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Robi Reed's 11TH Annual Sunshine Beyond Summer Celebration
By Rych McCain International/Nationally Syndicated Entertainment Columnist
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11th Annual Sunshine Beyond Summer Celebration
|Event Founder & Creator Robi Reed|
Every year the select Hollywood elite know that the end of summer has officially arrived when they have received their invitations to Robi Reed’s Annual Sunshine Beyond Summer Celebration. Reed is an Emmy® Award-winning casting director and VP of Talent, Casting, Original Programming for The BET Networks. If that is not enough work in itself, Reed is also the Co-Founder of The Annual Merge Summit in Los Angeles that brings the religious community and Hollywood together for fellowship, education and networking. Reed’s end of summer event with its sub-title “The Day Party With A Purpose” to benefit The Reed For Hope Foundation is in its eleventh year and is anticipated by the “Who’s Who” from a limited guest list of a select, diverse group of over 500 influencers, ranging from Hollywood insiders and business executives to community leaders, close friends and associates, for a fundraiser unlike any other. The affair took place at the beautiful mansion estate of Oscar® winning actor/comic/singer Jamie Foxx.
|Wendy R. Robinson reception host|
The Honorees Reception was hosted by actress Wendy Raquel Robinson (BET's "The Game") and later, actress/model Eva Marcille, who unveiled her new baby bump ("America's Next Top Model"), hosted the Day Party celebration. DJ Dorian Missick and DJ Jermaine kicked-off the festivities, rocking sounds for the reception, and
|MC Lyte curating the sounds|
hip-hop legend MC Lyte curated the music for the day party, sending guests to the dance floor to party the afternoon away. A sumptuous menu of delicious healthy food was prepared by celebrity chef Judson Todd Allen.
|Celebrity master Chef Judson Todd Allen|
Additionally, guests participated in a silent auction and were treated to complimentary Pinkberry yogurt, Robeks smoothies, foot massages, Nike gift bags, and OraQuick in-home rapid HIV test kits, as well as the Love Healthy Lounge brought to you by OraQuick, who were a part of the purpose within the party, where distinguished guests participated in intimate conversations about romantic relationships and discussed topics of sexual behavior and testing together as an affirmation of powerful love.
Celebrities and notables in attendance included Luke James, Tasha Smith, Terry Crews, Tatyana Ali, Naturi Naughton,
|L-R: Tasha Smith, Wendy Robinson, Keri Hilson, Kim Steward, Eva Marcelle, Robi Reed, Vanessa Williams, Dr. Rachel Ross and Naturi Naughton..|
Kevin McCall, Annie Ilonzeh, Glynn Turman, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Margaret Avery, Lloyd Klein, Shaun Robinson, Coby Bell, Sheryl Lee Ralph,
Nicki Micheaux, Keith Robinson, Vanessa Williams, Aaron D. Spears, Rolonda Watts, Datari Turner, Bre'ly Evans, and Stephen Hill, among others.
|BET's Stephen Hill and Robi Reed|
Reed recognized honorees at the event, presenting special awards to philanthropists Magic and Cookie Johnson, The Jamie Foxx Foundation, singer Keri Hilson, physician Dr. Rachael Ross (CBS's "The Doctors"), entrepreneur Kimberly Steward (Kess Agency), and NFL player Ndamakong Suh (Detroit Lions).
|Sheryl Lee Ralph and Robi Reed|
As Reed reflects over the last 11 years, she says, "I'm so thankful to all of the partners, sponsors, honorees, and guests that came out to support my annual Sunshine Beyond Summer Celebration and the Reed For Hope Foundation. This year's event was phenomenal and I look forward to continued growth."
|Comic/Poet/Writer Leroya Sanford|
To see Leroya's performance at the Beverly Hills Country Club click on www.youtube.com/watch?v=abb1bBcaDvg or go to youtube and type in "Leroya Poetry & Comedy at the Beverly Hills Country Club."
To see her on ABC-TV's "The View"click on
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