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You’re Invited: 7th Annual Shall We Dance Benefit Gala

Time to pull out your dancing shoes ladies and gentlemen and support an amazing charity and star-studded event. On Saturday, May 11th, 2013, The Coalition for At-Risk Youth (CARRY), a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the lives of foster youth suffering from skin disorders founded by dermatologist Dr. Pearl E. Grimes in 2005, will host its annual gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The event, named “Shall We Dance” will feature an intimate evening with Motown.

This year’s event will honor four individuals who have personally touched the lives of at-risk youth – Tyler Perry, Janie Bradford, Dr. Jerome R. Porath and Laura Hunter, J.D. Held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the event’s activities will flow as follows:

5:00pm – Red Carpet
6:30pm – 7:30pm – Silent Auction and Cocktail Reception
7:30pm – 12:00am – Gala Program and Entertainment

The evening’s entertainment includes legendary singer and songwriter Brenda Russell, Grammy Award winner Thelma Houston, the amazing Fernando Harkless, and the Adam “Aejay’e” Jackson Full Spectrum Band.  Tickets for this wonderful event are $295.00 and can be purchased at with all proceeds benefiting CARRY.

CARRY, The Coalition for At-Risk Youth, is a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the lives of foster children and at-risk youth suffering from skin disorders and physical illnesses. Founded by dermatologist Dr. Pearl Grimes, CARRY’s team of motivated leaders in the Los Angeles area includes medical professionals, corporate leaders, attorneys, educators, social service advocates and members of the entertainment community. CARRY provides a wide range of services, including pro-bono dermatological and medical treatment, self empowerment, and social skills programs for at-risk and foster youth in the greater Los Angeles area.

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