New York Influencers in Politics, Business and Music Unite to Fight Sickle Cell Disease
SIPS for Sickle Cell (SIPS), a nonprofit organization commissioned to raise awareness and support for sickle cell disease, will host a pre-Valentine’s Day gala and silent auction to help impact the lives of children living with the disease.
The red carpet affair, scheduled for Wednesday, February 13 at Lexicon lounge in midtown Manhattan, will unite some of the city’s most notable people and organizations in music, medicine, business, art, politics and food including hosts Sylvia Rhone of Vested In Culture/Sony Music, Gwen Niles of Bad Boy, famed NYC radio’s Ebro Darden, Assemblyman Keith Wright, Councilwoman Inez Dickens, Chef Roble, Black Googlers Network, New York Urban League Young Professionals, Howard University School of Law Alumni Club, Dimensional Sports Inc., New York Super Bowl champion Antonio Pierce of Englewood Cliffs Cadillac, and Smile Design Gallery. Read The Rest
A VALENTINE’S FUNDRAISING GALA
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH 2013
@ LEXICON 226 E 54TH ST
On this red carpet night, Sips4Sickle Cell will gather the echelons of the city to raise support for this disease. Invited guests will be from vast age, social and professional demographics of the TriState area including Philanthropists, Fraternal Orders, Social networking groups, Wall Street professionals, Politicians, Medical and Legal Practitioners, Athletes, and Celebrities.
This is a pleasant surprise! A partnership between former President Bill Clinton and LA Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant?! I guess this shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise since Kobe does a lot of philanthropic work in LA as a member of the city’s basketball team. And, President Clinton has been consistent in providing services for the people who need them most through the Bill Clinton Global Initiative. Bill and Kobe joined forces to help people with mental illness find “Hope, Help, and Home” through the Step Up on Second charity gala. The event was made possible by The Bill Clinton Global Initiative in partnership with the Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation and also served as the grand opening for Step Up on Vine.
Janet Jackson and Heidi Klum are being honored on February 6th by The Foundation for AIDS Research. And it doesn’t end there! The organization will also be honoring Kenneth Cole at the black tie gala to benefit amfAR. The black-tie gala benefit honors individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the fight against AIDS.
What will likely be a star studded event, will be on the eve of New York Fashion Week, will begin with cocktails, followed by dinner, a live auction of luxury items, and a special tribute to the honorees.