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    Post by Admin on Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:43 am

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    January 1979: Michael Jackson donates an unspecified number of books, including Peter Pan to the Chicago Public Library's Young Adult Section and promotes reading through a library program called Boogie To The Book Beat.

    July 1981: Concert in Atlanta, GA, Triumph Tour, benefit concert raises $100,000 at the Omni Auditorium in Atlanta, GA for the Atlanta Georgia Children's Foundation in response to a series of kidnappings and murders that had been plaguing the children of Atlanta for months.

    Jan. 10, 1984: During the filming of Pepsi Commercials, Michael Jackson is burned. As a result of the on-set accident, he is admitted to the Brothman Medical Center in Culver City, California. Despite palm-sized second and third degree burns in the back of his head when pyrotechnics, somehow went awry, Jackson visited several other burn patients and later donated a hyperbaric chamber(used to treat burn victims) in addition to a large donation toward preparing and equipping the Michael Jackson Burn Center.

    April 9, 1984: David Smithee, a 14-year old boy who suffers from cystic fibrosis is invited to Michael's home. It was David's last wish to meet Michael. He dies 7 weeks later.

    April 14, 1984: Michael equipps a 19-bed unit at "Mount Siani Center," a division of the "T.J. Martell Foundation for Luekemia and Cancer Research" and attends a dinner event organized by the said foundation. The day, he also poses for a picture with young David Smithee, which will unfortunately pass away a month later.
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    In June, 1984, Michael meets with other supporters of the "Camp Goodtimes" a non-profit organization founded by parents of children with cancer, in Malibu, Los Angeles, such as O. J. Simpson, Dustin Hoffman, David Soul, Neil Diamond and Richard Chamberlain. The first Camp Goodtimes event was held in Vashon Island at Camp Sealth, August 1984. Ninety-three children, cancer patients and siblings attended and twenty-five American Cancer Society volunteers, who staffed the camp along with the summer staff at Camp Sealth.

    On July 5, 1984, on an occasion of a Jacksons' press conference at a former restaurant in New York, USA, "Tavern on the Green" Michael announces that his Victory tour share of proceeds are to entirely cover three charitable organizations: "The United Negro College Fund", "Camp Goodtimes" and "TJ Martel Foundation." Furthermore, at each gig, 500 places were reserved for invalids, and hospital patients taken on stretchers into the stadiums.

    One night in Dallas Texas(presumably during the Jacksons' Victory Tour concerts from July 13 to July 15 1984) Michael Jackson recieves a 9-year old boy with a brain tumor and spinal cancer. The boy is rushed to Jackson's room on a stretcher.

    As the July 23 1984 issue of Jet magazine reports, NAACP Executive Director, Benjamin Hooks, announced on July 4 that the Jackson family have agreed to let the civil rights organization register potential voters outside the stadiums at their summer (Victory Tour)concerts. Hooks also declared that the family has endorsed the program and will serve as National co-chairmen for the National Voter Registration Drive Project. Registration booths would be set up outside Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, venue of the tours opening concert.

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