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June 2017

Ironfly 2017

June 16
Del Mar Country Club, 6001 Clubhouse Dr
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 United States
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When You Golf for a Day, You're Saving a Life

A luxurious, all-inclusive, VIP experience from the moment you step out of your car and onto the red carpet.

(June 16, 2017) – Mending Kids hosted our 8th annual VIP Ironfly Golf Invitational at The Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe. Proceeds from this event provide life-saving surgeries to sick children around the globe and here in the United States whose families would otherwise be unable to afford expensive operations. This year, the lucky 32 golfers were top executives from Disney, Warner Brothers, Deloitte, Sony Pictures, Sidley Austin LLP, Wells Fargo, to name a few.

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March 2017

LA Marathon & Big 5K

March 19 @ 6:55 am - 5:00 pm
LA Big 5K Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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Mending Kids returned for its second year as a participant of the LA Marathon and Big 5K. We had 33 participants for the LA Big 5K on Saturday, March 18th, and 9 run the entire marathon on Sunday, March 19th. With their combined efforts the team raised over $30,000! Thanks to these warriors more children around the world will receive the critical care they deserve. To learn how you can join our team in 2018 email

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October 2016

Four Kings & an Ace Charity Poker Tournament 2016

October 16, 2016
Citizen, 184 N Canon Dr,
Beverly Hills, CA 90210 United States
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Mending Kids partnered with The World Poker Tour Foundation for an all-star game of Texas Hold'em to raise funds for our kids and save more lives around the world. The event was hosted by high rollers Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Andrew Garfield, and Gene Simmons, to benefit Mending Kids. The winner of the tournament was David O’Day. Alongside the special charity poker tournament held at CITIZEN Beverly Hills, those in attendance were also able to enjoy casino games and live…

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GALA 2016

October 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Union Station DTLA, 800 N Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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5th annual Wings Around the World

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June 2016

Music on a Mission 2016

June 21, 2016
casa escobar malibu, 22969 pacific coast HWY, casa escobar malibu, 22969 pacific coast HWY
malibu, CA United States
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Mending Kids and Music Heals International joined forces to host a one night only benefit concert to support our missions to aid children in Haiti. It was a spectacular evening of family friendly fun with performances by The Bangles, The Kenneth Brian Band, The Roman Helmets, Lili Haydn, Parlor Social, and Lenny Goldsmith.As a community we came together and raised $14, 593 for children in Haiti.

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November 2015

GALA 2015

November 21, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Union Station DTLA, 800 N Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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August 2015

Music on a Mission 2015

August 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Lucky Strike Live Hollywood, 6801 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States
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One night only concert event to benefit Mending Kids

Featuring Johnny Depp (The Hollywood Vampires), Gene Simmons (KISS), Gilby Clarke (Guns n' Roses) and many guest musicians, singers & drink specials!

(Sunday, August 16, 2015) – Music On a Mission All-Star Celebrity Jam benefiting Mending Kids - offering life-changing surgical care to children across the globe.

Johnny Depp & Bruce Witkin
Gene Simmons
Gilby Clarke
Nuno Bettencourt - ,
Matt Starr -
Sean McNabb -
Bryce Soderberg -
Steve Ferlazzo -
Franky Perez -
Dave Kushner -
Nikka Costa
Debby Holiday

A GREAT GREAT night, rocking out with 600 people to an all-star celebrity concert!

We are so grateful to Lucky Strike, Barry Pointer and his crew, Gilby Clarke for all the arrangements, Jed Daly, Dr. David Kulber, all of our sponsors and ticket holders for helping to raise money for upcoming surgical missions!

Check out the photos! It was truly a night to remember.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Depp didn't say a word as he stepped onto a small stage inside the Lucky Strike bowling alley. He just strapped on a guitar and started playing with the band.

One song later, Gene Simmons joined in.

The superstar pairing capped off a fundraising concert Sunday for, an organization that provides hundreds of free corrective surgeries each year for children around the world. Besides Depp and Simmons, the event also featured a surprise reunion of rock group Extreme for a performance of their 1991 classic "More Than Words."

After appearances by various musicians, Depp quietly joined the house band to play Alice Cooper's "School's Out." (The 52-year-old actor announced last week that he is forming a band with Cooper and guitarist Joe Perry called Hollywood Vampires that will release a self-titled album next month and donate proceeds to charity.)

His hair slicked back, Depp wore jeans and an oxford shirt topped with a gray vest. He played a white electric guitar. In a statement provided by his publicist, Depp said he was "thrilled to be a part of an event that benefits children around the globe."

"Mending Kids is not only changing the lives of these kids, but making a difference in developing countries that are in need of medical care," he said.

Simmons was the last to take the stage. A supporter of for several years, the 65-year-old entertainer invited anyone with $1,000 to donate to the organization to come up and sing with the band. About 10 donors took him up on the offer, including his son and daughter, and they shared the stage with Depp, Simmons and the rest of the band during the closing number, the Kiss hit "Rock and Roll All Nite."

After the show, Depp waved to fans and disappeared out a side door.

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