Holly Robinson Peete and husband Rodney Peete hosted their 19th Annual DesignCare charity extravaganza at Sugar Ray Leonard’s private residence over the weekend. This highly-anticipated charity gala featured an evening reception, a colorful fashion show with designs by Rubin Singer, in addition to a live concert by R&B recording artist, Joe, and by the recent ‘The Voice’ winner, Alisan Porter. The inspiring DesignCare night was powered by Outback Steakhouse, Target, American Airlines Wen Hair and Body Care by Chaz Dean and AARP.
Celebrities in attendance included Alex Meneses, Amina Buddafly, Anthony Anderson, Bobby Kimball, Boris Kodjoe, Chloe & Halle, Christian Combs, “Cookie” Johnson, Dolores Robinson, Daisy Fuentes, Richard Marx, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Elisa Johnson, Erica Ash, Garcelle Beauvais, Heather McComb, Joe, Joey Luthman, Judge Greg Mathis, Kiki Haynes, Kiki Shepard, LaTanya Richard Jackson, Lela Rochon, Linda Ronstadt, Nicole Ari Parker, Ray Parker Jr., Richard Lawson, Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Jackson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Terry Ellis, Tina (Knowles) Lawson, Traci Lords, Vanessa A. Williams, Vanessa Bell Calloway, and Veronika Obeng.
The DesignCare 2017 honorees received the following awards:
Linda Ronstadt: Matthew T. Robinson Award of Courage
Sugar Ray Leonard: HollyRod Humanitarian Award
Karen E. Smith: Angel on the Path Award
Chase Coleman: HollyRod Autism Champion Award
Sesame Workshop: HollyRod Corporate Compassion Award