Thursday, December 24, 2015

Screen Legend Kirk Douglas Gives $15 mil to Build Alzheimer's Center

Screen legend Kirk Douglas celebrated his 99th birthday, but instead of receiving gifts, he used the occasion to give one — a new Alzheimer’s treatment facility to Southern California.

 He used his birthday party to announce the $15 million donation to the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF).

The money will help pay for the Kirk Douglas Care Pavilion, which will be able to take care of up to 80 Alzheimer’s patients from the entertainment industry. Douglas and his wife, Anne, have donated $40 million to the fund over the years and in 1992 launched the fund’s first Alzheimer’s facility, Harry’s Haven, named for Douglas’ father.

Kirk Douglas Gives $15million to Build Alzheimer's Center


Anonymous said...

God bless you Mr. Douglas

Annie said...

Thank you, Kirk Douglas!

Anonymous said...

If only they knew how shitty the residents will likely be treated, especially in California.