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SOURCE Mending Kids International
KISS Front Man to Be Special Guest on Google+ Hangout to Benefit Mending Kids International
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gene Simmons, legendary bass guitarist and lead singer of KISS, will be the special guest at a Google+ Hangout on Friday, October 11 at 10AM Pacific time. To access the "Hangout," visitors should go to www.mendingkids.org/hangoutwithgene. The interview will be conducted by MKI Board member and renowned broadcast journalist Dorothy Lucey. The megastar will talk about his career, his business ventures and his activities and support of MKI. Also on hand will be one of the many beneficiaries of Mending Kids International (MKI), 6 year old Victor, from Kenya, who is hoping for life-changing surgery to rebuild his entire urinary system. Victor's surgery is $50,000 and of that, MKI is trying to raise $10,000. Other surgeries range between $250 for a club foot correction all the way to $3500 for an open heart surgery.
Fans and admirers can ask Gene Simmons questions in advance of the Google+ Hangout by posting question to the Mending Kids Twitter, Facebook or Google+ pages.
In a few short years, MKI has transformed the lives of over one thousand children, and has laid the foundation for hospitals and doctors around the world to continue MKI's life changing work. 92% of every dollar received goes directly towards helping children.
Simmons' philanthropy and support of charities including Mending Kids International, as well as that of his family, Shannon Tweed and their son and daughter, Nick and Sophie, will be honored at the November 9 MKI Gala, where the Simmons clan will jointly receive the prestigious Humanitarian Award. Information and tickets are available at www.mendingkids.org.
About Mending Kids International: MKI is a 501(c)3 organization working to change the lives of children in over 54 countries around the world in Central and South America, the Caribbean, Africa, Southeast Asia, through Hometown Missions in the United States. MKI strives to give children access to critical surgeries that they would otherwise not be able to receive due to lack of medical or financial resources, and works to help communities create self-sustaining surgical programs.
Jo-Ann Geffen, JAG PR
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