At the end of February, philanthropists, celebrities, and performers gathered at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to celebrate the launch of Imagination Heals, a non-profit devoted to connecting children’s hospitals with artistic enrichment. Founded by Per Wickstrom, the CEO of Best Drug Rehabilitation in Manistee, Michigan, Imagination Heals also used the event to thank several key individuals.
The non-profit presented its first annual Butterfly Award to famed musician and recording artist Lester Chambers. One of the first celebrities to sign with Imagination Heals’ inaugural project, a musical entitled Pacha’s Pajamas, Mr. Chambers plays the role of Grandpa Bear in the production. The soul vocalist who brought the world such hits as Evil Woman and You Give Me Love, he performs in the nature-themed musical alongside the children’s Agape Choir.
Sponsored in part by Best Drug Rehabilitation, Pacha’s Pajamas hopes to bring joy and healing to children, and adults alike who have been hospitalized for serious illnesses. Best Drug Rehabilitation has seen the impact of getting these sick children, and Adults who also may drug addiction problems to follow the arts. They have seen a great response the program.