Bob Goen joined Entertainment Tonight
in April 1993 as a correspondent and
weekend anchor, and was tapped as
substitute anchor shortly thereafter.
On May 31, 1996, he took his place along
with Mary Hart as anchor until he
retired from the show in 2004.
Bob has been a great supportor of the
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado,
which grants the wishes of local
children with life-threatening
illnesses, through the annual celebrity
golf tournament that bears his name.
He established the Bob Goen’s Children’s
Charities, a national organization that
raises funds for various national and
local children’s charities in 2003.
spoke with Editor-in-Chief Gary Barg to
discuss his charitable work and
his life as a family caregiver.
Can you tell me about how you
became involved in so many
different charitable causes?
Bob Goen: I
have been raising money for a
golf tournament in Colorado for
the Make-A-Wish Foundation in
Colorado for many years. In 2004
I started a new golf tournament,
raising money for the Bob Goen’s
Children’s Charities. We also
raised funds for Make-A-Wish and
for the KIM Foundation, an
organization that deals with
abused kids and educates their
parents, and then for a group
called the Successive Six in
Vale Valley, Colorado where they
deal with after-school care for
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Home Safety Tips
By Jennifer B. Buckley
You feel safe and secure with your
loved one watching television close by in the next room.
On a daily basis, you meticulously monitor their diet,
hygiene and warnings on their over-the-counter and
prescription medication. Nothing has been left to
chance, so you think. What about making your home safe
I am currently caring for my fiancé who has an SSI case
pending. I have two daughters and he has one who stays with
us three to five days out of the week. He is not able to
work and I only have a part-time job while going to school
full-time online. I am trying to find the right people to
talk to about getting assistance and becoming his permanent
chore services provider/caregiver. He has no current doctor
because he does not have health insurance, so he goes to CNS
in Pontiac, Michigan for his treatments. We both have open
DHS cases and receive food; I get medical and child care for
It is not currently possible for me to
meet all the requirements needed by my children and my
fiancé with me working outside of the home. If you could
help me with the information I need, or direct me to the
right people, I would highly appreciate it. Thank you for
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