Florida Rap Stars Unite for Young Leukemia Patient
Jasmina Anemas search to find a bone marrow donor is striking a chord among Florida-based entertainers and athletes, who have united to help the six-year-old leukemia patient.
Rappers Rick Ross, Trick Daddy, Pitbull and Flo-Rida are among the celebrities lending their support and assistance to a special event in honor of Anema.
The event is scheduled to take place from 1p.m. to 8 p.m. April 26 at the 163rd Street Mall, 1205 NW 163rd Street, North Miami.
Media sources report that a bone marrow donor is needed for Jasmina, who has just weeks to live after being diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of leukemia.
Organized by original Fat Boys member Prince Markie Dees Labor of Love Foundation, 103.5 The Beat, the Community Blood Centers of South Florida and AllHipHop.com, the event hopes to draw find those who stand a chance of being a match for Jasmina.
In addition to Ross, Trick Daddy and Flo-Rida, the event will include appearances from R&B/pop crooner Sean Kingston and Uncle Louie, as well as Ricky Williams of the Miami Dolphins and Ricky Davis of the Miami Heat.
Fans will be able to donate blood to the Centers at mobile blood banks as well as visit a tent set up at the Mall to see if they are a match for Jasmina.
The six-year-olds plight has garnered attention from the media and celebrities, which range from singers Rihanna and Kelly Rowland to supermodel/lifestyle designer Kathy Ireland.
Last month, Rowland helped celebrate Jasminas sixth birthday by paying a visit to her at NYU Medical Center.
Rihanna followed suit earlier this month as she surprised Jasmina, an admitted fan of the songbird. Since learning about Jasmina, Rihanna has been active in helping the young girl.
In February, the singer appealed for donors on behalf of Jasmina. The effort drew more than 4,000 donors.
Those attending the April 26 event will be treated to free drinks, snacks and pizza as well as a goody bag filled with a free T-shirt and free tickets to the Improv Comedy Club.
Autograph signings, celebrity photo sessions and a raffle for two free five-day/four- night Orlando vacations are also slated to take place with more giveaways to be announced in the days leading up to the event.
For more information on the Labor of Love event, visit http://www.OriginalFatBoys.com/laboroflove.
For details on how to help Jasmina, visit http://www.oneforjasmina.com/.