Mary J. Blige, Taraji P. Henson and more Join Simmons Family for Charity Event

| August 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

rev-run-familyRev. Run, Angela, Vanessa and Justine Simmons

Russell Simmons and Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation held the 12th annual “Art For Life” benefit and brought out Hollywood’s best including the entire Simmons family, Mary J. Blige and her husband Kendu, Model Jessica White and Lala Anthony.

The event was created to celebrate the creative energy of New York City youth and honor exemplary individuals for success in their respective fields and good works to better the community and featured a silent auction with performances by Jennifer Hudson and Miri Ben-Ari.

The affair hosted by Soledad O’Brian honored Mary J. Blige, President JP Morgan Chase Foundation Kimberly B. Davis, Nutritionist & Author Oz Garcia, OBE, and Founder & Chief Creative Officer at Jimmy Choo, Tamara Mellon and Edward Norton, Actor/Filmmaker, Crowdrise Co-Founder.

Check out some of the photos from the event:

jessica-whiteJessica White

Kevin Liles & Star Jones

Jennifer Hudson

Russell Simmons & Kimora Lee Simmons

Taraji P. Henson

LaLa Anthony

mary-j-blige-kenduMary J. Blige & Kendu

The Simmons Family

Source: AP

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