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Smokey Robinson

The Thalians, the entertainment industry’s leading nonprofit organization, held its 56th annual gala at the House of Blues in Hollywood, honoring music legend, Smokey Robinson.

Smokey Robinson (74), a  multiple Grammy Award winner was honored with the “Mr. Wonderful” award for his lifetime acts of philanthropy. The event raised over $1 million for UCLA’s Operation Mend.

EURweb associate Shannice Johnson, ask Smokey how he felt about being “Mr. Wonderful” for the organization.

He said, “That’s not what I think about myself, I’m blessed, very blessed; it’s ironic or funny to me that people give me awards for doing what I love.

The Thalians origination has raised over $30 million in support of mental health diseases. UCLA Operation Mend works to treat soldiers wounded during service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

 

 

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