Childhelp is the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit advocating for abused and neglected children. On Saturday, January 23rd, they held their 12th Annual Drive the Dream Gala at the Arizona Biltmore to raise funds for Childhelp’s education treatment and prevention programs aiding the victims of child abuse.
Multi Grammy Award-winning artist Michael Bolton and Dancing with the Stars’ Maks Chmerkovskiy joined forces and raised $50,000 for Childhelp Programs and Services. Bolton partook in the live auction by offering guests the chance to win an opportunity to be serenaded to “When a Man Loves a Woman.” Chmerkovskiy decided to add to the package by offering to slow dance with the lucky winner during the serenade. This live auction item ended up raising $50,000 toward Childhelp’s programs and services.
In addition to Bolton and Chmerkovskiy, television personality John O’Hurley, actress and comedian Melissa Peterman, actress and author Cheryl Ladd, Days of our Lives’ Jen Lilley, NASCAR Driver Paulie Harraka, Tony Award-winning actress Carol Lawrence, Childhelp Founders Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson were also in attendance at the auction.