Life Steps Foundation, with the support of M*A*S*H star, Mike Farrell is hosting Doodle for Disabilities: a celebrity art silent auction that will take place at the Farrell home, on Wednesday, October 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Creative contributions and doodles have been created by Elizabeth Taylor, Al Pacino, Martin Sheen, Jay Leno, Glenn Close, Sugar Ray Leonard, Ed McMahon and other celebrities. To view their doodles, click here.

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served; the event is free and open to the community.

Life Steps Foundation, a California based non-profit organization, provides services for thousands of children, teens and adults with physical, emotional, developmental and mental health disabilities. Life Steps equips those living with special needs with the necessary skills to grow as responsible, self-sufficient citizens by providing in-home and center-based services.

“People who deal with disabilities have the right to enjoy life’s blessings and participate in the world like the rest of us,” said Mike Farrell, this year’s Doodle for Disabilities host. “Life Steps allows them to do that.” Farrell is a passionate human rights activist. His daughter, Erin Farrell, has been a Life Steps board member for the past six years.

Doodle for Disabilities is an annual fundraiser for Life Steps. Proceeds from the celebrity Doodle allow Life Steps to continue to fund social services programs that are provided to low-income individuals with disabilities living across the state of California.

“Nearly 20% of Californians report a need for mental health services,” said Leah Weiner, director of development for Life Steps. “Once the Governor’s Mental Health Budget reduction of $452.3 million hits the homes of the disabled community, our services will be in higher demand than ever before. With California’s budget on hold, paying for these services is next to impossible.”

Life Steps has launched a social media campaign including a Twitter, blog and Flickr page featuring celebrity artwork, to engage communities in its cause and showcase the services provided. Parties interested in attending Doodle for Disabilities should RSVP by calling 310-491-9010 or emailing doodle@lifestepsfoundation.org. More information is available www.lifestepsfoundtion.org.

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