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Celebrity Youth Support The Jonathan Foundation Annual Spring Fundraiser that Advocates for Children with Learning Disabilities ~ Honors Dina Kimmel, CEO of We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym for All Kids

(Los Angeles, CA) –The Jonathan Foundation’s Annual Spring Fundraiser was filled with joy and happiness.  Celebrity youth were in attendance to support the foundations work with children with learning disabilities, which included Lexi Rabe (Avengers Endgame); Ayla Rae (LOL and the Wayans Brothers’ new CBS show); Charlie Townsend (The Orville).  Dina Kimmel, CEO/Founder of We Rock The Spectrum Kid’s Gym for All Kids, was this year’s honoree.

Dina Kimmel is the CEO and Founder of We Rock the Spectrum, LLC. An autism mom, she is a passionate advocate for children and has dedicated her life to developing and growing resources for the special needs population. In 2010, she opened the first We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym in Tarzana, California. Today, there are more than 123 locations, 27 States, and 8 Countries

Raja Marhaba, Founder and President of The Jonathan Foundation, has established an Assessment Scholarship Program, and proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward funding assessments. The Jonathan Foundation advocates for children with learning disabilities. It provides advocacy resources for children with intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, ADD/ADHD, apraxia, Autism/Asperger’s, behavioral disorders, bipolar, brain injury, cerebral palsy, developmental disabilities, diabetes, Down Syndrome, dyslexia, epilepsy, learning disabilities, mental health, mental retardation, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Tourette’s Syndrome.

(Top l-r): Raja B. Marhaba; Lexi Rabe, Ayla Rae, Charlie Townsend, and Jonathan A. Marhaba (Photo Credit: Foxx Photos)

This year’s event sponsor was L’Oréal Paris. L’Oréal Paris, who provided swag bags to all in attendance.  Raja B. Marhaba was selected as one of the 2019 Women of Worth Honorees by L’Oréal Paris for her outstanding work with The Jonathan Foundation For Children with Learning Disabilities.

The Jonathan Foundation addresses the needs of children with Autism, educational, emotional, and behavioral challenges through referral to professionals and organizations that provide advocacy, education, assessments, and resources to create a collaboration between families and school districts.

The Annual Spring Fundraiser is always a great event,  with dinner, entertainment, fun at-the-table games with guests winning fantastic prizes, and positive testimonies. Celebrities and Influencers lend their names and attend the event, making it a magical night.

About Dina Kimmel and We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym for All Kids

During her college years, Dina studied business marketing and accounting. She has always been an entrepreneur and has run her own successful retail stores for more than 17 years. When her son, Gabriel, was diagnosed with autism, she knew she had to change her life dramatically. She began working one-on-one with her son, seeking out the best treatments in speech, occupational, and behavioral therapies. Her extensive research into ASD led to a better understanding of the nutrition needs of children on the spectrum, which led to the discovery that Gabriel was gluten intolerant. To better support Gabriel, her passions, and her entrepreneurial spirit, Dina got to work opening the first sensory-safe gym of its kind.

About Raja Marhaba and The Jonathan Foundation

The Jonathan Foundation is a private non-profit 501 (c) 3, formed in 2001.  Founded by Raja Marhaba, it all began when both of her sons were diagnosed with ADHD and learning disabilities. Today both of her boys, Jonathan and Omar, sit on the Board of The Jonathan Foundation and are actively involved.  They connect with our special needs children on a level most people cannot because they live the path these children are currently walking. Please visit our website for more information; www.thejonathanfoundation.org