Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Mutombo with guests and his wife, Rose (far right)

On Saturday, April 28, 2012 Atlanta's top stars, celebrities, corporate VIPS and more gathered at the grand St. Regis Hotel Atlanta for the Caring For Congo Gala Experience 2012 hosted by NBA Legend & Global Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo

Created to preserve the memory of his mother, this night of celebration raised awareness and funds for The Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital - a $29 million state-of-the-art facility, built in 2007, in Mutombo's homeland of The Democratic of the Congo.  

Several dignitaries, celebrities, former and current NBA teammates came to pay tribute and support the cause such as Mayor of Atlanta, Kasim Reed, Ambassador Andrew Young, Congressman John Lewis, Congressman Hank Johnson, many media friends from CNN such Ali Velshi who served as The Master of Ceremonies and former CNN reporter, T.J. Holmes among others

Master of Ceremonies, Ali Velshi

Voted USA Today's "Most Caring Athlete", Mutombo says, "The hospital was built to help the people of my hometown live healthy and productive lives." Mutombo invited all of his corporate VIPs, celebrity friends and NBA counterparts for a night filled with awareness, dancing, music, special presentations, LIVE entertainment from Tony Award Winning Songstress, Jennifer Holiday. 
Mutombo and his Lovely Wife Rose share a dance.

Congressman John Lewis being serenaded by the Original "Dream Girl",  Jennifer Holiday

Mutumbo, Jerome Bettis and Kevin Willis share a laugh. 

The event was put on by 'The Fabulous' Tee Foxx and Foxx Entertainment Group who allowed us the opportunity to lead media efforts for this wonderful affair!
Tee Foxx & Dikembe

**Pictures are courtesy of Atlanta Tastemaker Magazine and all can be viewed by visiting their website.

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