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About The Benefit


About The Benefit:  Vernon Zmolek was a man from Traer, Iowa who had a stroke while driving and got into an accident.  He then went into a nursing home.  On April 3, 2009, while in Los Angeles, I received a phone call from my mother.  I was told a benefit was being held for Vernon Smolek on April 18.  "But what can I do?" I asked.  Well, I guess it was pretty common knowledge that I "knew people", so someone told my Mom to ask me for autographed photos and such things from celebrities.  I said I'd do what I could, but I really didn't know anyone would agree to it.  I was surprised when the people I asked jumped onto it so quickly, especially in such short notice!  So I'd like to thank ALL of the stars who contributed!  THANK YOU!

    I, myself, was flattered when I was asked to help out.  I never before thought myself that relevant to such things, but I've always wanted to be a part of benefits and other fundraisers.  This was my first.  I didn't know Vernon Smolek, personally, but I heard good things over the years.  He was always well-liked by the town, so I thought this was a good cause.  We small-town guys have to stick together.

    All of the people I contacted are those whose work I truly enjoy.  I couldn't ask people I didn't like.  Everyone I asked is a great entertainer and I urge you to check out their work.

The Celebrities Who Contributed To This Event:

Ahna Capri-  Ahna donated a lovely 8x10 photo of herself with Bruce Lee from the legendary martial arts epic, "Enter the Dragon".

Mark Marderosian-  Mark donated an autographed Twinkle Mouse plush from his line, Angels From The Attic.

Quinn O'Hara-  Quinn donated eleven autographed 8x10 photos of herself.

Paul Petersen-  Paul donated two exciting 8x10 photos: One from "Houseboat" with Cary Grant and cast, the other with the cast from "The Donna Reed Show".

TJ Storm-  TJ donated two great 8x10 martial arts photos of himself.