Brian Wilson, one of popular music’s most revered figures and influential composers, took to the stage to perform at The Help Group's Teddy Bear Ball on Monday, December 5th at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The Teddy Bear Ball honored CBS Television Distribution President, John Nogawski, Microsoft, Inc. and California President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg for their efforts that improve the quality of lives for countless children.
The proceeds from this holiday gala will benefit The Help Group’s programs for children with autism and other special needs. “We are thrilled that the extraordinarily talented Brian Wilson will be joining us at this year’s Teddy Bear Ball, and look forward to saluting our distinguished honorees who share the commitment to brightening the lives of children with special needs,” said Dr. Barbara Firestone, Help Group’s President & CEO.
The Teddy Bear Ball is a time-honored tradition attended by hundreds of prominent entertainment and community leaders. The highlight of the evening is always the special song that The Help Group Children’s Choir sings with the special guest star.
Founded in 1975, The Help Group is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive nonprofit of its kind in the United States serving children with special needs related to autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, ADHD, developmental delays, abuse and emotional problems. The Help Group’s seven specialized day schools offer pre-K through high school programs for more than 1,400 students. The Help Group’s broad range of mental health and therapy services, child abuse and residential programs extends its reach to more than 6,000 children and their families each year. With more than 850 staff members, The Help Group’s state-of-the-art schools and programs are located on six campuses in the Los Angeles area.
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