I made that name up so PLEASE feel free to suggest a better one.
On November 9, 2014 Ronda will be having an after - way after - party. Tickets are $200.
It's a party - live music, a no-host bar - with some people you'll recognize from both mixed martial arts and music communities.
Whether you are a musician, an actor or a professional athlete, the entertainment business is feast or famine. For every person making a million dollars, there are 10,000 others barely scraping by.
It's been said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, but the fact is, if you are broke you can't afford that ounce of prevention. So, you don't get your cough checked, your flu shot, your screening for anything you might have caught from that groupie you knew you shouldn't have ... well, you get the idea.
We expect to collect a minimum of $20,000 which should go 100% to fund two "Health Rocks days" for entertainers.
It will work like this - we expect to serve a minimum of 200 people with the funds raised and possibly many more.
We'll schedule a date at a clinic in Hollywood and send out notices. If you are in the entertainment business and have financial need, you can make an appointment by phone or online. Possibly you could walk in as well but my guess is that all of the appointments will be taken in advance, so probably not.
You come in that day, get a physical examination, any vaccinations you need, screened for anything of concern, from pregnancy to HIV. If it is minor, you can get a prescription or recommendation and sent on your way.
If it is less minor, you can get a referral to a specialist.
If you are found to have a serious injury or illness and cannot afford treatment, there will be staff right on site to help you sign up for Medicaid, Medicare or any other program that can help you pay for treatment.
We figured this was the best use of the funds, since $20,000 could easily be taken up by one operation. On the other hand, providing care for 200 people could prevent a lot of significant problems later on.
You can buy tickets here. (If you don't see the purchase button on the site, scroll down.)