The 6th Annual Teddy Bear Tea – An Affair of the Heart was a wonderful gathering of friends and supporters who share The Help Group’s commitment to children with special needs. Best-selling author Angella Nazarian was the featured speaker for the Tea, held on February 21st at the Montage Beverly Hills. This year’s event was graciously hosted by Jodi Tenenbaum for the 3rd year and co-hosted by Therese Gamba and Teri Simpson.

Angella Nazarian, author, activist and humanitarian, was this year’s featured speaker. Her newest book, “Pioneers of the Possible: Celebrating Visionary Women of the World,” profiles twenty inspiring women from the past century through today, including Simone de Beauvoir, Ella Fitzgerald, Frida Kahlo and Golda Meir. She shared fascinating stories about the women showcased in the book, noting that it is incredible what one person can accomplish in the world. Angella encouraged the audience in her closing remarks, saying, “I hope the stories from the book will inspire you to live a life of meaning.”

Uplifting performances by The Help Group Children’s Choir were a memorable highlight of the afternoon. The Tea also featured a boutique and silent auction, as well as a book signing by Angella Nazarian. It was truly a magical day in support of the children!


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