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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Million Dollar Marlee Matlin

I have really enjoyed watching Marlee Matlin on this season's Celebrity Apprentice. On tonight's episode, she raised a million dollars for Starkey Hearing Foundation!!! This is the American hearing aid company that donates hearing aids to needy children around the world. To learn more, visit the Starkey Hearing Foundation website.

Last year, I wrote about this organization but didn't mention that it's been a personal dream of mine to someday accompany this organization on one of their missions to Central America. Marlee, more than ever, you are my hero for what you've done tonight. Congratulations!

No matter what happened this week on Celebrity Apprentice, I was planning to write about Marlee. Why? This week I discovered this inspirational video of her on the Deaf Women in Film website. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

By the way, the men's team on Celebrity Apprentice raised money for another wonderful cause, the St. Jude Children's Hospital. Donald Trump made a deal with Marlee and men's team leader, John Rich, that the "losing" team (in terms of dollars raised) could keep their money for their charity. So, both charities won big tonight. You can learn more about St. Jude Children's Hospital at their website.

Well done, celebrities. So many children will be helped by your efforts.


Mike said...

I've written several blogs about her and Starkey Foundation.

Just look for the "Search this blog" by scrolling down until you see it on the left side of the page. And type in the word "starkey" to pull up all of my blogs on Starkey.

Don't be afraid to speak up about Starkey or show your support. If people attack you because of that then they are the ones being petty and selfish.

Ilena said...

Well Done Marlee!

Thanks for sharing this video as well, interesting to hear her speak of her childhood.

* said...

Marlee rocks!

(e said...

Interesting video of Matlin. Thanks for sharing! :)