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7th Annual Pink in December Awards

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7th Annual Pink in December Awards

(ATLANTA) – In true holiday style, with great splendor, Atlanta’s elite stars, influencers and philanthropic community  joined entertainment industry veteran April Love for a night of honor and celebration at the 7th annual “Pink in December – Pink Awards” on Sunday, December 16th at the coveted Impact Event Center.

Birthed to both educate and emphasize the harsh realities of breast cancer and to celebrate indestructible survivors of the epidemic, the PID – Pink Awards have been reveled as one of the most dynamic experiences and honors in the South and becomed the hot ticket of the season annually.

April Love, the program’s founder and resilient survivor shares, “I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 and after fighting the biggest fight of my life, and coming out on the other side, I vowed to live a fulfilling life of purpose – anchored in holistic well-being.” She continues, “We only have one life to live, and the most important thing that we can do to preserve it is to share our testimonies to strengthen others, celebrate our victories no matter how small or big, and love on each other while we still can.” 

In addition to the evening’s fusion of education and entertainment, the fete will also salute five of Atlanta’s most esteemed savants, who champion charity while moving the cultural needle through their professional affiliation, for their honorable achievements.

Awards and honorees included: “The Pink Samaritan” – Girvan “Fly” Henry, CEO of Trust in Giving & Think it’s A Game Records “The Pink Icon” – Catherine Brewton, BMI VP of Creative & CEO of Hope for Harvest “The Pink Visionary” – Eric Tomosunas & SWIRL Films Family, CEO Swirl Films 

Celebrity photographer and disabled Vietnam veteran Jerome Dorn embodies the very definition of resilience. Born in Philadelphia, the fifth of seven children, Dorn stayed focused throughout his youth, eventually obtaining his degree in Criminal Justice. Dorn has worked with the Philadelphia Police Department, Department of Justice, World Wide Detective Agency, and several other high profile security groups. Throughout his successful career, Dorn wrestled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, an aftereffect of his military service. Battling the pain and debilitating effect of PTSD, Dorn found comfort behind the camera. Photography proved to be not only therapeutic, but life changing as well. Dorn picked up his first camera in 1970 while serving in Vietnam and knew instantly that behind the lens was where he belonged. His shooting style and photographs were special, generating a buzz in the industry. In 1985, he began his career in photojournalism, working in a variety of genres. Dorn’s credentials include fashion, lifestyle photography, photojournalism, and celebrity/red carpet coverage. Working with MSNBC, Jet Magazine, and major publications in Philadelphia and around the country, Dorn has had the honor of capturing the images of hundreds of notable celebrities and politicians including President Barack Obama, George Bush Jr, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Maya Angelou, Jesse Jackson, Rihanna, Snoop Dog, Will Smith, and Tyler Perry. Photography has sent Dorn around the globe, inspiring his passion for civil activism. In 1995, Dorn assembled and led a group of forty-two men to the Million Man March. Together, they spent five days walking from Philadelphia to Washington DC. In his travels, Dorn observed a common theme amongst the youth of the world. Many of the children he encountered seemed lost. Understanding that opportunities for at-risk youth are minimal, Dorn was inspired to make a difference. Established by Dorn in 2011, InDaHouseMedia was built on the idea that there is room in the house for everyone. With InDaHouseMedia, Dorn’s mission is to provide the future generation with positive direction through sports, music, and photography.

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