Someone who I am honored to call a good friend was featured last night on A&E’s Gene Simmons Family Jewels. Gina Elise who runs the non-profit organization Pin-Ups for Vets (www.pinupsforvets.com) was given great publicity last night as the show featured Shannon and Gene going to the Long Beach, CA VA Hospital to visit the veterans being treated there. Shannon went along with Gina to “Kiss a Vet” and deliver T-shirts, calendars, etc. Gene also ran into a program ran by the Hospital called “Rock with Vets”.
Gina has been running this non-profit for seven years and putting out calendars for just as long. She has raised well over $50,000 for VA hospitals through the profits she has made from selling T-shirts, calendars, etc. I have personally went with her to visit wounded and sick warriors at Walter Reed Military Hospital and have seen the smiles she has brought to the troops and how she has lit up the room.
If you missed last night’s show, you can check it out and watch it here; http://www.aetv.com/gene-simmons-family-jewels/video/kiss-a-vet-26622777#26622777
It is worth watching and once you are done be sure to check out her website at www.pinupsforvets.com