The Children Matter presented by Gene Simmons, the Starkey Hearing Foundation and Matter, hosted a Los Angeles event to celebrate the launch of their new collaborative initiative, whose mission is to improve the lives of thousands of at-risk children by expanding access to healthcare and food, giving the gift of hearing as well as performing life-saving surgeries. Guests at the inaugural fete, which took place at the home of Rohan Oza, enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live auction as well as a special performance by Gene Simmons. The first annual event raised over 3.5 million dollars!
Celebrities/VIPs in attendance included, Gene, Shannon and Sophie Simmons plus Bai Ling (Call Me King), Brady Forseth (Stakey Foundation), Khandi Alexander (Scandal), Kyle Massey (Being Mary Jane), Natasha Henstridge (actress), Maria Menounos (actress/TV host), Patrick Warburton, Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy), Randy Jackson (Record Producer), Steven Bauer (Ray Donovan), Tommy Thayer (KISS) and more.
Photo Credit: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for The Children Matter.NGO