Tuesday, October 2, 2018


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Annual Event Celebrates Mission’s
More than 80 Years of service to L.A.’s Homeless
Los Angeles, California --- October 1, 2018 --- The Los Angeles Mission will honor Dr. Drew Pinsky at its 8thAnnual Legacy of Vision Gala.  The October 25thgala will honor Pinsky with Anne Douglas’s namesake Award.  (Ticket/Sponsorship information here.)
Pinsky is the host of Dr. Drew Midday Live on KABC radio in Los Angeles.  His also hosts MTV television’s Teen Mom Reunion specials, as well as Host of the Dr. Drew Podcast and the Adam and Drew Podcast.  A frequent guest on talk and national news programs, Dr. Drew has also penned a New York Times bestseller “The Mirror Effect: How Celebrity Narcissism is Seducing America” (Harper Collins).
Long-time, dedicated Los Angeles Mission volunteers Edwin and Aldis Hodge, brothers and popular actors, will receive the Legacy of Vision Award at the gala.  Edwin Hodge is known for his role as Robert Chase in “Six” and “The Purge” series of films. Aldis Hodge is recognized for his many film roles, notably “Hidden Figures,” his role as Akinbode in the TV series “Turn” on AMC and Noah in “Underground” on WGN.
The event will be hosted by Jonathan Sadowski, actor most recently recognized for his role as Josh Kaminiski in Freeform’s “Young and Hungry.”
The Anne Douglas Award is given each year to the person who has made significant contributions to the community.  The award is named for Mrs. Douglas, benefactor of the Los Angeles Mission's Anne Douglas Center for Women and the wife of actor Kirk Douglas.
The event is scheduled to take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  Information and tickets are available by calling the Mission at 213-629-1227, ext. 325. 
Sponsors for the gala include: the Johnny Carson Foundation, the Goldwin Foundation,American AirlinesCity National Bankand the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities.
For more than 80 years, the Los Angeles Missionhas served thousands of hurting men and women who find themselves homeless in downtown Los Angeles, providing emergency services such as shelter, food and clothing.  In addition, the Los Angeles Mission also offers long-term residential rehabilitation programs, including education, job training, transitional housing and counseling.
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Go to www.losangelesmission.orgfor more information about the Los Angeles Mission. 

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