*The Beverly Hills Hotel — The star-studded 10th Annual Pink Pump Affair Gala was held yesterday at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Sunday (05-20-18). The festivities kicked off with a powerful Ageless Beauty panel featuring Elise Neal, Dr. Sonia Bansal, Michele Elyzabeth, and Rachel McCord, moderated by the event’s host and Special Needs Network co-founder Areva Martin (acclaimed author, power attorney and talk show host).
The Gala Affair started with a bang with a haute couture fashion show by Designer Kevan Hall (Halston) inspired by the 10th Annual Pink Pump Affair. Award-winning journalist Pat Harvey served as the M.C. for the evening. Kym Whitley, Celebrity Auctioneer and Pink Pump Board Member, entertained the audience while raising money “for the children.” During the gala actor Morris Chestnut presented actress Vivica A. Fox with the 2018 Pink Pump Gala Icon Award. This was an emotional reunion for the duo, Fox reminisced their time shooting the romantic comedy Two Can Play That Game.
The Gala’s Special guests and attendees included: Robin McGraw, Elise Neal, Kym Whitley, Jackee Harry, Lisa Rae, Cheryl Gully, Dr. Judy Ho, Pat Harvey, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Rachel McCord, Suzanne Sena, Renee Lawless, Wendell James, Dr. Sonia Bansal among others.
Areva Martin commented: “It was an honor to present the 2018 Icon Award to the lovely, beautiful and talented Vivica A. Fox. Not only is she an icon in the entertainment industry but she’s proved herself as an incredible philanthropist, a tremendous example in the community, an entrepreneur and an amazing actress with staying power in this very difficult business.”