At its most recent General Meeting the members of the HFPA voted unanimously to donate $9,000 to three charities in honor of
Robin Williams. The late Robin Williams was a great friend of the HFPA---always generous with his time for interviews or to perform as a presenter at the Golden Globe Awards. Like the entire entertainment industry and the world at large, the members of the HFPA felt a great loss learning of his untimely death. It was this feeling of kinship that led President Theo Kingma to contact Robin Williams' family on behalf of the HFPA membership. Kingma said: “We were deeply affected and wanted to contribute to his memory by donating to his favorite charities”. The donations will go to the following three charities: > St Jude Children’s Research Hospital St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Ranked one of the best pediatric cancer hospitals in the country, St. Jude is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. > Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
The late Christopher Reeve and his wife Dana were close friend of Robin Williams. He actively supported the Paralysis Research Center (PRC) which offers resources on spinal cord injury, paralysis and mobility related disabilities. In addition its mission is to provide a comprehensive, national source of information for people living with paralysis and their caregivers to promote health, foster involvement in the community and improve quality of life.
> Muhammed Ali Parkinson Foundation (MAPC) The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center (MAPC) is a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence and an outstanding resource for people with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. The Center was established in 1997 by Muhammad Ali, Philanthropist Jimmy Walker and Dr. Abraham Lieberman to combine clinical and research expertise with community support and emotional care.