One of the questions most often asked when a fan buys a ticket for an Soap Opera event is, “Where does the money go?” Few people realize how expensive it is to host an event for a huge group of people. The majority of any ticket price usually goes for the cost of the event production , but what of the rest?
Most of our General Hospital actors have special causes that are dear to their hearts and usually, a percentage of money from ticket sales is donated directly to those charities. Some actors are very direct and vocal about their endorsement of their favorite cause, while others are more discreet about their support of specific organizations.
The Official General Hospital Fan Club feels it is important to honor the generous spirits of the GH stars who give so freely to these worthy causes. Listed Below, you will find some of the charities supported by the GH actors. If you feel like giving a little or giving a lot, Donations to these charities can be made at anytime throughout the year, by clicking on the link.
I think we all choose a charity that has touched our lives in one way or another. I have three charities that are near and dear to me. A percentage of the proceeds from our annual event is donated to the following charities.
Texas EquuSearch Mounted Search and Recovery Team The Texas EquuSearch Mounted Search and Recovery Team was started in August, 2000 with the purpose to provide Volunteer Horse Mounted Search and Recovery for Lost and Missing persons. The Team was started in the North Galveston County area because of the high incidence of missing persons in the largely undeveloped area of South Harris and North Galveston Counties. With this in mind, the team’s existence and purpose are dedicated to the memory of Laura Miller, a young woman abducted and murdered in North Galveston County in 1984. Laura was the daughter of our director, Tim Miller. Our team is composed of volunteers of various experiences, but most are experienced horse owners.
We currently have approximately 350 + members and are growing rapidly. We are currently available to conduct searches state wide. We are a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, which is funded solely by donations from team members and the surrounding communities.
You will find our organization to be compassionate, dedicated and professional. We believe that we can better ourselves by working together to help the community and people in need. Many of our members are trained in various rescue and life saving skills such as CPR, advanced lifesaving skills and field craft. Our members come from all walks of life. We have business owners, medics, firefighters, housewives, electricians and students on our team. Our resources range from horse and rider teams to foot searchers, water (divers, boats) air (planes, helicopters), dog teams (air scent, cadaver and tracking) and 4×4’s. We have also utilized infared cameras in some of our searches.
Texas EquuSearch is a professional organization and we take notification of a missing person very seriously. If you are interested in volunteering with us, making a donation, learning more or, God forbid, you need our help, please contact us.
Texas EquuSearch is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
To Donate: http://www.texasequusearch.org/donate.html
Texas EquuSearch Office
4013 FM 517, Suite B Dickinson, Texas 77539
P. O. Box 395, Dickinson, Texas 77539
Office: (281) 309-9500
Fax : (281) 534-6719
Toll Free: (877) 270-9500
Alzheimer’s Association – My mother and father both passed away from complications related to this disease. http://www.alz.org/Donate/DonateOL.asp
The Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation – My sister Beth is a Survivor of Breast Cancer. She was diagnosed in May 2000, and today I am happy to report she is 9 years cancer free.http://www.komen.org/don
Kimberly McCullough aka Robin Scorpio Drake loves to raise MOOLA for the LA AIDS Walk. It is very near and dear to her heart. She walks and helps raise a lot of money each year for this very worthy cause. http://aidswalklosangeles2009
Steve Burton, aka Jason Morgan, really has a heart of gold when it comes to supporting his favorite charity, http://www.africarenewal.org/ Africa Renewal Ministries: Change a child… a village… a nation. Steve is specifically involved with the Rukungiri Project, if people are interested in learning more about where donations in Steve’s name/monies raised by Steve should be directed.
Jackie Zeman aka Bobbie Spencer has traveled to Africa with the founder of the Gabriel Project, Mark Melamed on various occasions to help bring a child to America for heart surgery. The Gabriel Project has events throughout the year, usually in the NY/NJ areas. Attending the events is a great way to support this foundation. The other way would be to go to their official site and make a donation.
Leslie Charleson aka Monica Quartermaine has always been a big supporter to The Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation http://www.komen.org/don
The following organization is a special one since this is the place Leslie learned to ride. The New Canaan Mounted Troop is in desperate need for renovations. This is where the money from her Ebay auctions and the luncheon were donated to this year. Donations can now be made on line by clicking the link below. The Leslie Charleson Fan Club will also be sending another donation toward the end of the year; if donations want to be made, they can be sent via PayPal to the fan club and they will be more than glad to pass on the donations.
New Canaan Mounted Troop
The Smile Train: International Charity Providing Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery for Children. Give a child with a cleft a second chance at life. Donate now! Every $250 raised, a child receives free cleft surgery.
Tyler Christopher aka Nikolas Cassadine The 68 Cent Crew Theatre Company is in the process of becoming a nonprofit organization, and we would love your support in any way. This website includes facts about our company and reviews of what our company has accomplished in the last two and a half years. We appreciate your time and consideration. May we continue to move forward together and bringing amazing theatre to Los Angeles.http://www.68centcrew.com/