As the 2014 CIAA basketball tournament draws near, much will be said and written about the parties and social events that accompany the five days of festivities. But this year, one after-party will be different, at least in its purpose.
On Feb. 28, BLT Steak in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel will host “Party With a Purpose” to benefit A Child’s Place, a charity that works to erase the impact on homelessness on Charlotte-area children and their education. (More info: achildsplace.org and click on “make a difference.”)
The event is the brainchild of husband-wife team Rudy and Natalie Brown and radio host Ramona Holloway. She talked about the party and the progress she has made since undergoing gastric bypass surgery two years ago.
Since I had my surgery, two cousins have conquered their diabetes with the help of gastric bypass surgery, and another cousin is having her surgery in two weeks. So I feel like I took a bold step that isn’t just helping me but helping my family, because diabetes is our plague.