Acts of Love: Pioneers benefiting Autism Speaks. An original WordTheatre production. Created, directed and produced by Cedering Fox. For tickets to this year's Acts of love please visit http://www.WordTheatre.com
Motherhood event benefiting Maternal Fetal Care International
Megan and Craig Ferguson (host of CBS' The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson) hosted this event alongside Dr. Lisa Masterson in support Maternal Fetal Care International.
Dr. Lisa Masterson of the daytime medical series, The Doctors, founded MFCI in 2005 to help mothers and children survive and enjoy better health in the poorest regions of the world. MFCI brings volunteer physicians to treat needy women and children. MFCI also provides training to local healthcare personnel to elevate the standard of available medical care and decrease mother-child transmission of HIV/AIDS.
Every minute a woman in the developing world dies from pregnancy-related causes that are mostly preventable or treatable. Every 30 seconds a child dies as a result of its mother's death.
WordTheatre® compiled a program of original monologues and celebrated short stories about mothers and their children to benefit this charity.
Maria Bello (The Private Lives of Pippa LeeKathy Baker (Last Chance Harvey) reading "Level" by Keith Scribner
Lynn Ferguson (Chicken Run) reading her story "Schopenhauer"
Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Without a Trace) reading her story "The Titty Monster"
Amy Brenneman (Private Practice) reading "Where the World Is" by Karen Kasaba
Roma Maffia (Nip/Tuck) reading "Zoe" by Diane Ackerman
Peri Gilpin (Frasier) reading "Saying Yes to Ryan" by Shelley Burtt
Kathy Baker (Last Chance Harvey) reading "My Son and the Bicycle Wheel" by Martha Ronk
Lisa Gay Hamilton (The Soloist) reading "The Stones" by Richard Shelton
Angela Bassett (Akeelah and the Bee) reading "Gifts From My Mother" by Dr. Lisa Masterson
For more information about MFCI, visit: http://www.mfci.net/home.html