Caring For Congo Gala
NBA Superstar & Global Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo Hosts Dignitaries, Celebrities & VIPS For Gala To Raise Awareness & To Give Back
April 6, 2012
By Tee Foxx or Francine Jones
April 6, 2012, Atlanta, Ga. – On Saturday, April 28, 2012 Atlanta’s top stars, celebrities, corporate VIPS and more will be gathering at the grand St. Regis Hotel Atlanta for the Caring For Congo Gala Experience 2012 hosted by NBA Superstar & Global Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo. This spectacular Gala Experience will boast traditional cultures, delicious four course culinary display, fashion spectacles, high end LIVE auction and The Exclusive VIP Gifting Vault that will display upscale gift offerings! This night of celebration will raise awareness and funds for The Dikembe Mutombo Foundation to benefit The Biamba Marie Mutumbo Hospital – a $29 million state-of-the-art facility, built in 2007, in Mutombo’s homeland of The Democratic of the Congo in honor of his beloved mother. The hospital has served hundreds of thousands of residents. Voted USA Today’s “Most Caring Athlete”, Mutombo says, “The hospital was built to help the people of my hometown live healthy and productive lives.” Mutombo has invited all of his corporate VIPs, celebrity friends and NBA counterparts for a night filled with awareness, dancing, music, special presentations, LIVE entertainment and more!
“It is important for me to share a night of this kind with the many people that have supported me on this tireless journey,” said Mutombo. “It is equally important for me to share this time with others to bring awareness to the challenges in the Congo and across the entire African continent. My beautiful wife, Rose & I want to also make everyone aware of what is still needed, what has been done and what’s to come.”
This great evening of giving will be Emceed by CNN Correspondent Ali Velshi and will also provide LIVE Entertainment by the immensely popular jazz band, Dirty Jazz featuring A. London Arrington plus Featured Entertainment by one of Broadway’s Original Dreamgirls, Tony Award winning Actress/Singer Jennifer Holliday – the Caring For Congo Gala Experience is gearing up to be the ultimate fundraising event Atlanta has ever seen!
Short list of VIP guests of the night include, but not limited to: Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher, NBA Legend Alonzo Mourning & Superstar Chris Webber, numerous other 7-foot NBA Superstars and NBA All-Stars, Celebrity Actors & Actresses, NFL Superstars (including present and former Atlanta Falcons) as well as many of the city and international elite including Ambassador Andrew Young, U.S. Ambassador to The Democratic of the Congo, Dr. Faida Mitifu, Albany State University President Dr. Everette Freeman along with many other Ambassadors & dignitaries! The entire city is invited to come, support and participate in this fundraising effort that will allow Dikembe Mutombo to continue his caring ways! This amazing night is made possible by our many valued sponsors including: The Coca Cola Company, The Atlanta Dream, Fulton Dekalb Hospital Authority, Georgia Pacific, Global Markets In Clear View (ICE) and Moe’s Southwest Grill.
For Ticketing, Table Reservations and RSVP information, visit caringforcongogala.com or contact Alicia Smith or Susan Johnson – 404.262.2109, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2nd Annual Caring For Congo Gala is a yearly event that features live entertainment, live auction, celebrity guests, VIPs & dignitaries for the purpose of raising funds through The Dikembe Mutombo Foundation for The Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital and Research Center. All proceeds will benefit this effort. For more information, please visit www.dmf.org.
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