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When You Golf for a Day, You're Saving a Life
A luxurious, all-inclusive, VIP experience from the moment you step out of your car and onto the red carpet.
(June 24, 2016) – Mending Kids hosts our 7th annual VIP Ironfly Golf Invitational at a surprise top-rated golf course somewhere in the western region of the United States. Proceeds from this event provide life-saving surgeries to sick children around the globe and here in the United States whose families would otherwise be unable to afford expensive operations. Last year, the lucky 32 golfers were top executives from Disney, Warner Brothers, Deloitte, Sony Pictures, Sidley Austin LLP, Wells Fargo, to name a few.
The ultimate VIP experience begins as you arrive via valet at the Van Nuys Private Airport. You will be greeted by a private concierge and then dine on handmade crepes created by world renowned chefs. Then, walk the red carpet as you board a private aircraft. You and 31 other golfers will be flown to an ultimate golf destination. After a short limo ride to the course, you will be served endless food and drinks by private concierge. The tournament features several contests including a hole-in-one $50,000 cash prize. Reserve your spot today!Find out more »
Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica Pier Mending Kids is returning for their second year as a participating charity organization of the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon and Big 5K. The team at Mending Kids is honored and very excited to be a part of the sixth largest marathon in the U.S. along with our fellow charitable nonprofits involved. The 2017 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon runs from the “stadium to the sea” passing every major landmark in L.A. including Disney…Find out more »
Mending Kids is returning for their second year as a participating charity organization of the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon and Big 5K. The team at Mending Kids is honored and very excited to be a part of the sixth largest marathon in the U.S. along with our fellow charitable nonprofits involved. The 2017 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon runs from the “stadium to the sea” passing every major landmark in L.A. including Disney Hall, TCL Chinese Theatre, the Sunset…Find out more »
Mending Kids and Music Heals International joined forces to host a one night only benefit concert to support our missions to aid children in Haiti. It was a spectacular evening of family friendly fun with performances by The Bangles, The Kenneth Brian Band, The Roman Helmets, Lili Haydn, Parlor Social, and Lenny Goldsmith.As a community we came together and raised $14, 593 for children in Haiti.Find out more »
Mending Kids partnered with The World Poker Tour Foundation for an all-star game of Texas Hold'em to raise funds for our kids and save more lives around the world. The event was hosted by high rollers Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Andrew Garfield, and Gene Simmons, to benefit Mending Kids. The winner of the tournament was David O’Day. Alongside the special charity poker tournament held at CITIZEN Beverly Hills, those in attendance were also able to enjoy casino games and live…Find out more »
Step back in time for an exquisite evening of fine dining and entertainment.
HOW TO GET TO UNION STATION – 3 options
Uber – We highly encourage utilizing Uber for your travel to and from the event. If it’s your first time using the app on your phone, you can use the code ubermendingkids to save $20!
Train – Union station is a train station, so why not arrive by train! Follow these links to plan your travel: http://www.metrolinktrains.com/tripplanner/ or https://www.metro.net/riding/maps/
Drive – If you plan on driving on your own, we will have valet parking available for the first 140 cars that arrive, and is included for guests that purchased sponsorship packages. Valet parking begins NO EARLIER than 5:00PM. We anticipate having enough valet to park all guests, but in the event we are full, guests will be directed from to a nearby self-park lot from the valet area.
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Los Angeles Union Station
800 North Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
5:00pm - Cocktails, silent auction, travel raffle and live entertainment
6:45pm - Dinner and program, awards and live auction
Join us at the historic and opulent Union Station in downtown, Los Angeles for designer cocktails and silent auction in the Fred Harvey Room, followed by a spirited dinner show and live auction on the Grande Concourse.
This inspirational evening will highlight the works of Mending Kids and will pay special tribute to three extraordinary supporters:
We are proud to honor...
Mrs. Alem Melaku
Rebecca (Becky) Pollack Parker
David A. Kulber, MD, FACS
One night only concert event to benefit Mending Kids
Featuring Johnny Depp (The Hollywood Vampires), Gene Simmons (KISS), Gilby Clarke (Guns n' Roses) and many guest musicians, singers & drink specials!
(Sunday, August 16, 2015) – Music On a Mission All-Star Celebrity Jam benefiting Mending Kids - offering life-changing surgical care to children across the globe.
A HUGE THANKS TO:
Johnny Depp & Bruce Witkin
Nuno Bettencourt - ,
Matt Starr -
Sean McNabb -
Bryce Soderberg -
Steve Ferlazzo -
Franky Perez -
Dave Kushner -
A GREAT GREAT night, rocking out with 600 people to an all-star celebrity concert!
We are so grateful to Lucky Strike, Barry Pointer and his crew, Gilby Clarke for all the arrangements, Jed Daly, Dr. David Kulber, all of our sponsors and ticket holders for helping to raise money for upcoming surgical missions!
Check out the photos! It was truly a night to remember.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Depp didn't say a word as he stepped onto a small stage inside the Lucky Strike bowling alley. He just strapped on a guitar and started playing with the band.
One song later, Gene Simmons joined in.
The superstar pairing capped off a fundraising concert Sunday for MendingKids.org, an organization that provides hundreds of free corrective surgeries each year for children around the world. Besides Depp and Simmons, the event also featured a surprise reunion of rock group Extreme for a performance of their 1991 classic "More Than Words."
After appearances by various musicians, Depp quietly joined the house band to play Alice Cooper's "School's Out." (The 52-year-old actor announced last week that he is forming a band with Cooper and guitarist Joe Perry called Hollywood Vampires that will release a self-titled album next month and donate proceeds to charity.)
His hair slicked back, Depp wore jeans and an oxford shirt topped with a gray vest. He played a white electric guitar. In a statement provided by his publicist, Depp said he was "thrilled to be a part of an event that benefits children around the globe."
"Mending Kids is not only changing the lives of these kids, but making a difference in developing countries that are in need of medical care," he said.
Simmons was the last to take the stage. A supporter of MendingKids.org for several years, the 65-year-old entertainer invited anyone with $1,000 to donate to the organization to come up and sing with the band. About 10 donors took him up on the offer, including his son and daughter, and they shared the stage with Depp, Simmons and the rest of the band during the closing number, the Kiss hit "Rock and Roll All Nite."
After the show, Depp waved to fans and disappeared out a side door.
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