Baltimore, MD. January 31, 2018: Local radio and television personalities will set aside their headphones and teleprompters in effort to help bring awareness and raise funds for lupus research.
Lupus is an incurable, inflammatory disease that attacks the body’s tissue and organs, causing unbearable pain and skin rashes; affecting more than 1.5 million people in the United States (www.lupusresearch.org)
The event will be held at Bill Bateman’s Bistro, located on 102 Chartley Drive in Reisterstown, MD Saturday, March 10th from 5P to 10P.
In addition to the lipsync challenge, there will be a silent auction, fun activities, raffle prizes, and autograph signing with former Baltimore Ravens Linebacker (now with the Philadelphia Eagles) Dannel Ellerbe from 6P to 7P.
The event is coordinated and hosted by former Baltimore radio/traffic announcer, Ki Ki Brown. “This event was so big in 2016! We raised $4,000 for lupus research and I know with all the talent signed up for this year’s event, we’ll surpass that amount,” says the radio personality for Pittsburgh station WAMO 100.
Bill Batemans Bistro has agreed to donate 20% of the night’s proceeds to Lupus Research Alliance (www.lupusresearch.org).
Lipsync teams will include various personalities from local Baltimore and DC radio/television stations including WBAL, WMAR, Radio One, TV One, Today’s 101.9, 100.7 The Bay, and WBFF Fox45.
Here is the tentative line up of performers:
TV TEAM: TEAM CAPTAIN: KAREN CAMPBELL-WBAL TV
o Nicki Mayo (TV One)
o Karen Campbell (WBAL)
o Michelle Richardson (WJLA)
o Cassie Carlisle (WMAR)
o Chardelle Moore (FOX 45 Reporter/Producer)
RADIO TEAM 1: Team Captain: LIL’ BLACK-92Q Jams
o Lil’ Black (92Q Jams)
o Porkchop (92Q Jams)
o DJ Heat (92Q Jams)
o Portia Foxx (WAMO 100-Pittsburgh)
o Tiara LaNiece (DTLR Radio)
o Tony Thornton (Urban One/Total Traffic)
RADIO TEAM 2: Team Captain: JO CAMPBELL-100.7 The Bay
o Stash (WZBA 100.7 The Bay)
o Jo Campbell (WZBA 100.7 The Bay)
o Tashawna Gaines (WBAL Radio)
o Gina Crash (Today’s 101.9)
“Living with lupus has been such a struggle for me,” says Vanessa Payne, lupus survivor, Founder of the Payne Train Lupus Awareness Organization and Co-Coordinator for this event. “I’m so happy we’re bringing awareness to this disease. There are so many people out there like me and we all need a cure. This will definitely help bring us closer to that cure.”
Admission is free, and donations are encouraged.
Please contact Ki Ki Brown or Vanessa Payne for further information.