Rock star bear was created to share the message of a grass roots effort that provides teddy bears given to abused, neglected and traumatized children. The non profit organization Neighbors4Neighbors supports the Adopt-a-Bear campaign founded by Gillen as budget cuts left judges shelves bare of the teddy bears. Once they were rescued, Adopt-a-Bear stepped in to provide Miami Dade Fire Fighters with the furry creatures to comfort children in their time of need.
Rock star bear was a hit from the moment he left Miami. Even TSA officials couldn’t resist posing with him and sending birthday greetings to Simmons. And once aboard the American Airlines flight, he was invited to the cockpit!
The party was hosted by Simmons long time girlfriend, model and actress Shannon Tweed and one of Gene’s best friends, fellow band mate, icon, poet of music, Paul Stanley.
Rock Star Bear is reportedly enjoying the trappings of Hollywood but says the children of South Florida remain in his heart and he will be working to launch the program across America.