The Perfect Match Host Terrence J Emcees A Gala To End Spinal Cord Injuries with Tahirah NyaninBy Tahirah Nyanin | June 20, 2016 | Gals On The Town
Movement for Change Hosted the Hollywood Walk of Fame Gala Benefiting Walking with Anthony & The First Step Foundation earlier this month. Our own DivaGal Tahirah Nyanin attended the event at Sofitel Los Angeles in Beverly Hills. It was for people affected by spinal cord injury.
At the event, emceed by The Perfect Match host and television personality Terrence J, guests were treated to a cocktail reception followed by live entertainment by The Company Men. There was delectable dining of jumbo shrimp and filet minion. Former NFL Linebacker LaVar Arrington presented an emotional tribute and award to Crystal Dixon, mother of Donnovan Hill. Hill suffered a spinal cord injury at age 13 during a football championship game that left him paralyzed behind his chest and with minimal movement of his arms. Hill passed away May 11, 2016, as a result of a surgery due to his injury.
The award presentation was followed by a live auction fundraiser by The Charity Angels. The gala wrapped up with attendees dancing the night away presented by Rock With U. See more photos on our DivaGals FB page.
Founded by spinal cord injury (SCI) victim Anthony Purcell and his mother, Micki Purcell. Walking with Anthony is a nonprofit organization with the mission to forever change the recovery outcome of Spinal Cord injury. Currently it’s perceived as unchangeable. The organization is dedicated to raising awareness of the impact of SCI, raising funds to provide financial assistance for SCI victims, expand rehabilitation centers and supporting research relating to SCI rehabilitation. For more information, please visit walkingwithanthony.org.
The First Step Foundation was developed to help those with spinal cord injuries, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis and many other disorders affecting the neuromuscular system, gain access to Barwis MethodsΓÇÖ Injury when traditional physical therapy has fallen short and/or insurance coverage has run out. Funding for the First Step Foundation helps to provide training scholarships to program enrollees, educate more trainers in Injury Recovery Program methodologies (Neurological Reengineering), & purchase necessary equipment for the Injury Recovery Program.