Now that she’s not touring anymore, Cher has some extra time to get involved in causes, and her favorite seems to be Operation Helmet, a project started by Texas doctor and Vietnam veteran Bob Meaders to provide upgrades to U.S. soldiers’ helmets that consist of shock-absorbing pads and a better strapping system.
Cher has so far given $131,000 to the project, appeared on C-SPAN talking about it, and will accompany Meaders to address Congress about the importance of helmet safety.
I know that I am an entertainer and from Hollywood and should have no conscience, but I am an American and I just cannot bear these people for another moment.
We think she means the Bush administration who won’t pay for such safety upgrades.
Cher Storms Capitol Hill to Battle for Better Army Helmets [ABC News via PCJ]
Operation Helmet [Official Site]