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IMAGINATION HEALS! Friday, February 22, 2013 7PM -11PM

Written By: Marcelle - Feb• 20•13

 Launch Celebration of a Nationwide Arts program for Children’s Health!Bringing transformational entertainment to Children’s Hospital.
An inspiring event sponsored by A Forever Recovery and its CEO Per Wickstrom.
Honoring Discovery Arts and its co-founders
film composer Don Harper and choreographer Marilyn Clements
and legendary Rock-Funk singer Lester Chambers of the Chambers Brothers.
Debuting a Special Performance of Imagination Heals’ first original children’s musical – “Pacha’s PajamasHosted by Genevieve Goings, producer, singer, songwriter and star of Disney’s Choo Choo
This inspiring event is sponsored by A Forever Recovery and its CEO Per Wickstrom.
An evening of music, children’s activities, and presenting the “Imagination Heals Pioneer Award” to Discovery Arts, a 20 year old in-hospital program that brings The Arts to children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases founded by film composer Don Harper and choreographer Marilyn Clements 20 years ago.
Also being honored with the “Butterfly Award” is rock soul legend Lester Chambers, of the Chamber Brothers due to his outstanding participation in and commitment to Pacha’s Pajamas and the Imagination Heals program.
WHAT: 300+ celebrities, sports figures, VIP’s and children gathering together to honor the launch of “Imagination Heals,” a new, transformational children’s program from BALANCE Edutainment that provides free music, books, celebrity visits and live performances to children’s hospitals.
WHY: Celebrating the transforming effects of the arts on the well-being bring
to the overall well-being of children.
WHO: * Per Wickstrom, CEO of A Forever Recovery
* Tom McCoy – Executive Producer, Rigby McCoy Entertainment
* Genevieve Goings – Host of Disney’s “Choo Choo Soul”
* Lester Chambers, Awardee – of the Chamber Brothers
* Marilyn Clements, Awardee – award-winning choregrapher
*Don Harper – Awardee – film composer
* Cathy Rigby – Olympic Gold Medalist
*Rodney Allen Rippy – new reality TV show
* Kendal Schmidt – “Big Time Rush” band member
* Aaron Ableman – author/entertainer
* Agape Spiritual Center Youth Choir
* Jim Brown – NFL Hall of Famer
* Herman Moore – NFL, Detroit Lions
* Ron Rice – NFL, Detroit Lions
* Big Vinny – NBC’s “Biggest Loser”
* Tyrone Booze – former World Champion Boxer
* Kid Rapper Lil Jaxe
* Q’Orianka Kilcher – (“The New World”)
* Lorraine Toussaint ‘ (“Body of Proof”)
* Hayden Begley – daughter of Ed & Rachelle Begley
* Mona Polacca – renowned 13 Indigenous Grandmother
* Joanna Cassidy – (“6 Feet Under”)
*Stacey Dash – (“Single Ladies”, “Clueless”)
* Kate Linder – (“Young and the Restless”)
* Nia Peeples – (“Fame”, “Pretty Little Liars’)
* Julianna Rose – (Disney’s “Panyo”)
*Janessa Rose – (Disney’s “Panyo”)
*Lisa Marie Johnson – (“Finding Cody”)
* Tamera Meleck – singer
* Zack Callison – (“Sophia the First”)
*Zackary Alexander Rice – (“Power Up”)

WHERE: Beverly Hilton Hotel -Wilshire Room
9876 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 9021

WHEN: Friday, February 22, 2013
Press Check In: 4:30pm-5:15pm
Red Carpet Arrivals: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Program: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
DJ Dance Party: 9:00pm – 11:00pm

About A Forever Recovery
The A Forever Recovery program is an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in. Not every treatment methodology works for every client. Some people are very receptive to 12-step principles, whereas others are more comfortable with faith-based treatment. Cognitive approaches have excellent success, whereas others thrive within a more holistic approach. A Forever Recovery allows clients to choose from a wide range of recovery methodologies, coupled with Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT), to achieve success rates unmatched in the addiction treatment industry. The bottom line is that there is no single therapeutic approach to recovery that works for everyone… until now. http://aforeverrecovery.com
About BALANCE Edutainment
BALANCE Edutainment is a social enterprise that produces pop culture that supports the healthy development of today’s children. BALANCE’s flagship is Pacha’s Pajamas, the story of a little girl who whose magical pajamas whisk her away to imaginary worlds where she discovers everything she needs within herself. In the first story of the series, Pacha journeys to an epic music festival organized for (and by) plants and animals. Through this dream experience, Pacha falls in love with nature and by extension, herself, revealing that the secrets to life are within. BALANCE’s aim is to create content that helps kids understand and navigate their own lives, so that they may relate and create at their highest potential. www.pachaspajamas.com

Press Contact:
Dawna Shuman, Lighthouse Public Relations
Tel: 818-789-1077; dslighthousepr@aol.com

 

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