irman of the California Wellness Foundation, one of the largest
charitable foundations devoted to public health and wellness education.
Erika Greaves is the national chairperson for Health Net's Celebration of
Children, which provides Christmas parties for thousands of disadvantaged
children and children of military personnel in locations across the
The Giving New Hope Benefit is hosted by The Council, a volunteer group
that works on community outreach and fundraising efforts for The Children's
Burn Foundation, under the leadership of Kathy Toppino, president of The
Council; Dana Kitaj, benefit co-chair; and Jill Stein, benefit co-chair.
Philanthropists Patrick Foley, Jay Gellert, Stephen Lynch, David Olson and
Gary Yates served as dinner co-chairs.
Additional support was provided by Lynda Fadel, live auction chair;
Linda Vitale, silent auction co-chair; and Reiko Pultz, silent auction
co-chair, along with Susan Lynch, mystery box co-chair; Ellen Simmons,
mystery box co-chair; and Jean Trebek, mystery box co-chair. The Council
has raised more than six million dollars since 1996.
The benefit was emceed by Fritz Coleman, entertainment personality and
well-known television weatherman on KNBC-TV. Entertainment was provided by
the USC Trojan Marching Band and pianist Yevgeniy Milyavskiy. In attendance
was Alex Trebek, host of "Jeopardy", along with his wife Jean Trebek, a
member of The Council.
About the Children's Burn Foundation:
Since 1985, the Sherman Oaks, CA-based Children's Burn Foundation has
served children in Southern California and around the world to provide
state-of-the-art reconstructive treatment, psychological and social
services and wonderful camp experiences to help young burn survivors heal.
The Foundation's highly acclaimed prevention programs have taught more than
a quarter of a million Angelenos and their families how to prevent burns.
For more information visit
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