On August 16, 2014 CEO of Blaq Pearl Entertainment, Bo Talley-Williams, alongside her husband WNBA Coach Fred Williams of the Tulsa Shock hosted the 1st Annual “Balling for Lupus” Celebrity Basket Game. This was the first ever all female Celebrity Basketball Game. The basketball game was held in Atlanta at McNair Highschool. The basketball game was a cool way to bring about Lupus Awareness and help raise money. The couple teamed up with the Georgia Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America to raise funds and have a great time.
What is Lupus?
is an autoimmune disease, which means that the immune system mistakes the body’s own tissues as foreign invaders and attacks them. Some people with lupus suffer only minor inconvenience. Others suffer significant lifelong disability. Lupus affects people of African, Asian, or Native American descent two to three times as often as it affects whites. Nine out of 10 people with lupus are women. The disease usually strikes between age 15 and 44, although it can occur in older individuals
In addition to the star-studded basketball team and guests ten special Lupus Survivors and advocates were acknowledged and honored during the “Balling for Lupus” event including Kaleena Harper (Dirty Money), Michael Keith (R&B male group 112) and his mother Cheryl Keith.
Check out shots from the pretty eventful evening below.
Be on the lookout for the 2nd Annual “BALLING for LUPUS” all female celebrity basketball game.
Photos courtesy of Blaq Entertainment.