Toni Rose via Crowdrise
October 27, 2015
BENEFITING: Friends in Deed, Inc.
To honor stage & TV star & big-hearted guy Raúl Esparza by giving to Friends In Deed on his birthday October 24.
Raúl sits on the Board of Directors of Friends In Deed – The Crisis Center for Life-Threatening Illness, the organization closest to his heart. Founded in 1991 by Cynthia O’Neal and the late Mike Nichols, FiD fills an urgent need of AIDS and cancer patients. At the time of its founding, medical professionals were overwhelmed by those epidemics. NIchols and O'Neal recognized the need for spiritual and emotional support for their patients, our brothers and sisters. Friends in Deed is their gift of that support.
Today thousands of patients and their loved ones come to Friends In Deed with life-threatening illnesses, exhausted from caregiving, or heartbroken over the death of someone they love. At Friends In Deed they find a safe space to connect with each other, access their own strength, and pass on their healing hearts in a circle of love and support.
The generous staff and volunteers at Friends In Deed provide their services free of charge. Please take the time to look over their website for a closer look at their programs, dedication, and spirit: friendsindeed.org. (But please come back here to donate for Raúl's birthday!)