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Fashion and Philanthropy Meet For African Health Now

What’s better than browsing some of the fashion world’s most covetable looks? Having that shopping trip improve more than just your wardrobe.
 The posh Tracy Reese boutique, located in NYC’s trendy Meatpacking district, saw close to 80 guests who came out to show support for African Health Now. The June 20th charity shopping event hosted by The Ogunnaike Sisters, Lola Ogunnaike and Nikki Ogunnaike, raised funds to further the organization’s mission of elevating health and healthcare among Africans throughout the African continent and in the U.S.

Photos by Erica Reade

Lola and Nikki Ogunnaike with Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo
Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo
Friend of the Ogunnaike sisters and Founder and director of African Health Now, Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo, shared her excitement about what her organization has been able accomplish in its seven years and what they’re looking forward to in the future:

“AHN was really honored to host the event with Tracy Reese on the 20th. Currently we are working on our biggest endeavor to date, producing a Dec 1st “Million Condom Giveaway” in Accra, in celebration of World AIDS Day. It will be the first of its kind, three locations throughout Accra, where condoms and health education and resources will be given out for free. Our a goal is to reach a broader scope of Ghanaians that we normally don’t get with our other health fairs,”

 -Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo on her future plans for African Health Now.

Organized by Wilson Marshal Inc., the evenings charitable theme was complimented by cocktails featuring Starr African Rum, Passion XO, and Lotus Vodka. Special guests included: culturalist Michaela Angela Davis, Essence Magazine’s Yolanda Zama, The Fashion Bomb Daily’s Claire Sulmers, singer/songwriters Somi and Abiah and a host of other fashion forward supporters.
For more info about African Health Now or to support the cause, visit: www.africanhealthnow.org
 Michaela Angela Davis and Kimberly Wilson Marshall
Starr African Rum presented their gorgeous packaging and quality spirits
Claire Sulmers (R) and friend

Nana and the Tracy Reese team

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