Actress, author, activist, philanthropist, Jamie Lee Curtis captivated the audience at The Help Group’s 2nd annual Teddy Bear Tea: An Affair of the Heart on Tuesday, February 24th at The Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. With candor, warmth and insight, Ms. Curtis spoke of her life experiences and the inspiration for her series of best-selling children’s books that have sold more than 4.6 million copies.

The Teddy Bear Tea was hosted by Nadine Schiff-Rosen, and generously sponsored by Ms. Schiff-Rosen and her husband Fred Rosen. Both serve on The Help Group’s Circle of Friends Philanthropic Board. She thanked all the guests and said, “It’s so important for every child to get the help that they need, and by supporting The Help Group you can make this possible.” Tea Co-hosts, Julia Baumgartner and Teddi Cole, parents of children who attend The Help Group’s Summit View school, spoke of The Help Group’s positive impact on children and families.

The program included the remarks of Deanna Munguia, parent of a four year son, Manny who attends The Help Group Young Learners Preschool for Autism. She spoke about her family’s journey since they first realized that Manny was developing differently and about the positive impact of early intervention. At the conclusion of her remarks, young members of The Help Group Children’s Choir sang “When You Wish Upon a Star” to a cheering audience.


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