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Martin Sheen—Honorary Chair of the 17th annual Evening with the Stars Gala to benefit NativeVision

Santosham and Sheen

Drs. Mathu and Pat Santosham with
Martin Sheen. Photo credit: Kevin A. Koski

For the 17th year, the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) and Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health have partnered to host an Evening with the Stars Gala. This special event raises awareness for American Indian youth and their families. Proceeds from the event benefit NativeVision’s Sports and Life Skills program, a national initiative designed to promote healthy lifestyles and education for Native American youth and families. The event, which was held in November, was emceed by former Washington Redskin, Brian Mitchell. So far it has raised over $200,000 to support the Sports and Life Skills program. For the complete story, visit the NFL Players Association’s website.

Dance troupe

The Great American Indian Dancers who performed at the
Evening with the Stars. Photo credit: Kevin A. Koski