Do you remember the Michael Morones story? The kid was bullied because he likes My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and one tragic night Michael tried to take his own life. Today, Michael is still in a recovery mode. To learn a lot more about Michael’s situation, click on the link to read a great story from Emily Le Coz of The Clarion-Ledger. http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/local/2014/04/12/year-olds-suicide-attempt-part-epidemic/7661405
Tonight, a great fundraiser for the newly created Michael Morones Foundation takes place at the New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Performers in this show includes Laura Benanti, Robin De Jesús, Julia Burrows, Joe Iconis and Family, Lauren Worsham, Jake and Sydney Lucas, Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Patrick Stewart, Megan Hilty and Jonathan Groff, and others. The show starts at 7 pm Eastern and for updates follow @BwayVsBullying on Twitter.
The Michael Morones Foundation’s mission is to educate communities worldwide on the social development and well-being of our youth. The Foundation works to ensure children that they are loved while providing their youth support and equipping them with the necessary life skills to enjoy a successful life.” ” Broadway Battles Bullying” is the first fundraising event of this scale; they hope its success will not only support the Foundation but also spread awareness of Michael’s story and inspire more fundraising efforts and donations down the road.
Learn more about Broadway Battles Bullying at: http://broadwaybattlesbullying.org/
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