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Happy Hour with the Stars - Hollywood Celebs Tackle Domestic Violence

Progressive Hollywood personnel pitch in to help prevent domestic violence through summer “Meet & Greet.”

PRLog - April 26, 2012 - WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Spring - Los Angeles - 2012

Famous faces to rub shoulders with fans over happy hour.  Sponsored by Hollywood Helpers, a West Hollywood charity, famous stars are coming out of the woodwork to help put an end to domestic violence in America once and for all.

The idea was conceived by Hollywood producer – actor – writer – director Prince Maryland (The X-Files) who found himself in trouble after an unexpected brush with the disease.  “My program addresses men [the root participant in most circumstances], “says Maryland.  “Where can men go for a time out when a confrontational situation in the home arises?  There are thousands of shelters for women – this is counterintuitive.  The way we treat DV in America is recalcitrant at best.  A woman must suffer some form of abuse prior to treatment.  My idea eliminates prerequisite suffering.  I treat the root cause instead of the symptom.”

Hailed by Congressional leaders as “magnificent”, Maryland co-founded “Hollywood Helpers” in 2010 with the help of long time associate/social activist Joanne Busch (Untold Stories of the ER), RN – actor – producer.

Together the two enlisted aid from a mutual list of Hollywood personnel like Tom Arnold, John Savage, Christian Bale, Scarlet Johansson, Michael Douglas and more.
“The response is overwhelming,” states Busch.  People like Michael Douglas, who honor a strong passion for social equality have been amazing.  U.S. Senators Carl Levin MI (D), and our own Dianne Feinstein, CA (D) have supported us every step of the way.  This is rapidly morphing into a movement.”

In order to raise funds for time out/counseling facilities for men, Hollywood Helpers is sponsoring a summer long Happy Hour Series in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.  Each week, for $25, patrons can enjoy terrific happy hour drinks and snacks along with photo-ops and autographs from their favorite stars.

“Our Casting Director [Valerie McCaffrey] has been wonderful,” exclaims Maryland.  We have stars many of us grew up with, coming forward for this terrific cause.  When Hollywood puts its mind to it, we have tremendous social impact.”

The series begins in July, continuing through September.  Registrations are available currently online.  “We would love to accommodate everyone.  Unfortunately there is a ceiling,” says Busch.  “We are encouraging fans to sign up now before space expires.  This is going to be tons of fun!  I’m looking forward to it.”

For more information and/or to register, go to:

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