Charitable Holly Robinson-Peete To Be Honored With Humanitarian Award
Eco-conscious mom of four Holly Robinson Peete sure keeps herself busy! Whether she’s co-hosting an Oprah radio talk show, authoring the child’s book My Brother Charlie or performing on television, Robinson-Peete always remains focused on giving back.
The well-known actress recently became this year’s Celebrity Apprentice finalist and raised $597,000 for her personal charity the HollyRod Foundation. Now, her unwavering focus on humanitarian work is being recognized in a big way.
On Sunday, July 18, Holly will receive the PBA Beautiful Humanitarian Award, which is given to high profile individuals in the entertainment industry who demonstrate personal style, inner beauty and global contributions.
Robinson-Peete’s 11-year-old charity, which currently serves the Los Angeles area but will eventually become national, was established to bestow a better quality of life to those who face the challenges of Parkinson’s disease and Autism (in honor of her now deceased father, Sesame Street’s original ‘Gordon,‘ and eldest son RJ who were both diagnosed with the ailments) by raising money for families so they can access traditionally costly health services.