Friday, February 29, 2008
Former Talk Show Host Jenny Jones Giving Away Millions
Former talk show host Jenny Jones announced today that she is launching “Jenny’s Heroes,” a nationwide search for individuals wanting to make a difference in their local community. Jones has given one million dollars of her own money to the Jenny Jones Foundation, which will be making continuous grants to selected individuals throughout 2008. Having had the opportunity to host a successful 12-year run of the nationally syndicated talk show “The Jenny Jones Show,” Jones is giving back some of her good fortune. “I have been blessed with a successful career in television and am excited to give back to those who have their own dream but need the funds to make it come true,” comments Jones.
Throughout 2008, the Jones Foundation will be making grants of up to $25,000 each to people who submit the best ideas online at http://jennysheroes.com/ explaining what their community improvement project is and how their grant would be used. To qualify, the project must help a number of people and have long lasting benefits. After reviewing grants during the first week of each month, Jones will then announce the recipients and their causes on every following Friday of that month on http://jennysheroes.com/. Jones will personally select the final recipients of each grant. The site will also provide updates on the various projects that Jones is funding throughout the year.
Jones has quietly donated millions in the past to worthy causes. Her generosity spans from surprising family, friends, and co-workers with cars, homes, and trips all over the world to presenting Chicago’s Cook County Hospital with a fully equipped mobile mammography coach to provide underserved women with breast cancer screening. Jones also donated 100% of her biography and cookbook profits to breast cancer research and often provided financial support for women needing surgeries. She has made generous donations to various schools and funded her own scholarship program for students in need. Dana Stephens, former assistant to Jones, states, “Jenny’s generosity was legendary among the staffers at her show, but no gift compared to when she paid for my Chicago condo just weeks before my daughter was born. She gave my brand new family a completely clean, fresh start. That gift leaves me speechless to this day.”
Keeping with her lifelong desire to help others and contribute positively toward society, Jones is looking forward to seeing the numerous ways her million dollars will help others and their community.
Love Hope Strength Foundation (LHSF) is an international charity with chapters in the US, UK and Australia. Founded by leukemia survivors Mike Peters of the Welsh rock band the Alarm and President of CSI Entertainment James Chippendale with the goal of providing all cancer patients with the same opportunities that they had, including access to information, quality cancer treatment and the best medication available. They do some amazing things! Please check out their website!
When: October 8-17, 2008
What: 100 musicians, mountaineers, cancer survivors and supporters will embark upon a once in a lifetime 10-day Peruvian celebration including a 4 day trek from Cusco, at the foothills of the Andes, to the Inca ruins of Llactapata and Machu Picchu. Special guests will be announced soon. A limited number of spots are available on this trek and based upon the resounding success of Everest Rocks and other past events, they will go fast. Do not miss your chance to be part of this landmark event.
OR join them in Colorado! -- Tri For Your Cause was established in the spring of 2007 to provide athletes and spectators with an opportunity to raise money for the nonprofit organization of their choice. The Love Hope Strength Foundation is a benefiting charity. Simply join the race as an individual or with a team and select Love Hope Strength from the list of charities. September 7, 2008. Check the website for more info.
OR join them in L.A. -- April 21, 2008 at The Cat Club, Los Angeles, CA. An exclusive jam session by rock and roll legends at the infamous Cat Club. Hosted by Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats. Check the website for more information!