B&B again takes on a major social issue. In two stand-alone episodes airing Tuesday, December 13 and Wednesday, December 14, The Bold and the Beautiful adds another page to its history book of bringing social awareness to viewers. This time, B&B joins forces with United Friends of the Children (UFC) to help enlighten viewers of the plight of young adults who age out of the foster care system.
"Through our partnership with UFC, we are able to alert our viewers to the predicament facing our nation's young adults who have aged out of the foster care system", says The Bold and the Beautiful's Executive Producer and Head Writer, Bradley P. Bell. "It is also another step in the journey of the character of 'Stephanie Forrester' to continue to keep her promise to help those less fortunate than herself."
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In these stand-alone episodes, Beverly Hills socialite and matriarch of one of the country's most successful fashion houses, Stephanie Forrester (portrayed by multi-Daytime Emmy Award-winner Susan Flannery), along with Hope Logan (Kim Matula), follows former foster child, Beverly (Gina Rodriguez), and Dayzee Leigh (Kristolyn Lloyd) to the transitional living facility that Beverly has been living in ever since she aged out of California's foster care system. At
this home, known as "Pathways", Stephanie and Hope meet with real-life residents of the facility and listen to stories about how they have been coping with life after foster care with the assistance of United Friends of the Children.
This is not the first time that the Bold and the Beautiful has heard the heart-wrenching stories of real-life people. Earlier this year, Susan Flannery, as Stephanie Forrester, was diagnosed with stage-4 lung cancer. In one stand alone episode, as part of this storyline, Stephanie hosted a gathering where lung cancer survivors shared their tales.
In case you didn't know, The United Friends of the Children is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of foster children and supporting former foster youth in their journey to become successful and independent adults. Through their programs, advocacy efforts, and direct involvement with youth, United Friends of the Children seeks to be a catalyst for change. For more information about United Friends of the Children, please visit: www.unitedfriends.org. You can also text GIVE 7481 to 80088 to donate $10 to United Friends of the Children. Full Terms: http://www.mgivefoundation.org/terms-of-service.asp
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