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Did You Know The Fantastic Regina Belle Supports St. Jude?

Hey Cuties,

It is that time of the year again when St. Jude Children’s Research Hospitals has a Call to Service here in the Washington, DC area. This annual event coincides with CBC. This event celebrates the nine National Pan-Hellenic Council Organizations and supports the mission to defeat childhood cancer and sickle cell disease. September is their respective awareness months so the timing couldn’t be better.

St. Jude Call to Service

This year’s St. Jude Call to Service was at The Hamilton on 14th Street, in downtown Washington, DC. I was excited about the location because I know they have a really nice party area.

St. Jude Call to Service

Naturally the first thing I did was hit the red carpet. My lace top was from Target and my bold yellow crop pants were a $10 find at Zara.

St. Jude Call to Service

My sister joined myself and The Style Medic for the evening. My sister is not social like this and it was a treat to actually have her out with us. We had to seal this occasion with a picture.

What is sickle cell? Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that results in red blood cells becoming hard and sickle-shaped. The shape disrupts the normal flow of blood in the body, which can cause painful and sometimes life-threatening side effects. Click HERE for more detail information on sickle cell.

St. Jude Call to Service

Myself and Richard Lee Snow, Senior Advisor – Multicultural Marketing Business Development. ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

St. Jude Call to Service

Photo Credit: St. Jude

Our entertainment for the night was the one and only Regina Belle. She gave me all the life and all of the feels. She can still sang y’all.

Meet St. Jude Patient Courtney Davis, this young lady is going places. Her parents found out she had sickle cell while she was in utero. Her parents reached out to St. Jude and actually began treatment while she was in the womb. SO FREAKING SMART! Once Courtney was born she continued being treated by St. Jude; based on the treatment she has received to date it has given her a better quality of life. Sickle Cell is generally physically exhausting to the body and most people with it don’t play sports. Well Miss Courtney here has been able to start cheer-leading.  On this night she received a full college scholarship to a college in Tennessee. Amazing!

Now back to Regina Belle, my favorite song A Whole New World originally done with Peebo Bryson. This song is from the soundtrack of the Disney movie Aladdin.  She didn’t sang this for us and it is best. I will have fallen out on the floor like a fool. She did however serenade the beautiful Courtney with “If I Could.”

Regina Belle: If I Could

St. Jude Call to Service

The Divine Nine: St. Jude Call to Service Reception in Washington, DC on Thursday, September 21, 2017.     Photo Credit: St. Jude

Jennifer M. Jones (National President – NPHC); Andre R. Manson (Grand Polaris,  – Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.); Deborah Catchings-Smith – Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.); AC Wharton (representing Dr. Everett B. Ward – Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.); Mary Breaux Wright (International Grand Basileus – Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.); Micheal E. Cristal (International President – Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.); Beverly E. Smith (National President – Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.); Anthony F. Knox, Sr. (Grand Basileus – Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.); Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover (National Vice President – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.); Thomas L. Battles, Jr. (Grand Polemarch – Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.)

St. Jude Call to Service

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Article written by:

Mimi Green is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a mother of two and a girlfriend to one. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Eva

    I had no idea that you could treat sickle cell in utero! That is amazing. I am always so proud of the service efforts of the NPHC. Looks like it was a great night – love those pants!

  2. Sapphire Kharyzma

    You look fabulous, as always! I love Saint Jude. They make such positive impact in the lives of children 🙂

  3. Kita

    I did not know Regina Belle supports St. Jude but I am glad she does. St. Jude is so important and they deserve to be backed by celebrities from all over.

  4. Carissa

    This sounds like a great event! I remember my mom LOVED Regina Belle so it would’ve been a treat to hear her sing live, she has such a beautiful pic!!!

  5. Allison Jones

    As a proud member of an NPHC sorority, I absolutely love that they put on an event like this. It’s such an important cause and I had no clue Regina Belle was involved.

    LiveLifeWell,
    Allison

  6. Ty

    I had no idea but that only makes me love her even more. She has always been one of my favorites and it makes me happy to know that she supports St. Jude

  7. RaNesha

    I had no idea! Each year we donate twice to St. Jude I love supporting the hospital.

  8. Kiwi

    Wow what an amazing event! I love the mission St.Jude is doing and it seems like they are doing more and more great events lately and I am loving it. So happy you enjoyed their concert!

  9. Amber Myers

    What an amazing event this is! I had no idea Regina Belle supports St. Jude, but I’m so glad she does.

  10. robin rue

    Good for her. St. Jude’s is such a great cause to give to. I always give to them when I have a chance – they do such good work.

  11. Tomi C

    OMG! The kids JUST recited the lyrics to Regina Belle’s “If I Could” a couple of weeks ago during a Grandparents’ Day program at our church. That song makes me tear up every single time. I bet she gave an awesome concert and it looks like you had a blast. Way to support such a dynamic hospital!!!

  12. Tanay Michele

    St Jude is amazing I hope I’m in a place to donate more to them one day. I also didn’t know sickle cell could be treated in utero. I bet a lot of people aren’t aware of that.

    • MimiCuteLips

      There is so much good info out there that people just don’t’ know about. I’m trying to help spread the word. The more we know the better.

  13. Jeanette

    St. Jude’s hospital is probably the number one on my list when it comes to donating. They do so much good for everybody but children especially and I am definitely in support of that.

  14. Ola

    I’ve known my share of sick children and it’s nice to see that there are programs that are genuinely designed to help them and their families.

  15. Candice Straughter

    I’m gonna have to read more about this! My niece, nephew and aunt have sickle cell. My 8 year old niece experiences the most episodes between them all and it’s devastating seeing her in pain. How awesome to hear Regina Belle sing. That woman has a great voice.

  16. Jo Jo

    That’s awesome she does. I had no clue. Looks like it was a wonderful event. Wish there was a video of her performing! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  17. candy

    Have always heard wonderful things about St Jude and the research and help they give to children and their families.

  18. Pam

    I love your bold yellow crop pants from Zara. Also, I am a big supporter of St. Jude. I like to donate to them.

  19. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    Wow, I had no idea about this collaboration. I love it when a famous figure supports such a worthwhile cause as St Jude. This is so great for future research!

  20. Cheryl

    What a great night and a great cause. And they picked the perfect place. I love the Hamilton! I’ve gone there for many a happy hour and even the gospel brunch!

  21. Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    A good homeschooling mom friend of mine, her son, he’s 10, is in the hospital right now due to sickle cell anemia. most people don’t know a whole lot about it. When she posted about him being admitted the other day, and why, several were unsure of what it was exactly.

  22. Our Family World

    This event is so heartwarming. Regina Belle is a fantastic singer and I am so happy that this event is all for the benefit of St. Jude NPHC. Thanks for giving these children a better quality of life.

  23. Dwan

    I bet it was amazing being part of such an important night. You looked beautiful, loving that top!

  24. Lynn Woods

    What a cute outfit! Regina Belle has always been one of my favorites. Looks like you had a great time and what a great cause!

  25. Kita Bryant

    One more reason to love her. Anyone that supports St. Jude is a hero.

  26. Anosa

    What an incredible event, I bet your sister enjoyed it and glad to see such organisations looking after the important diseases that our children might face.

  27. Mama Ash

    I needed a tissue after watching Regina Belle sing, she is AMAZING. What a song and the touching, emotional video. I truly had no idea. What a special gala. God bless!

  28. Kay

    Both of my sisters were born with sickle cell anemia. One sister is older, and my other sister is the last born. My cousin died in his mid-twenties due to sickle cell complications. I witnessed the pain all my life. My dad stays alert at all times when it comes to his girls. There is no true definition of worry until you see it on my dads face. I donate to St. Jude on the regular. I don’t care what celebrity supports this cause. It’s different when it touches home. Great post. Yours is my favorite out of all the ladies. Keep supporting, there is many more proven test out there. But to say there is a cure…I need to witness it to believe it.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Wow Kay, that a story. My niece is only 1 years old so dealing with sickle cell is new for our family. I’m so thankful to be an Ambassador with St. Jude because they have really educated me. I, in turn, share that with my family. Sending lots of love to you and your family. That can’t be easy. Seeing a daddy worry will bring anyone to their knees.

      I’m going to keep doing my part, sharing the knowledge and learning all I can.

  29. adriana

    We ALL should support St Jude’s!! It’s such a good cause – these pictures are amazing and I’m so glad there’s events and people like this out there!

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