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World renowned superstar Katy Perry has requested donations be made to the David Lynch Foundation, a US-based charity that provides meditation instruction at no charge to inner-city school kids and veterans suffering from the traumatic stress of combat. Perry made the request to her more than 28,000,000 twitter followers that they support David Lynch Foundation in honor of her upcoming birthday on October 25. To make a donation, visit, https://twitter.com/katyperry or www.davidlynchfoundation.org/katyperry.
Perry joins a growing number of A-list celebs who practice Transcendental Meditation, or "TM" as it is called, including Oprah Winfrey, Ellen Degeneres, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Russell Simmons, Jerry Seinfeld, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Cheryl Crow, Moby, Ben Harper, and Laura Dern.
On the David Lynch Foundation donation webpage, Perry writes about her support for TM, "I have been meditating for two years now, and it's the best thing I have ever done to help bring more creativity, positive energy and peace to my life. When I'm tired, stressed, anxious or depressed, I meditate, and it clears my mind, and makes me feel relaxed and happier. I have shared the meditation experience with my friends, and recommend it to everyone I know.”
"I support the David Lynch Foundation because it brings Transcendental Meditation to millions of adults and children all over the world who suffer from post-traumatic stress, such as veterans, inner-city school kids, and women and girls who are victims of violence. Please help me celebrate my birthday by making a donation to DLF. Your donation is not only special to me, but to all of the people whose lives you will help through the lifelong gift of meditation."
The David Lynch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 2005 to fund the implementation of scientifically proven stress-reducing modalities including Transcendental Meditation, for at-risk populations such as underserved inner-city students; veterans with PTSD and their families; women and girls who have been victims of violence, rape, and abuse, American Indians suffering from diabetes and high suicide rates; homeless adults and teens participating in reentry programs; and incarcerated adults and juveniles. For more information, visit www.davidlynchfoundation.org.
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