By Tim Saunders on
Some of Tinseltown’s brightest female stars turned out for an early Mothers Day charity fundraiser event in Los Angeles today, April 29, to salute mothers staying at Ronald McDonald House.
Cindy Crawford, Dayanara Torres, June Ambrose, and Tamia hosted the “spa and wellbeing” event, and treated mothers with sick children to manicures and neck and shoulder massages, make-up tips, and consultations provided by JAFRA Cosmetics International Inc., as well as gift bags filled with beauty items.
“It will be very special to watch these incredible mothers take a break, relax, and enjoy the day,” said Crawford. “We know that the presence of families helps in the healing process for children. These moms give so much love and support to their children during such a difficult time, and in honor of Mother’s Day, this is a nice way to show our appreciation for all the sacrifices they make for their families each and every day.”
The stars took part in the event as Celebrity Friends of Ronald McDonald House (RMHC), part of the charity’s existing Friends of RMHC volunteer program which includes a network of 30,000 volunteers that allows RMHC to serve millions of children each year. Other celebrities involved in the program include Hayden Panettiere, Holly Robinson-Peete, and Wayne Brady. The celebrity program was launched in 2007, during McDonald’s annual World Children’s Day fundraiser for RMHC, and is designed to heighten awareness for the charity and inspire people to take action by actively donating their time, resources, or funds.
“Mothers who depend on the Ronald McDonald House to be a ‘home away from home’ while their children receive treatment at nearby hospitals often form a special bond with one other,” said Wai Ling Eng, RMHC Global Board Trustee. “I’m delighted to be part of this event that salutes these strong women and gives them a chance to further their connection with other mothers going through a similar experience.”
Today’s event at the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House followed the opening of a newly-built auxiliary property, which added 40 additional hotel-style bedrooms to the facility. The expansion means the charity can now provide low cost, often free, lodging to 75-families per night; an increase from the previously accommodated 35-families.
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