Utah's attorney general and a federal agent who busted drug labs in Utah County will be among the guests Saturday at a Las Vegas fundraiser with actor John Travolta.
Travolta is helping generate money for what's called the Heroes Health Fund, a nationwide program which provides treatment to soldiers and emergency responders who believe they were sickened by exposure to chemicals. The treatment consisting largely of exercise, time in a sauna and a diet of antioxidants has its roots in the Church of Scientology, of which Travolta is a well-known member.
The treatments have been given to Utah police officers who say they were poisoned by the meth labs they investigated and dismantled. Ninety-two Utah officers have undergone the treatment under what has been called the Utah Meth Cops Project, said Sandra Lucas, the project's director. It recently changed its name to the Heroes Health Project so it could begin treating firefighters and returning soldiers who say there were sickened by chemical exposure. The project has a clinic in Orem.