Tom Cruise Hosts Scientology Benefit

April 20th, 2007 // 5 Comments

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were in New York City last night to make an appearance at a private dinner to raise money for the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project, a program he co-founded in 2002.

The program, based on principles developed by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, offers free treatment to emergency workers who suffer breathing difficulties and other health problems stemming from exposure to toxins at ground zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

“Nearly six years later, many are still paying a price for their heroic service at the World Trade Center. This is a profound injustice,” the 44-year-old actor said in a statement to The Associated Press. “This project has demonstrated that recovery is not only possible, but an incontrovertible fact.”

The program has treated 785 workers since its inception, said director Jim Woodworth. Each worker is given vitamins and nutritional counseling and participates in daily exercise and sauna sessions. The program takes about 30 days to complete, he said.

“We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Tom,” Woodworth said.

According to Bahnken, “The majority of our members have reported an improvement in their quality of life.” Well who wouldn’t feel better after a sauna and a few vitamins?


More photos of TomKat on the streets of New York City after the jump.


By Jessica Marx

  1. Tori

    Katie looks fav!!! I don´t really like the dress but if u see the video of their arrival,she looks smoking!!!!She’s known to be even more beautiful in person!!!!

  2. Sarah

    Katie always looks cute……Tom always looks creepy & gross

  3. Wendy

    Do these “treatments” involve an “E-meter” and a short movie about Xenu? Leave it to Tom to use a national tragedy like 9/11 to promote his cult. This guy is shameless.

  4. Wendy exemplifies the idiocy of expressing prejudiced opinions without any idea of what’s going on.

    Wendy, go to and see the papers by dozens of scientists who support this program.

  5. jonny

    greg exemplifies the idiocy of expressing his opinion based probably on the facts of just visiting 1 website. google: purification rundown wikipedia . the methods used in the nydetox program are mostly if not all methods used by scientlogy. the program is viewed as dangerous by most medical professionals and can lead to liver and kidney failure. also google fdny tom cruise. tom cruise is heavily involved in scientology(in case you didnt know) and promotes all scientologys methods. also learn both sides of the story then make an educated guess of what you personally believe to be the truth.

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