Design Care: Fashion For a Good Cause

The HollyRod Foundation, founded by actress Holly Robinson Peete and her husband, former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, is a non-profit organization working to promote help and hope to people with autism or Parkinson’s disease. The foundation started off by providing patient services to people with Parkinson’s who had limited financial resources, and it expanded to include autism support. The Peetes understand how Parkinson’s and autism can challenge families emotionally, physically and financially.

The HollyRod Foundation recently held De

 

sign Care 2017, a fundraising party that took place on July 15 at boxer Sugar Ray Leonard’s posh estate in the Pacific Palisades.

#designcare2017

 

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Other famous faces included Leonard, Garcelle Beauvais, Samuel L. Jackson, Chloe X Halle, Tina Knowles, Anthony Anderson, Ray Parker Jr. and Boris Kodjoe.

Cookie & I enjoyed supporting our great friends Holly & Rodney at #DesignCare2017 to raise money for autism & Parkinson’s disease.

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Alison Porter, of NBC’s The Voice fame, started the evening off right with a stirring rendition of Linda Ronstadt’s “Blue Bayou.” After the musical tribute, the HollyRod Foundation presented Ronstadt with the Matthew T. Robinson Award of Courage. The crowd then came together to sing “Happy Birthday” to the star.

Next up was a fashion show featuring designs by Rubin Singer while Joe Thomas gave an incredible, intimate performance.

Featured in the live auction were two tickets to the 52nd Super Bowl, including exclusive VIP party access. Anthony Anderson got into the spirit of things, and mid-auction, he put up another item for bid — a full day on the set of his show, Blackish, and hanging out with the cast. He joked, “If I’m in a good mood, I might throw you on camera!”

#TBT Mariam + Anthony + E! . . . #blackish #charityevent #anthonyanderson #designcare2017 #autism #autismawareness

 

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The HollyRod Foundation also partnered with Sesame Workshop, the production company behind Sesame Street. The show is working to decrease the stigma that still surrounds autism with the help of an autistic character named Julia. Sesame Workshop was another honoree, receiving the Corporate Compassion Award.

When beautiful fashion and famous faces all come together to raise money for and support such an amazing cause, it’s sure to be a great time. And that’s exactly what Design Care 2017 was.

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