Thursday, January 04, 2007

George Lopez

George Lopez: The 20th Annual Great Chefs of LA™

Thought I’d share this pic with you (DSC_0102: (left to right) Mario Martinoli, George Lopez, and Rob Wilson)

George Lopez is probably one of the hardest working charity volunteers in Hollywood. He and his wife Ann are, among many other charities, national spokespersons for the National Kidney Foundation. Lopez’s wife donated a kidney to him last April. He suffered from a genetic condition that caused his kidneys to deteriorate, and needed the transplant in order to survive. Now he spreads the word about the need for early detection of kidney disease and the critical shortage of donated organs for transplantation. One fundraising event he participates in is the Great Chefs of LA Event. It was held in November and raised $150,000! Net proceeds from this year’s Great Chefs of Los Angeles™ will go to the National Kidney Foundation of Southern California, which provides direct patient care services, research fellowships, public health education, free summer camps for children, teens, and families on dialysis, minority heath outreach, and organ donor and transplant awareness. Keep up the great work George!

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