rob Long (writer, producer, founder of visits with Maria about their 25th anniversary and the amazing work they continue to do with the homeless and at-risk youth in Hollywood.  Jon Cryer is also joining MFP for a fabulous evening event on Wednesday, October 23rd at the “W” Hollywood Hotel.

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Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 – Trish Vradenburg, Us Against Alzheimer’s

Activist, comedy writer, playwright, philanthropist and visionary Trish Vradenburg visits with Maria about her very personal journey regarding her mother’s death from Alzheimer’s.  Her critically-acclaimed play, “Surviving Grace” which ran at the Kennedy Center and off-Broadway will be performed by a star studded cast incluingCarol Burnett, Elliott Gould, Marilu Henner to name a few on September 25th in Los Angeles.  

For more information about how you can attend and support click here for her website.

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Friday, September 13th, 2013 – Hair donation for women with cancer

How To Make The CutPantene Beautiful Lengths is raising awareness for their 2nd annual PonyUp campaign along with Walmart, who is offering donors a rebate of up to $30.  Details of the campaign are shared by ovarian cancer survivor Brittany Davis who shares with Maria that she was diagnosed at the age of 17 in 2007.

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Monday, September 9th, 2013 – Suicide Survivor Kevin Hines

Suicide survivor Kevin Hines shares his compelling and riveting story about his jump from the Golden Gate Bridge almost exactly 13 years ago.  He is an award-winning speaker, author, and mental health advocate.


Click here for Kevin’s website.

Click here for the Bridge Rail Foundation’s website.

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