The Reed for Hope Foundation has partnered for the third year with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation for the “Keep the Promise” concert on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood and are launching the first “Love Healthy Virtual Spoken Word Slam.”
This year’s “Keep the Promise” concert includes performances by GRAMMY Award-winning recording artist Patti LaBelle, Grammy and Academy Award-winning recording artist and actor Common, with additional evening appearances by activist and actor Harry Belafonte, Doug E. Fresh and more. Complimentary tickets for the event are available at www.lovehealthy.org.
RFHF founder and leading casting director, Robi Reed, will present the foundation’s Sunshine Award to Common, honoring the work he’s done using his platform to uplift humanity, inspire positive change and be a model of good health. Past Sunshine Award recipients include Magic Johnson, Hall of Fame athlete and activist Jim Brown, Judge Greg Mathis and Jamie Foxx. These awards are given in the spirit of Reed’s Annual Sunshine Beyond Summer Celebration with over 14 years of health awareness.
Also, in celebration of World AIDS Day on December 1, RFHF and AHF are launching the inaugural “Love healthy Virtual Spoken Word Slam” with the winner receiving a talent consultation with key members of the Love Healthy Slam committee. Submissions are open at LoveHealthy.org. Contestants are encouraged to use social media to promote their original submissions as the top-ten pieces with the most likes and views will be submitted to a panel of industry judges led by Reed that includes Common, Natalie Stewart (Floetry,) Jessica Care Moore, Doug E. Fresh, Abyss, Ingrid B, John Hensley, Gina Loring and others who select the grand prize winner.
To enter into the “Love Healthy Virtual Spoken Word Slam,” please submit via the link below:
LoveHealthy.org will also live-stream select Slam performances from a private post-concert celebration. Slam performances and other interviews will be streamed on Love Healthy’s Facebook Live page (www.facebook.com/lovehealthy). To follow the conversation on social media, audiences can use the hashtags #LoveHealthySlam #WAD (World AIDS Day) #KTP.
For more information on ways to get involved with Love Healthy’s initiatives and campaigns, please visit LoveHealthy.org.