May 4 is Audrey’s birthday anniversary. She would have been 89 today but sadly she died way too early when she was only 63. She remains an icon in my mind as she touched my life when I was a kid during World War II.
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Neither of us knew then that she would become a famous and worldwide adored filmstar a decade later, and a beloved UNICEF Ambassadrice at the end of her flamboyant career. This is why May 4 is a splendid occasion to reward her tireless effort to support the deprived children of the world, in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America.
There are several ways you can do this: directly through Audrey’s website www.audreyhepburn.org, or by buying a copy of ‘Audrey Hepburn – A Cherished Memory’, a short story about how her bright star brushed my personal life https://amzn.to/2JOcjL4, the proceeds of which go to the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund. You can also navigate my website www.johnschwartzauthor.com and look under ‘Books’ for more details on the Audrey story. There you will also find direct links to the Audrey Hepburn website, courtesy Luca Dotti, Audrey Hepburn’s second son, who is Chairman of the Fund’s board.
Give magnanimous Audrey and her poor and malnourished children magnanimously! I have seen them myself and it is heartbreaking when you meet the orphaned kids on the street, in cities or rural towns, many limping because of maltreated diseases or injuries by war, or emaciated by hunger, struggling to stay alive, stretching their little hands for food or a dime. Many are abused by pimps and thieves. I know of a few organizations that help to keep them off the streets and build a new life for them (e.g. Website: www.givhopeafrica.org) and this is most gratifying. The Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund deserves your good intentions too. Please don’t ignore this. Every little bit helps!
All my best,