Sisters of Today & Tomorrow (SOT), a nonprofit organization promoting higher education, entrepreneurship, self esteem, health & fitness and personal development, hosted a meet and greet with hip hop icon MC Lyte in Bridgeport, Connecticut on May 15, 2010. The youth participants not only met and had an intimate talk with the hip hop legend, but received lessons in hip hop history from hip hop greats Jalil Hutchins of Whodini, Eric Sermon of EPMD, Big Daddy Kane, Nice & Smooth, Kid & Play and more!
Connecticut's #1 female rap artist 4Eva (in photo, 3rd from left), gave MC Lyte (fourth from left) an overview of SOT, performed SOT’s Anthem “Sisters” and a tribute introduction to Lyte. MC Lyte walked around the room and formally introduced herself to each girl. During the meeting, Lyte taught the young group of SOT members how to give a firm hand shake and look a person in the eye when being introduced. “MC Lyte was right in doing such. It takes a village to raise a child and all of us have to step up to teach our youth something,” said Carla Morrison, Founder/Executive Director of Sisters of Today & Tomorrow. Lyte and the other hip hop legends were in town to take part in the ‘Old School’ rap concert that took place later that day. For more information on Sisters of Today & Tomorrow, visit http://www.sistersoftodayandtomorrow.org/. Photo: Jonathan Ellis, Phokus Photography
Model and philanthropist Katie Rost hosted the Monte Carlo Night fundraiser as the major fundraising event for Katie's Team Believe, which is participating in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual Man & Woman of the Year fundraising competition. The evening featured a night of casino games and included a silent auction, cocktails and gourmet cuisine.
"I was compelled to run for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Woman of the Year and advocate on the behalf of blood cancer patients after learning about the vital services LLS provides to blood cancer patients, their families and to the medical community," said Katie Rost. "I was touched by the stories of Nation's Capital area families who have been rocked by a blood cancer diagnosis and found comfort and tangible solutions through the services of LLS. The fact is that the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society saves lives and gives hope to millions. I am so humbled to be a candidate in the 2010 Woman of the Year fund raising challenge, and committed be in the fight against blood cancer with them." For more information, visit the website at http://www.believeinacureforcancer.com/. Thanks to Andrea for the invite!