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Entrepreneur and Philanthropist April Love Marks the Return of The Pink Awards on Saturday, February 25, 2023 


Entrepreneur and Philanthropist April Love Marks the Return of The Pink Awards on Saturday, February 25, 2023 

April Love is celebrating her 12th year of breast cancer survivorship by educating communities of color about the importance of self-care and early detection. 

JANUARY 2023 – Atlanta, GA. Hailed as one of Atlanta’s most popular breast cancer awareness and philanthropic events, The Pink Awards will return on Saturday, February 25, 2023, inside the illustrious Riverside EpiCenter. The event will be co-hosted by “Martin” Co-star Carl Anthony Payne II and NAACP Image Award Winner and Actor Malik Yoba. The Pink Awards is the only annual philanthropic event where Black excellence and breast cancer awareness unite at center stage. Guests can purchase tickets now and learn more about the event on the website at

“Breast cancer is not your grandmother’s disease,” states Founder and Executive Producer April Love. April was younger than 40 when she was diagnosed with estrogen receptor-positive, stage III ductal carcinoma breast cancer on Christmas Eve in 2009. Within 30 days of her diagnosis, April learned five female colleagues were also diagnosed with breast cancer. Sadly, all of them have passed on. April honors theirs and other women’s legacies by encouraging women and men about the importance of self-care and early detection. “It is important to complete an annual exam with your primary care provider. It may even save your life!” April’s primary care provider is credited with saving her life because she requested her to get a mammogram. 

The Pink Awards raises funds for breast cancer warriors and survivors who cannot pay their monthly household and medical bills due to their inability to remain employed while undergoing chemotherapy. The event also honors global business and community leaders who are using their talents and resources to uplift the lives of others. 

“I started hosting pink events while I was still in treatment to educate everyone about early detection and effective cancer prevention practices,” states April. “I also want to encourage cancer warriors to keep their faith while fighting the greatest battle of their lives. I am truly blessed to have my Atlanta community supporting me in helping these special individuals.” 

For her resiliency and consistent dedication, in 2022, The Charge Up Campaign honored April with the Community Impact Award at its 5th Annual Pink Champagne Gala. 

About April Love 

April Love is an incomparable visionary who embodies greatness and grace in all her endeavors. As the Founder and CEO of Ask April Love and the Vanguard Creative Group, she continues to eliminate barriers and raise the bar of progression for women in business. Her overwhelmingly successful career in the television and music industries spans over two decades and inspires the next generation of female leaders. As a highly-sought after Celebrity Publicist, her client roster includes R&B and Hip-Hop artists PJ Morton, Queen Latifah, Monica, and Wu-Tang and media brands such as Bravo Television, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” BET, and TV One. 

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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