Sickle Cell Foundation Thanks Celebrity Bowl-a-Thon Participants
The Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc. recently thanked celebrities who contributed their time towards this year's successful 2010 Bowl-A-Thon. held this fall at the Suburban Lanes Bowling Center in Decatur.
Proceeds of the event benefitted the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that is headquartered at 2391 Benjamin E. Mays Drive in Southwest Atlanta.
D. Jean Brannan, President and COO of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc. thanked all of the celebrity participants, which included:
NBA basketball players Michael Glenn, Theo Ratliff and Eric Snow; Olympic 2-time gold medalist Angelo Taylor; recording artist T-Boz; DeKalb County Sheriff Thomas Brown; Attorney Brent Wilson; pioneer entrepreneurs Gregory and Juanita Baranco, Owners of the Baranco Automotive Group (Mercedes Benz of Buckhead); and WYZE Radio Host Pastor Marvalene Foster. A special appearance was made by LA-based actor Sean Blakemore, a cast member of General Hospital who is best known for starring in Rainforest Films' Motivesseries.
Wilson (pictured), a Partner at Elarbee Thompson Sapp & Wilson LLP and a 2010 inductee into the Atlanta Business League's Men of Influence, described the event as a "good time for a great cause", and said he hoped that the event generated more awareness and funds for the Foundation and its efforts to provide education, screening and counseling to sickle cell patients.