Today 5/28/2011, Rebecca Grant participated in a charity event for the American Diabetes Association at K1 Speed Go Kart racing in the Los Angeles area.
The event included performances by two beautiful twin girls that turned out to be the singing duo Mona Lisa. I was actually blown away at how talented the twin girls are and instantly became their biggest fan. You have to LIKE their fan page.
The artist that performs one of my favorite songs, MANN also performed. It could be that I love the original song by Nu Shooz or, what Mann did to the song to update it, but I had a blast.
Also at the event was NFL active and retired players, TV and Movie stars. The event was held . Here some photos of me at the event
The Celebrity Go Kart Tournament will be one of this year’s most exciting, fun-filled events! Held at the fantastic K1 Speed Go Kart racing facility in Gardena, CA, 16 celebrity-led teams will compete in high-stakes races to raise funds for the American Diabetes Association. Other local charity organizations such as Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and the Salvation Army will also have teams entered to compete for funds as well. With participation from recognized celebrities and popular sports personalities, such as actors Rebecca Grant (Dungeon Siege III, NFL, Apartment 23) Verne Troyer (Austin Powers) and Rockmond Dunbar (Grey’s Anatomy), and NFL Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson. Performances by Mona Lisa and Mann. This is an event you won’t want to miss! Kids will have a great time racing and learning healthy eating and exercise habits while raising funds for great organizations.
The Celebrity Go Kart Tournament was created to raise funds and awareness about diabetes to prevent children from getting this disease with our partners, the American Diabetes Association and The Complete Athlete Foundation. In addition, each of the celebrity-led racing teams will represent a children’s charity such as Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Lupus Foundations of America. The winning team will win a special cash prize for their organization.
American Diabetes Association
Our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.We lead the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected—by diabetes.We fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes.We deliver services to hundreds of communities.We provide objective and credible information.We give voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Advocacy plays an integral role in our mission. We fight for people with diabetes in Washington, DC, in state capitols and in our courts. Diabetes Advocates around the country fight to increase funding to prevent, treat and cure diabetes; improve access to health care and eliminate discrimination against people with diabetes at school, work and elsewhere in their lives. Our Safe At School program has two primary goals, to ensure thatAll children with diabetes are medically safe at school andAll children with diabetes have the same educational opportunities as their classmates. For more information go to www.diabetes.org
25.8 million children and adults in the United States—8.3% of the population—have diabetes. 1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in people aged 20 years and older in 2010. However, the most common form of diabetes - Type 2 - is preventable through a good diet and physical activity. That’s why it is important to teach kids these skills at an early age and this event will have a host of healthy food cooking demonstrations and vendors, and activities such as fitness training, yoga, and martial arts/boxing, led by top instructors.
The Complete Athlete Foundation For Kids
The Complete Athlete Foundation For Kids is a charity organization whose mission is the furthering of the personal well-being in youth and the building of communities through involvement in organized sport. We believe that sport and sporting activities are an essential part of a child’s physical, emotional and social development by providing guidance, support and funding for sporting activities where the need is demonstrated. We further believe that every effort should be made toward ensuring that as many of our youth as possible have and are able to utilize the opportunity to take part in community-based teams and/or sporting activities. We believe that the presence of corporate-sponsored sporting events will strengthen the overall image of any community and, in time, lead to the improvement of international athletic presence as a whole. This will forge a stronger and more connected community that will insure the presence of brilliant athletic achievement far into the future.
For more information go to:www.completeathletefoundationfor kids.org