Attorney General Kamala Harris, actress/philanthropist Nicole Ari Parker, the Good News Foundation (Pat Harvey, Leslie Miller, Dorothy Lucey, Ana Garcia) and Bonnie Rubin, an Executive Vice President, 1st Century Bank) were honored as 2015 “Women of Distinction” at the can’t miss 7th Annual Pink Pump Affair to benefit Special Needs Network (SNN) . This upscale event will took place at the ballroom of the swanky Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills on Sunday, May 17th. The highlight of the afternoon was a couture fashion show by high-end designer St. John with L.A.’s top models.
CBS2’s anchor and award-winning journalist Pat Harvey served as MC and SNN president, lawyer and legal broadcast analyst, Areva Martin, hosted the SRO, star-studded event which begins at 12:30 pm with a VIP reception and red carpet. There was also a live and silent auction. Approximately $200,000 is expected to be raised to send low-income children with disabilities and their siblings to summer camp.
“I honor Areva and what she does. My Good News Foundation colleagues and I feel so great to be honored by her for supporting kids who are the neediest,” said Pat Harvey.
“It’s amazing to be a part of this great charity event. It’s my third year here,” said Dorothy Lucey.
Over 300 leading celebrities, politicos, philanthropists, influencers and activists participated in the prestigious organization’s biggest fundraising event of the year. Confirmed celebrities included Omarosa (Celebrity Apprentice), Kristian Alfonso (Y&R), Claudia Christian, Bai Ling, Drake Bell and many more.
This couture fashion shows the line’s inspired pre-fall signature designs accompanied high tea provided by the top chefs at the hotel. CV LUX Magazine and CBS2/KCAL 9 serve as media sponsors. Corporate underwriters include Toyota, Mattel, Kaiser Permanente, Walmart and Wear Luck Apparel who is matching every T-Shirt purchased during May with a like donation to SNN.
All proceeds from the event benefit SNN’s Parent Advocacy Mentor Program (PAM) and the Joe Patton Academy Camp (Camp JPAC) – the only free summer inclusion camp in South Los Angeles for kids with autism and related disabilities and their siblings. The summer camp benefits more than 300 local children.
For more info, go to http://snnla.org/