Thursday, July 28, 2011

Holly Robinson Peete's MY BROTHER CHARLIE Event Shines a Warm Light on Autism

There was joy all around at the Second Annual MY BROTHER CHARLIE EVENT FOR AUTISM AWARENESS held at the historic Culver Studios. The festivities were headed up by actress, singer and award-winning author, Holly Robinson Peete and family. The lovely star of Speed-Dating, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, 21 Jump Street, and co-host of The Talk, and her husband, NFL great, Rodney Peete have become two of America's leading advocates for autism awareness through their own charity, the HollyRod Foundation. The charity offers help and hope through compassionate care to families living with Autism and Parkinson's Disease.

The MY BROTHER CHARLIE event  held this July, was even more spectacular than last year's, with music, rock climbing, face painting, and a gigantic slide and bouncy castles.  PHOTOFUND supplied the portraits, while delicious food and drinks were donated by Outback Steakhouse, SmartWater, Coca-Cola, Honest Tea and  OXYLENT.  For desert, happy attendees could grab some cupcakes from the folks at Polkatots. Yummmmm!  My Teen Topix contributor, Christine Peake, CEO of the peakPRgroup also participated in the event.

Rod Peete and Holly Peete talk about the HollyRod Foundation
The HollyRod Foundation and the Peete family have have brought new awareness and hope to families with Autism. Oliver Peake may have put it best, "Today was awesome, I got to meet Holly and she made me realize that just become children have Autism, doesn't mean that they have to be left in the dark.  Holly gives them light."

The Culver Studios decked out with HollyRod Foundation Posters

 Face paint fun at My Brother Charlie Event

Bugs and Daffy join the kids at the 2nd Annual Event for 
the HollyRod Foundation

Coca-Cola reminds us to Live Positively and contribute to 
the cause

Artist Miai Negre, Rodney Peete, Holly Robinson Peete, 
and Oxylent CEO Lisa Lent

SmartWater is always there to support a good cause

Tasty food from the folks at Outback Steakhouse

The best cupcakes in the world from Polkatots


The Talk's Sara Gilbert

Oliver Peake with his mom, Christine Peake, CEO of the peakPRgroup
pose with the amazingly dedicated Holly Robinson Peete

 photos @2011 ACMA Photography


lisaoxylent said...

Such a wonderful organization! Proud to be a part of it and support education and hopefully one day prevention of autism. Thank you Hollyrod Foundation and all involved!

Anonymous said...

Great article, Masha. It looks like a fun event.

Linda Peach Warner

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