Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 26, 2013
This past Oscar weekend, on Friday, February 22nd, the Beverly Hilton hosted more than 400 guests for the launch of the Children’s Hospitals Program “Imagination Heals.” Hosted by A Forever Recovery, Best Drug Rehabilitation and their CEO Per Wickstrom, the event brought together over 50 celebrities from sports, music and television including NFL Hall of Famer, Jim Brown; Kendall Schmidt from the Nickelodeon TV Show Big Time Rush, Olympic Gold Medalist and Actor Cathy Rigby and NFL Pro Bowler Herman Moore. The evening was hosted by singer/actress Genevieve Goings, star of Disney Jr.'s “Choo Choo Soul.”
Kendall Schmidt kicked off the evening with a reading from Pacha’s Pajamas, a novel pop musical for children created by BALANCE Edutainment that performs before hospitalized children, providing tangible, therapeutic aid to those suffering
Cathy Rigby presented the “Imagination Heals Pioneer Award” to Discovery Arts, an in-hospital program that brings the arts to children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases that was founded by film composer Don Harper and choreographer Marilyn Clements 20 years ago. Also honored was rock soul legend Lester Chambers due to his outstanding participation in and commitment to Pacha’s Pajamas and the Imagination Heals program.
Per Wickstrom commented, “There is nothing greater than having an affect on the children who are our hope for the future of our society. We as a group must educate these kids, heal all the youth and give them the ability to stay strong and off drugs and alcohol. Thus, helping us to reduce addiction in our society.”