On Friday June 30, 2012 Karlie Redd hosted a benefit to raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer Research in a private residential mansion located on the outskirts of Sunset Boulevard in the Hollywood Hills of the City of Los Angeles.
Among the attendees were a slew of celebrities including Quinton Aaron. Mr. Aaron made his feature film debut in his first lead role as Michael Oher in the 2009 film The Blind Side with actress Sandra Bullock.
Also Freeway Rick Ross know for his days as a King Pin, now a reformed man dedicating his life to teaching youths how not to go down the wrong path in Life. The real “Rick Ross” has been actively touring urban America spreading his message, and motivational speaking to at-risk youth, the hood, ex-offenders, and recovering addicts, about the powers of redemption, and he spoke at the Annual Savior’s Day.
The celebrity guests showed their support by attending
this event to raise funds to further medical research in the efforts to find a cure for Pancreatic Cancer.
The evening got off to a rocky start, many people that wanted to attend the fundraiser ended up leaving, including media at the shuttle pick up point, there was a miscommunication in the email confirmation that were sent out
giving the wrong shuttle pick up address. For those of us that had the correct information and or limo pick up, the evening was well worth it. Donations were collected at the door as well as various stations placed through out the mansion.
The benefit featured a VIP section with an open bar showcasing Hula Girl Beverages, the VIP guests were greeted by B.J. Drake, Marketing Director and Brand Ambassador from Hula Girl Beverages. The VIP guests also received gift bags, enjoyed appetizers, and got the opportunity to mingle with celebrities in designated areas throughout the mansion.
The soiree was very inviting and joyful, the entire Diversity News Magazine and Diversity News TV Team always supports legitimate events raising funds for research and prevention.
The party was to benefit Pancreatic Cancer Research, so money collected would encourage additional research, increase awareness, and support families in need. “Pancreatic cancer is a serious condition. Most cases of pancreatic cancer have already spread at the time of diagnosis, making a full cure unlikely.” –WebMD.
About Karlie Redd:
Karlie Redd is a recording artist, cover model, dancer, film director, and actress that also co-star the Love & Hip Hop Atlanta on VH1. Her music has been influenced by artist such as Celine Dion, Lady Saw, Shaggy, and Bob Marley. Karlie also took interest in the film industry. For more information visit http://www.karlieredd.com/
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Sources: WebMD, Wikipedia, Stella Gomez