Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is joining with some of his usual enemies, such as Sens. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., and Howard Metzenbaum, D-Ohio, to co-sponsor a black-tie gala to raise money for those who suffer from depression.
Guests will include political satirist Mark Russell, actor Tom Selleck, psychologist Joyce Brothers and Motion Picture Association President Jack Valenti.Internationally known artist Jean-Claude Gaugy will unveil a mural portraying mental illness.
The event, which has first lady Barbara Bush as honorary chairwoman, is scheduled for Feb. 27 in Washington's National Building Museum. The $1,500 per person admission price will go to benefit the National Foundation for Depressive Illness.
Hatch, Kennedy and Metzenbaum are all key members of the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee, which oversees health legislation. They have joined in the past to spearhead health-related fund raisers, such as one last year for AIDS victims.
Selleck - star of the TV series "Magnum P.I." - announced his participation Friday.