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Article – Celebs Who Give Back: Joey Fatone

Submitted by on February 8, 2012 – 4:42 pmNo Comment

Posted at Just Media Magazine 

 

 

Though he’s best known for providing his vocals in the now broken-up boy band *NSync and lending his acting chops to a few television sitcoms (My Big Fat Greek Life, Hannah Montana) and movies (The Kentucky Derby), Joey Fatone is also known for a large share of charity work.

Fatone is a man who is committed to family and helping others – above all, children suffering from life-threatening diseases or abuse and neglect. He and his family created The Fatone Family Foundation, which is a private, nonprofit foundation that assists various charities local to Orlando, Florida.

At Camp Boggy Creek, which is a chapter of Paul Newman’s Hole in The Wall Gang that serves children who are seriously ill year round, The Fatone Family Foundation established a store where the campers can use “Boggy Bucks” to purchase souvenirs.

The Fatone Family Foundation also runs the “My Healing Harmony” program, which supports the power of healing through arts and music therapy for young patients within pediatric hospitals. Music therapy is shown through studies to have a significant effect on cancer patients by helping to reduce nausea, decrease pain and relax the patients and their families. The Fatone Family Foundation is a large supporter of this, and through their organization they have helped to bring this relaxing therapy to light.

Many of the fundraising activities and events organized by The Fatone Family Foundation support the Children’s Miracle Network which benefits Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children & Women and Great Oaks Village, which is a home for abused and abandoned children.

After learning about the various ways that Joey Fatone and his family do their part to support ill and less fortunate children through various charities locally, there was really no question for the girls at Just Media Magazine about who our first Celeb Who Gives Back should be!

To learn more about The Fatone Family Foundation, visit their website athttp://www.fatonefoundation.com where you can also make a donation on your behalf.

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