Friday, July 10, 2009
Michael Jackson's Good Deeds VS The Media Crap we know... MJ Gave His All..
Michael Jackson's Good Deeds VS The Media Crap we know...MJ Gaves His All
We have received many positive responses regarding our recent broadcastabout Michael's Passing.Many of you have learned about Michaels life through the media, whichhas always highlighted the crap, mistakes, and oddness, as that is theirbusiness.Sadly, people gossip about this around the water cooler at work, and tofamily and friends, while keeping their own flaws locked up tightly.
I ask you to think about if, and when you are in the spotlight, and themedia publishes every thing about your life to the world, your mistakes,regrets and deepest secrets, etc..., how happy you would feel.Especially if the media, and people in the world, continued to focusmainly on the crap "after" you died.I can't speak for you,but all I know is that if my name was Michael Jackson, and I knew that Idid even just a fraction of the things mentioned below before I died...I'd be extremely proud.January 10, 1984: Michael visits the unit for burn victims atBrotman-Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles.April 9, 1984: David Smithee, a 14-year-old boy who suffers from cysticfibroses is invited to Michael's home.It was David's last wish to meet Michael. He dies 7 weeks later.April 14, 1984: Michael equips a 19-bed-unit at Mount Sinai New YorkMedical Center.
This center is part of the T.J. Martell-Foundation forleukemia and cancer research.July 5, 1984: During the Jackson's press conference at Tavern On TheGreen, Michael announces that his part of the earnings from the VictoryTour will be donated to three charitable organizations:The United Negro College Fund, Camp Good Times, and the T.J.Martell-Foundation.July 14, 1984: After the first concert of the Victory Tour, Michaelmeets 8 terminally ill children backstage.
December 13, 1984:Michael visits the Brotman Memorial Hospital, where hehad been treated when he was burned very badly during the producing of aPepsi commercial.He donates all the money he receives from Pepsi, $1.5 million, to theMichael Jackson Burn Center for Children.January 28, 1985: Michael and 44 other artists meet to record "We AreThe World", written by Michael and Lionel Ritchie.The proceeds of this record are donated to the starving people inAfrica.
1986: Michael set up the "Michael Jackson UNCF Endowed ScholarshipFund"..This $1.5 million fund is aimed towards students majoring in performanceart and communications, with money given each year to students attendinga UNCF member college or university.February 28, 1986: After having had a heart-transplant, 14-year-oldDonna Ashlock from California gets a call from Michael Jackson.He had heard that she is a big fan of his.Michael invites her to his home as soon as she is feeling better.This visit takes place on March 8th. Donna stays for dinner and watchesa movie together with Michael.
September 13, 1987: Michael supports a campaign against racism.He supports efforts of the NAACP,to fight prejudices against black artists.October 1987: At the end of his Bad Tour, Michael donates some personalitems to the UNESCO for a charitable auction.The proceeds will be for the education of children in developingcountries.February 1, 1988: The Song "Man In the Mirror" enters the charts.The proceeds from the sales of this record goes to Camp Ronald McDonaldfor Good Times, a camp for children who suffer from cancer.March 1, 1988: At a press conference held by his sponsor Pepsi, Michaelpresents a $600,000 check to the United Negro College Fund.April 1988: Free tickets are given away for three concerts in Atlanta,Georgia to the Make A Wish Foundation.
May 22, 1988: Michael visits children who suffer from cancer in theBambini-Gesu Children's Hospital in Rome. He signs autographs and givesaway sweets and records to the little patients. He promises a check of100,000 pounds to the hospital.July 16, 1988: Before a concert at Wembley Stadium Michael meets thePrince of Wales and his wife Diana. He hands over a check of 150,000pounds for the Prince's Trust, and a check of 100,000 pounds for thechildren's hospital at Great Ormond Street.
July 20, 1988: Michael visits terminally ill children at Great OrmondStreet Hospital. At a unit for less critical patients he stays a littlebit longer and tells a story.August 29, 1988: At his 30th birthday Michael performs a concert inLeeds, England for the English charity-organization "Give For Life". Thegoal of this organization is the immunization of children. Michaelpresents a check for 65,000 pounds.
December 1988: Michael visits 12-year-old David Rothenburg. His fatherhad 5 years earlier burned him very badly in an act of revenge againsthis former wife.January 1989: The proceeds of one of Michael's shows in Los Angeles aredonated to Childhelp USA, the biggest charity-organization againstchild-abuse. In appreciation of the contributions of Michael, Childhelpof Southern California is founding the "Michael Jackson InternationalInstitute for Research On Child Abuse".January 10, 1989: The Bad Tour comes to an end. Under-privilegedchildren are donated tickets for each concert and Michael donates moneyto hospitals, orphanages and charity-organizations.February 7, 1989: Michael visits the Cleveland Elementary School inStockton, California. Some weeks earlier a 25-year-old man had fired atthe school's playground. 5 children had been killed and 39 had beenwounded.March 5, 1989: Michael invites 200 deprived children of the St.Vincent Institute for handicapped children and of the organization BigBrothers and Big Sisters to the Circus Vargas in Santa Barbara.After this event he invites them to his ranch to introduce his privatezoo at his Neverland Ranch to them.
November 13, 1989: The organization "Wishes Granted" helps 4-year-oldDarian Pagan, who suffers from leukemia to meet Michael.Michael invites the little boy to a performance of Canadian acrobats.December 28, 1989: Young Ryan White, who suffers from haemophilia,spends his holidays on Michael's ranch. Ryan had been infected with AIDSby contaminated blood transfusions in 1984. After he was excluded fromhis school in Kokomo, Ryan fought against the discrimination of AIDSvictims.
January 6, 1990: Michael invites 82 abused and neglected childrenthrough Childhelp to his Neverland Ranch. There are games, a Barbequeand a movie show provided for them.July 1990: 45 children from the Project Dream Street, Los Angeles, forchildren with life-threatening illness are invited to Neverland Valley.August 18, 1990: Michael invites 130 children of the YMCA summer programof Los Angeles and Santa Barbara to his Neverland Ranch.
May 6, 1991: Michael is invited to the Jane Goodall Charity event.Michael supports her, an advocate of behavioral research concerningchimpanzees in Gombe, Nigeria for more than 30 years.July 26, 1991: Michael pays a visit to the Youth Sports & Art Foundationin Los Angeles. This Foundation supports families of gang members, andhelps dealing with drug-abuse. Michael talks to the kids and presentsthem with a wide-screen TV set and a financial gift.December 1991: Michael's office MJJ Productions treats needy families inLos Angeles with more than 200 turkey dinners.
February 1992: Within 11 days Michael covers 30,000 miles in Africa, tovisit hospitals, orphanages, schools, churches, and institutions formentally handicapped children.February 3, 1992: At a press conference at the New York Radio City MusicHall, Michael announces that he is planning a new world tour, to raisefunds for his new "Heal The World" Foundation. This Foundation willsupport the fight against AIDS, Juvenile Diabetes and will support theCamp Ronald McDonald and the Make A Wish Foundation.May 6, 1992: Michael defrays the funeral-expenses for Ramon Sanchez, whowas killed during the Los Angeles riots.
June 23, 1992: At a press conference in London, Michael makes anannouncement about his Heal The World Foundation.June 26, 1992: Michael presents the Mayor of Munich, Mr.Kronawitter, with a 40,000 DM-check for the needy people of the city.June 29, 1992: Michael visits the Sophia Children's Hospital inRotterdam and presents a check for 100,000 pounds..July 1992: Michael donated L. 821,477,296 to La Partita del Cuore (TheHeart Match) in Rome and donated 120,000 DM to children's charities inEstonia and Latvia.July 25, 1992: On the occasion of a concert in Dublin, Ireland, Michaelannounces that he will give 400,000 pounds of the tour earnings to various charities.
July 29, 1992: Michael visits the Queen Elizabeth Children's Hospital inLondon. To the surprise the children, he brings Mickey Mouse and MinnieMouse from Euro-Disney to the hospital.July 31, 1992: On the Eve of his second concert at Wembley Stadium,Michael presents Prince Charles with a check of 200,000 pounds for thePrince's Trust.August 16, 1992: 6 year old Nicholas Killen, who lost his eyesightcaused by a life aiding cancer surgery, meets Michael backstage inLeeds, England.September 1992: Michael donated 1 million pesetas to charity headed bythe Queen of Spain.September 30, 1992: President Iliescu of Romania inaugurates aplayground for 500 orphans which Michael has financed. Michael discusseshis Heal The World Foundation.October 1, 1992: Michael chooses a concert in Bucharest, Romania forworldwide television broadcast. Bucharest is a logical choice due to thenumerous orphanages the country is known for.November 24, 1992: At Kennedy Airport in New York, Michael supervisesthe loading of 43 tons of medication, blankets, and winter clothesdestined for Sarajevo.
The Heal The World Foundation collaborates withAmeriCares to bring resources totalling $2.1 million to Sarajevo. Theywill be allocated under the supervision of the United Nations.December 10, 1992: During a press conference at the American Ambassy inTokyo Michael is presented with a check for $100,000 for the Heal TheWorld Foundation by Tour Sponsor Pepsi.December 26, 1992: During a broadcast request for donations to theUnited Negro College Fund, Michael declares: "Black Colleges andUniversities are breeding some of the leading personalities of our time.They are on top in business, justice, science and technologies, politicsand religion.
I am proud, that the Michael Jackson Scholarship Programenabled more than 200 young men and women to get a qualified education."January 19, 1993: Michael is one of the stars to perform at thePresidential Inauguration of Bill Clinton. Before he sings "Gone TooSoon" he draws the attention to the plights of the victims of AIDS andmentions his friend Ryan White.January 26, 1993: At a press conference held at Century Plaza Hotel inCentury City, Los Angeles, Michael is presented with a $200,000 donationfrom the National Football League and the Sponsors of the Super Bowl. Hegets another $500,000 from the BEST Foundation for his Heal The WorldFoundation. At this occasion the foundation of "Heal L..A." is officiallyannounced.February 1993: In association with Sega, launched an initiative todistribute more than $108,000 of computer games and equipment tochildren's hospitals, children's homes, and children's charitiesthroughout the U.K.
March 1993: The foundation of an independent film company is announced.They will produce family-oriented movies. A part of the earnings will goto the Heal The World Foundation.March 27, 1993: At a meeting at Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles,Michael gives a 5-minute speech to 1200 teachers and politicians..April 26, 1993: Within his "Heal LA" tour, Michael visits the WattaHealth Foundation, and two schools in Los Angeles South Central.May 5, 1993: Former President Jimmy Carter and Michael, who are chairmenof the "Heal Our Children/Heal The World" initiative, are in Atlanta topromote their "Atlanta Project Immunization Drive".June 1993: Michael has announced that he will donate $1.25 million forchildren who have suffered from the riots in Los Angeles.June 1993: 100 children from the Challengers Boys and Girls Club visitNeverland.June 10, 1993: Michael promotes the new DARE-program.
The purpose of theprogram is to inform children about the dangers of drug abuse.June 18, 1993: Michael pays a visit to a hospital in Washington. Hespends several hours with the young patients and plays chess with someof them.August 1993: With Pepsi-Cola Thailand, donated $40,000 to Crown PrincessMaha Chakri Sirindhorn's charity, the Rural School Children and YouthDevelopment Fund, in support of school lunch programs in rural villagesin Thailand.
August 1993: In conjunction with Pepsi-Cola International, donated newambulances to the Contacts One Independent Living Center for Children inMoscow, Russia and the Hospital de Ninos Dr. Ricardo Gutierrez in BuenosAires, Argentina.October 1993: Donated $100,000 to the Children's Defence Fund, theChildren's Diabetes Foundation, the Atlanta Project, and the Boys andGirl Clubs of Newark, New Jersey.
October 22, 1993: Michael visits a hospital in Santiago.October 28, 1993: Michael makes it possible for 5000 underprivilegedchildren to visit the Reino Aventura Park, where the whale Keiko ("FreeWilly") is living.November 5, 1993: Michael is guest at a children's party at the HardRock Cafe in Mexico City.December 1993: With the Gorbachev Foundation, airlifted 60,000 doses ofchildren's vaccines to Tblisi, Georgia.December 16, 1993: The Heal The World Foundation UK supports "OperationChristmas Child" delivering toys, sweets, gifts and food to children informer Yugoslavia.1994: Michael donates $500,000 to Elizabeth Taylor's AIDS Foundation.January 7, 1994: On the weekend of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday,Michael gives a party for more than 100 underprivileged children at hisNeverland Ranch.
February 22, 1994: "The Jackson Family Honors" is televised. Theearnings of the show are given to their own newly formed charity,"Family Caring for Families".August 6, 1994: Michael and his wife Lisa Marie are visiting twochildren's hospitals in Budapest. They distribute toys to the illchildren.1995: Michael wants to free dolphins who have been locked up for years.He believes there should be legal guidelines about the way dolphins haveto live in zoos and parks.March 1995: Little Bela Farkas received a new liver. Michael and LisaMarie met this 4-year-old boy during their trip to Hungary in 1994.Michael did everything to help Bela, whose only chance to live wasgetting a new liver.
The Heal The World Foundation covered the surgeryand the cost for caring.June 21, 1996: Michael donated a four-times platinum disc of "HIStory"in aid of the Dunblane appeal at the Royal Oak Hotel, Sevenoaks inEngland.July 18, 1996: In Soweto, South Africa Michael is laying down a wreathof flowers for youngsters who have been killed during the fightsinvolving Apartheid.September 1996: The first Sports Festival "Hope" was held for orphansand disadvantaged children. 3000 children and 600 volunteers took partin the Sports Festival and Michael Jackson was a special guest.
September 6, 1996: Michael visits the children's unit of a hospital inPrague.October 1996: Michael visited a hospital for mentally challengedchildren in Kaoshiung, Taiwan and offered 2,000 free tickets to the soldout performance in Kaoshiung.October 1, 1996: Michael donated the proceeds of his Tunisia concert to"The National Solidarity Fund", a charity dedicated to fighting poverty.October 3, 1996: Michael visits a children's hospital and brings smallgifts for the patients during a HIStory tour visit in Amsterdam. A roomin the hospital (for parents who want to be with their children) isnamed after Michael.November 1, 1996: Michael donates most of the earnings from a HIStoryconcert in Bombay, India to the poor people of the country.
November 7, 1996: Before his first concert in Auckland, New Zealand,Michael fulfills the wish of little Emely Smith, who is suffering fromcancer, who wants to meet Michael.November 25, 1996: Michael visited the Royal Children's Hospital inMelbourne, delivering toys, signing autographs, and visiting withchildren.December 9, 1996: During a HIStory tour visit in Manila, Michael visitsa children's hospital. He announces that a part of his concert earningswill be donated to the renovation of the hospital.January 25, 1997: Michael waved his personal fee for his Bombayappearance and donated $1.1 million to a local charity helping toeducate children living in slums.
April 4, 1997: British magazine "OK!" is publishing exclusive photos ofMichael's son Prince. The magazine pays about 1 million pounds for thephotos. Michael donates the money to charity.June 18, 1997: Michael signed the "Children in Need" book auctioned bythe charity UNESCO.September 1998: Michael meets 5 year old Aza Woods, who suffers fromcancer, at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas. Michael introduces Aza to theattraction "Star Trek: The Experience" and spends the rest of theafternoon with the little boy.
Finally Michael invites Aza to spend sometime with him at his Neverland Ranch.November 16, 1998: Michael arrives in Harare, Zimbabwe. He is a memberof the American Delegation invited by the Minister of Defense. Thedelegation thanks the government of Zimbabwe for helping to keep thepeace in this area.September 4, 1999: Michael presented Nelson Mandela with a check for1,000,000 South African rand for the "Nelson Mandela Children's Fund."January 22, 2000: During Christmas last year a violent storm ravaged thepark of the Chateau de Versailles and destroyed 10,000 trees in thepark. The estimated cost for rebuilding the park is around $20 million.Some celebrities are supporting the restoration of the park.
Frenchofficials are reporting that Michael Jackson is one of them. He was oneof the first people to donate money to this cause.October 28, 2000:Michael painted a plate to be auctioned for the"Carousel of Hope Ball" benefiting childhood diabetes research.March 6, 2001: Michael donated a black hat, a birthday phone-call and ajacket worn at the Monaco Music Awards in 2000 to the Movie Action forChildren auction, an event being given by UNICEF with all proceeds willgoing to UNICEF's efforts to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission inAfrica.March 26, 2001: Michael handed out books to young people at a Newark, NJtheater.
The event, which helped to launch the Michael JacksonInternational Book Club, part of his new Heal the Kids charity, aims topromote childhood reading and encourage parents to return to readingbedtime stories.September 15, 2002: Michael donated 16 exclusively autographed itemsconsisting of CD's, videos and 2 cotton napkins to aid in the support ofthe victims of a severe flood in Germany. These items were auctioned offfor charity and managed to raise 3935 Euro (US$ 3,814).October 12, 2002: Michael Jackson invited more than 200 Team Vandenbergmembers, who recently returned from overseas deployments, and theirfamilies to his Neverland Ranch. This was to show his appreciation forthe sacrifices the military in his community make.
November 19-29, 2002: Michael donated an autographed teddy bear dressedin his likeness to Siegfried & Roy's celebrity teddy bear auction. Thisauction benefits Opportunity Village which is a non-profit organizationbased in Las Vegas (USA) that enhances the lives of individuals withintellectual disabilities and their families.. Michael's autographedteddy bear raised $5,000 for the charity.November 21, 2002: Michael donated a jacket to the The Bambi CharityEvent in Berlin which raised $16,000.
April 25, 2002: Michael Jackson performed at a fundraiser for theDemocratic National Committee at the Apollo Theater in Harlem helping toraise nearly $3 million dollars towards voter registration.June 2003: The Wolf family, who experienced serious damages to theirbelongings during the flood in Saxony, Germany last August, was invitedto Berlin by Michael Jackson when he was at the Bambi Awards. On thatoccasion Michael invited them to Neverland. In June, they spent threedays at Neverland, meeting Michael and his children.Charity Awards
May 14, 1984: At a ceremony in the White House President Reagan presentsMichael an award for special efforts; he is honored for hisparticipation in a national ad campaign against drunk driving.January 1989: The "Say Yes To A Youngsters Future" program honorsMichael in recognition of his efforts to encourage children to naturalsciences and award him with the "National Urban CoalitionArtist/Humanitarian Of The Year Award".March 1989: At the Universal Amphitheater in Universal City, California,Michael receives the Black Radio Special Award for his humanitarianefforts.
September 22, 1989: The Capital Children's Museum awards Michael withthe Best Of Washington 1989 Humanitarian Award in recognition of hisefforts to raise money for the museum, and for his never-ending supportof children.February 3, 1990: From Japan Michael receives a Role Model Award.April 5, 1990: During a ceremony, where Michael is awarded as"Entertainer Of The Decade", Michael meets President George Bush, whohonors him with the "Point Of Light" award. Michael receives this awardfor his philanthropic activities. President Bush explains Michael'shumanitarian commitments to the press.
September 14, 1990: The Council of the American Scouts honors Michaelwith the first "Good Scout Humanitarian Award". Michael receives thisaward for his humanitarian activities by supporting the Make A WishFoundation, the Prince's Trust, the United Negro College Fund andChildhelp USA.October 23, 1990: Michael Jackson and Elton John will be the firstrecipients of the award in memory of Ryan White, which will be handedover in 1991.
May 1, 1992: President George Bush presents Michael with the "Point ofLight" award for his continuing support of deprived children.During his stay, Michael visits little Raynal Pope, who had been injuredvery badly by dogs.June 3, 1992: The organization "One To One", who is caring for betterliving conditions of young people, honors Michael with an award for hiscommitment to deprived youngsters.July 1993: The American Friends of Hebrew University honors Michael withthe Scopus Award 1993.August 1993: The Jack The Rapper Awards are presented and Michael ishonored with the "Our Children, Our Hope Of Tomorrow" award.
November 17, 1993: Michael rejects the Scopus Award. He was nominatedfor this award, which was planned to be given him on January 29th, 1994.April 12, 1994: On occasion of the 2nd Children's Choice Award ceremonyat Cit Center in New York, Michael is presented with the "Caring ForKids" award. This award is to honor celebrities, who take time for youngpeople. 100,000 children and young people from8 to 18 years old gave Michael their vote of confidence. The Children'sChoice Awards are sponsored by Body Sculpt, a charity organization, thatoffers drug-prevention programs for young people.November 2, 1995: Michael receives the award "Diamont of Africa".
March, 30, 1996: The Ark Trust-Foundation, who wants to draw theattention of the public eye on animal's problems, presents the 10thGenesis Award. Michael is presented with the 1995 Doris Day Award.He gets this award for the "Earth Song" video, which draws attention tothe plight of the animals.
May 1, 1999: At the Bollywood awards in New York, Michael is presentedwith an award for his humanitarian activities. The award is signed:"Though he comes from the young American tradition, Michael is theembodiment of an old indian soul. His actions are an expression of thephilosophy of Weda, which asked to work for the people - not for one'sown interests."OrganizationsThe Millennium-Issue of the "Guinness Book Of Records" names Michael asthe Pop Star who supports the most charity organizations.
The followingprojects are supported by MichaelJackson:AIDS Project L.A.American Cancer SocietyAngel FoodBig Brothers of Greater Los AngelesBMI FoundationBrotherhood CrusadeBrothman Burn CenterCamp Ronald McDonaldChildhelp U.S.A.Children's Institute InternationalCities and Schools Scholarship FundCommunity Youth Sports & Arts Foundation Congressional Black CaucusDakar Foundation Dreamstreet Kids Dreams Come True Charity ElizabethTaylor Aids Foundation Heal The World Foundation Juvenile DiabetesFoundation Love Match Make A Wish Foundation Minority Aids ProjectMotown Museum NAACP National Rainbow Coalition Rotary Club of AustraliaSociety of Singers Starlight Foundation The Carter Center's AtlantaProject The Sickle Cell Research Foundation Transafrica United NegroCollege Fund United Negro College Fund Ladder's of Hope Volunteers ofAmerica Watts Summer Festival Wish Granting YMCA - 28th Street/CrenshawBig Brothers/Big Sisters of AmericaWith 750+ Million Records SoldMichael Jackson Has Given More Than$300+ Million to Charities!Sadly, most people will choose to remember and pass on about Michaelonly what they know from the Media, because the above mentioned, is justnot gossip worthy.
All I ask is that you spend a few minutes taking in some of the thingsmentioned above, for the next time you are asked to participate in aconversation about Michael Jackson.I ask you to do your part and help highlight the good in other people.You may become, or are already famous and newsworthy, so do unto others...