We now have over 250 volunteers around the world who help us translate, teach, work on graphic design and countless other great things. Recently we have signed up 200 new volunteers from the awareness created through “Dancing With the Stars.” We are so thankful for so many people opening their hearts to rebuild children’s lives.
So with our volunteer effort in full swing and the foundation growing, we reached out to our friends and built an advisory board to add expert guidance to our mission.
We are blessed with so many amazing individuals from educators, UN representatives, business leaders and they all deserve recognition, but this week I would like to single one of them out. He is an incredible artist/singer/songwriter and most importantly, my friend, John Forte.
John just performed an exclusive concert on Easter Sunday in Moscow, Russia and donated 50% of the proceeds to Happy Hearts Fund and the other 50% to a wonderful organization, “Operation Smile.” He didn’t have to do this, but that’s just the way John is. He wants to shed light on children in need who can’t help themselves.
I decided, that if I was no longer on "Dancing with the Stars," I would go to Moscow to support, say thank you and of course, see the show myself and I did. I am still buzzing about his performance and the positive message he sent to the sold out audience. Thank you John!