Pasadena, CA - Monet Cares, a non-profit organization started by Monet Bagneris, is sponsoring the second annual three-day Music, Theater & Health Institute August 1st through 3rd to enhance the lives of youth in our communities. The Final Showcase will be on Sunday, August 3rd, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Paseo Colorado, and is free and open to the public. Some of those who will attend the three-day Institute include representatives from the Pasadena Public Health Department, stuntwoman and business owner Natascha Hopkins, City of Hope representatives, local title holders from the Miss America Organization, an L.A. Superior Court Judge, an L.A. Clippers Cheer Squad member, elected officials, a special appearance by a surprise celebrity, and more.
The Institute will include training by qualified professionals in the performing arts, hands-on activities with healthy meals, fitness training and motivational panels. Voice, dance, fitness and drama coaches will work with the girls and prepare them for participating in the final Showcase Presentation. The high caliber chef from California Pizza Kitchen, Pasadena, will provide a hands-on cooking demonstration, and Maranatha High School's noted cooking staff will provide healthy, tasty meals throughout the Institute. A panel of college students from schools from Ivy League, national and local universities will answer questions, and accomplished women in various careers will serve on the "Motivating Me" panel. The Institute will inspire participants in a safe, nurturing environment, to increase self-confidence, positive thinking, and to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Monet believes that "girls need to find their value and recognize their true potential in order to be self-sufficient and strong-willed leaders of the future." Registration is still open for girls who desire to participate and scholarships will be provided.
The Final Showcase will also include a Silent Auction, which will begin on-line on Thursday, July 31st, and among other items, will include a guitar signed by Paul McCartney, autographed items by One Direction, Muhammad Ali, President Clinton, President Reagan, restaurant gift cards, hotel stays and much more. The Showcase will also feature a special musical performance by the Monet Cares founder, Monet Bagneris. The Showcase is free and open to the public. For Showcase and Institute information, go to the website at: http://www.monetcares.org.
[Monet Cares is an organization that is based in the notion that it takes a village to raise a child. The motto is "Their Life, Your Hands: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles for Our Youth." The aim of Monet Cares is to provide resources, training and education to children and their families to eliminate disparities and expand knowledge of healthy lifestyles and the performing arts to bridge the achievement gap. There will be an Institute later this year for middle and high school age boys.]