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New York City’s Finest Join Forces for “Gift of Life” Cocktail Benefit

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On Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Chelsea Piers’ Sunset Terrace join Grace Mehary, model/philanthropist; media personality, Bevy Smith and the world of art, fashion and philanthropy to honor the brilliance, innovation and leadership of humanitarian and entrepreneur, Chid Liberty (Liberty & Justice); emerging youth leaders Briana Anderson, Amina Anekwe, Marley Dias of GrassROOTS Community Foundation SuperGIRLS, and health advocate and Chief of Anesthesiology Dr. Theodore Hanley (Woodhull Hospital) at African Health Now’s annual “Gift of Life” Cocktail benefit.

The “Gift of Life” Cocktail Benefit is an evening hosted by African Health Now’s committed Board of Directors and features music by celebrity DJ D-Nice, exclusive art silent auction, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. In 2015, African Health Now hosted its inaugural “Gift of Life” benefit to a star studded audience of over 250 of NYC’s tastemakers including Manhattan Borough President Gayle Brewer. The evening honored Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu; Sr. VP of Marketing iTunes/Apple Bozoma Saint John, and physician Dr. Samuel Quartey. Since 2006, the organization has impacted 20,000 men, women and children across Ghana.


The inaugural “Gift of Life” Cocktail Benefit proceeds support AHN’s “on the ground” health programming in Ghana, West Africa. This year, African Health Now’s “Gift of Life” Cocktail Benefit Host Committee is comprised of esteemed professionals including: NY State Senator, Kevin Parker (D), AHN Board Chairman and Event Co-Chair Donald Matheson and Joanne Hanley (Benefit Co-chairs); Kodjo Adovor, Dr. Ama Alexis, Pops Mensah Bonsu, Catherine Ekar, Rev. Dr. Drew Giddings; Stacie Henderson, Stanley Lumax, Sharifa Murdock, Makho Ndlovu, Gardy St. Fleur, Dexter Wimberly, Eugene Taiwah and Terry Oppong.

For tickets visit africanhealthnow.org/events.


As a New York City storyteller, filmmaker, digital content creator, and PR strategist, Renae Bluitt created "In Her Shoes" to empower and enlighten women committed to realizing their dreams.

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