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{EVENT} Diamond Diva Empowerment Foundation Gala/Ceremony


(St. Louis, MO) Diamond Diva Empowerment Foundation nonprofit presents its Inaugural Fifty Shades of Purple Charity Gala, celebrating survivors of domestic violence and featuring a special tribute to the late entertainment icon, Ms. Tina Turner, a former resident of St. Louis and domestic abuse survivor, Saturday, July 29th at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ball Park at 6:00 pm. Doors will open at 4:00 pm for the VIP Purple Carpet Reception. This year’s theme is “Together We Can End Domestic Violence.” The award ceremony and evening dinner will feature live theatrical performances bringing awareness to five levels of domestic violence through different shades of purple, a silent auction, and live entertainment.

The Fifty Shades of Purple Charity Gala promises to be a fun and lively celebration! The event begins with the Purple Carpet VIP Reception with St. Louis Violinist Extraordinaire, Ms. Bell Darris. During the VIP Reception, guests will receive early bird access to the eye-catching silent auction featuring a live painting by Eric Wilson with ERG Gallery of the late ICON Tina Turner.

The evening’s host will be the elegant and talented TV Host of OWN YOUR NOW, Ms. Yolonda “Lady Yo” Lankford—fiancé of the Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith.

During the fellowship, five amazing community leaders will be honored in recognition of their contribution to the St. Louis Metropolitan Community. And taking the celebration to the next level, St. Louis’ own town favorite, Dirty Muggs band will cap off the evening with a tribute of cover songs by the legend Tina Turner. The evening performance will be a high-energy and choreographed show, providing the ultimate entertainment experience.

“The Virtual Fund the Need Campaign will be launched online July 15th at 9 pm CT and end July 29th at 9 pm CT at www.2def.org/gala Guests who donate $100 or more will receive a Fifty Shades of Purple Swag bag.”

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