During the fifth yearly event held by This is About Humanity on Saturday, they recognized and celebrated Lauren Sánchez. In her speech, she made a special mention of her fiancé Jeff Bezos. This event took place at Henry Winkler’s home in Los Angeles and was organized by a group focused on helping families at the U.S. and Mexico border who were separated and eventually reconnected.
This event highlighted Sánchez’s role and her donation of over $1 million for this cause. While speaking at the podium, Sánchez thanked her family and Jeff for being there. She also fully compared her love for the event’s Mexican-inspired food to her appreciation for them.
Sánchez admitted, “I never thought I would be up here,” as she reflected on growing up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She shared memories of attending her grandmother, who worked two jobs – cleaning houses and serving in a restaurant.
Sánchez also opened up about her struggles due to dyslexia during her school days, a condition not well understood at that time. After initially working as an accountant and getting fired, she returned to education. During this time, her journalism teacher recognized her potential.
Her teacher encouraged her to write a story, assuring her that spelling and punctuation weren’t crucial. Despite her doubts, Sánchez poured her emotions into that essay. Her teacher’s feedback, “You’re not unintelligent, you just have spelling challenges,” changed her life path. Sánchez was then tested for dyslexia, leading to significant positive changes.
Sánchez’s Belief in Herself and Inspiring Contributions
Sánchez stressed the importance of having someone believe in her, allowing her to believe in herself. This reflects the core philosophy of This is About Humanity – treating people with care, empathy, and compassion, while also giving them a significant boost. Sánchez also thanked Bezos for inspiring her to make a positive impact in the world.
The event had an impressive turnout of celebrities including Winkler, Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Eva Longoria, Brian Grazer, Leslie Grossman, D-Arcy Carden, Jordana Brewster, Kimora Lee Simmons, Rachel Zoe, David Foster, and Katherine McPhee Foster. Longoria, a close friend of Sánchez, presented the honor and praised her outstanding qualities.
Longoria described Sánchez as someone who chooses hope over convenience and others over personal time. She highlighted Sánchez’s actions driven by a sincere desire to help, often without seeking recognition. Longoria celebrated the opportunity to express gratitude for Sánchez’s inspiring actions.
As the event came to an end, Winkler thanked the attendees and encouraged donations. Both Grazer and Jenner pledged $50,000 each. Additionally, all donations were set to be matched by the Bezos family, prompting Winkler to humorously express a desire to be adopted.
At This is About Humanity’s fifth event, Lauren Sánchez’s $1 million donation for U.S.-Mexico border families was celebrated. Held at Henry Winkler’s home, she acknowledged Jeff Bezos and the event’s food. Despite dyslexia struggles, her journalism teacher’s support launched her. Star-studded attendance and Winkler’s donation call wrapped the event.