Over the weekend, the Not Alone Foundation held the 3rd Annual Diamond Awards, sponsored by Coca-Cola, honoring the iconic Dionne Warwick and a host of other amazing entertainers, business people, and philanthropic spirits.
Guests gathered at the Hilton Marietta Convention Center to raise further awareness for The Not Alone Foundation’s cause, to provide financial assistance and educational and medical resources for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease(ESRD) patients and their families.
Attendees included this year’s official honorees Dantanya Williams, SunTrust; Cathy Cox, SunTrust;Alvin Darden, Morehouse College; Kathleen Bertrand, Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau;Elizabeth Omalami, Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless; David Hankerson, Cobb County Manager; Thomas G. Sampson, Thomas Kennedy, Sampson & Thompkins; Dr. Sylvia Carter, Siloam Church International; Dr. Randal Travis, Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology Specialist; Jamie Foster Brown, Sister 2 Sister Magazine; Hill Harper, Actor; Wendy Raquel Robinson, Actress; Dr. Strive Masiywa, Econet Wireless International; Carolyn Jackson, The Coca-Cola Company; Dionne Warwick, Music Icon.
The evening’s musical tributes were performed by mainstream and gospel recording artists including Nicole Vanessa Ortiz, Sherry Dukes, Serena Young, Greg Kirkland, Dondria and NaCole Rice.
Other notable attendees included singer Vina Mills, Chef/Music Executive Mali Hunter, Latin singer Cristy Quinones, and Whitney Houston’s Brother & Sister-In-Law Gary & Pat Houston.