Media Advisory: McDonagh For “Mayor” Campaign’s Circle of Giving Widens With Support From Glendale Neighbor



On June 19th, Carousel Restaurant kicks off a three-day fundraising event for McDonagh for “Mayor.” Beginning at 7:30 pm through close of business on June 21st, Carousel owner, Mike Tcholakian, will donate 30% of dining checks (if they mention McDonagh’s campaign only) to McDonagh for “Mayor” a campaign created specifically to benefit Glendale Healthy Kids. Helen McDonagh, Glendale Healthy Kids new CEO, Sharon Townsend Roth, and other key community members will be present at the June 19th launch to toast the occasion and feast on Carousel’s exceptional food for a great cause – making certain that the children of Glendale’s low-income families have the medical care they need. To date the faux campaign has raised nearly $5000 for the charity, with hopes of raising $10,000 by June 30th.


7:30 p.m., Tuesday June 19th, immediately following the Glendale Healthy Kids meet and greet.


Carousel Restaurant, 304 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA 91203

Cross streets Lexington and California.


Kellie Peters, It Factory Media, 310.497.4240


Metered parking behind Carousel Restaurant. Also Valet parking – media only contact Kellie Peters for special parking arrangements to accommodate vans, etc.


On May 9, 2012, Helen McDonagh, owner of Massage Envy Spa of Glendale, inspired by Kim Kardashian’s quip regarding her desire to run for mayorof Glendale, mounted a faux mayoral campaign to raise awareness and funds for Glendale’s needy children.  While McDonagh has no interest in obtaining political office at this time, she is committed to campaigning for the health and wellness of Glendale’s low-income families who, without Glendale Healthy Kids, are not able to provide much needed medical care for their children. From May 9 through June 30th, to celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, McDonagh is campaigning for “Mayor of Glendale.” All campaign contributions will go to Glendale Healthy Kids, with an ultimate goal of $10,000 in donations.


Glendale Healthy Kids mission is to ensure that children have access to health care and health education. Their vision is to create a community in which every child has optimal health. In 1993, the Glendale Memorial Hospital Foundation formed a committee to determine the health needs of underprovided children in the community. A needs assessment revealed that uninsured children of the working poor were particularly limited in their ability to receive preventative care. Local emergency rooms and school nurses were providing primary care to the children who had no other access to physicians, dentists or specialists. As a result, Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, Verdugo Hills Hospital, Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Glendale Unified School District, and the City of Glendale joined together and formed Glendale Healthy Kids.