Russell Simmons Gathered With Garner Family at Celebrity Fundraising Event in Their Honor

| December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Russell Simmons and Eswar Garner, wife of Eric Garner/Credit:  Johnny Nunez

Russell Simmons and Esaw Garner, wife of Eric Garner/Credit: Johnny Nunez

Words by Nadia Shakur

Mega business mogul Russell Simmons gathered with other industry notables at the Together We Stand fundraiser held for the family of Eric Garner at Hudson Common in Manhattan. reported the celebrity studded event, that focused on contributing toward the Garner family’s IndieGogo fund, was organized by Simmons, DJ Kiss, her husband DJ M.O.S, and Damon Peruzzi.

During the festivities the guests were surprised by the appearance of Garner’s widow, Esaw, and their children. It seemed only the organizers were privy to their coming to thank the contributors in person. Their unexpected arrival definitely added to the warm atmosphere of love that surrounded the rest of the evening. Receiving greetings from celebrity supporters such as Wesley Snipes, Estelle and Q-Tip didn’t overwhelm Garner’s widow as she calming addressed the reception stating “My husband’s death will not be in vain. I vow to my last dying breath to fight this to the end.”

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