Kier’s Hope Foundation (KHF), founded by Comedian Extrordinare Kier Spates, co-host of the Steve Harvey Morning Show, is a newly establish non profit organization for the benefit of persons and families affected by Sickle Cell Disease. The Staff is comprised of volunteers with expertise in program development, event planning and fundraising, marketing and communications, and management. The Board of Directors includes leaders in the business community who generously give of their time and resources in support of KHF’s critical mission.  These dedicated people may come from all walks for life, but they all agree on one thing: they’ll do whatever it takes to change the shape of Sickle Cell Disease. For More Information or if you wish to donate to Kier's Hope, visit the website at www.KiersHope.org

Throughout life, we meet many people who impress us; whether it’s by their intelligence, their wit, their talent or their accomplishments. Only a few of those times are we lucky enough to meet someone who can take that dexterity, throw in some passion and a desire to help others, and inspire us – someone like Rushion McDonald: a corporate executive-turned-comedian, Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer, writer, co-creator of the national Neighborhood Awards, business partner, mentor, father, award-winning baker and so much more.

Most known today for being Executive Producer of “The Steve Harvey Show” and one of Showtime’s top 50 comedians in America, Rushion’s rise to fame started as a story most of us know too well: a confused college student trying to find his calling. Graduating from the University of Houston, where he was recently recognized as a 2015 Distinguished Alumni.

Throughout his career, Rushion co-created radio hits like “
The Steve Harvey Morning Show,” and negotiated major book deals with Harper Collins Publishers for Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man; Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find and Keep a Man; and Act Like A Success, Think Like A Success. Rushion also negotiated and was Executive Producer for hit movies like “Think Like A Man” and “Think Like A Man Too,” served as Executive Producer of “Steve Harvey’s Big Time” and “The Steve Harvey Show,” and was a Consulting Producer for the highly-rated, syndicated game show “Family Feud.” Since 2001, the dynamic duo has also hosted and produced the Neighborhood Awards, a national awards show that recognizes local businesses and leaders who make a difference in their community, and the only show in America that lets communities from around the country nominate and vote for winners in each category.

On his own, Rushion has produced “The Jamie Foxx Show,” “The Parkers,” “Sister, Sister,” and ABC Network’s “The Arsenio Hall Show.” He was Executive Story Editor of “The Parent Hood,” and has produced reality TV shows like “Mobile Disaster,” “Pulled Over” and “Mr. Rooney’s Barbershop.” As a result of his work in TV and radio, he won the Living Legends Entrepreneur Award, as well as both a Daytime Emmy Award and the NAACP Image Award, and this year, he will be inducted into the Personal Managers Hall of Fame. Combining his business experience with his love for people – and an innate desire to give back to the community – Rushion even hosts a hour-long “Money Making Conversations” session on his Facebook page every Monday, where he proudly mentors people across the U.S. on all things business, career, branding, entrepreneurship and most importantly, making money. For more information about Mr. McDonald visit his website at www.RushionMcDonald.com


Tosha Evans is a trailblazing well-being expert and has launched the Be Incredibly Well Global Well-Being Movement, a wellness platform that engages both live and virtual audiences across the globe. Tosha has developed a Mentorship Program that caters to High School and College students; providing them with personal, professional and leadership development training.  Additionally, Tosha is an empowerment speaker, personal development coach, author and the machine behind The Be Incredibly Well Morning Show that airs weekly on KYND 1520AM. Her program continues to positively impact countless lives with the focus on providing individuals with hope, achieving their highest potential and with solutions on how to move forward in life. Why? Because You Matter! For more information visit her website at www.BeIncrediblyWell.com/.com



Meet Pastor Marc Thomas

Pastor Marc Thomas, a true champion for families suffering from
sickle cell disease also suffered from this debilitating and chronic
blood disease. Though he was on oxygen, had a heart condition,
pulmonary hypertension, wore oxygen 24 hours a day, and other
complications, he refused to give up his fight for families living
with sickle cell disease. Marc embodied all that was good.
He passed away at the age of 46 in 2005.

​The Sickle Cell Association of Texas Marc Thomas Foundation that
began with Marc and his wife has now outreached to over 150,000.
Their efforts has greatly impacted families and individuals
challenged with sickle cell disease. His legacy of championing for
families suffering  from the debilitating disease continues.

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