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Champagne Reception at Versace for Matt Barnes’ Athletes Vs. Cancer

On January 31st, 2014 Los Angeles Clippers player, Matt Barnes and wife Gloria Govan teamed up with the high-end fashion company, Versace, for a champagne reception to bring awareness to his Athletes vs. Cancer Foundation. Matt Barnes founded his program in honor of his beloved mother Ann Barnes, who was diagnosed with lung cancer on November 1st, 2007. Unfortunately, she passed away just 26 days after she was diagnosed with the disease at the age of 50. Structured to educate and bring awareness to the disease in low income neighborhoods, Athletes vs. Cancer provides free mobile screening to families and patients suffering from cancer.
Matt Barnes, founder of Athletes vs. Cancer Foundation, Gloria Govin, and celebrity stylist, Michelle Stokes

Matt Barnes, founder of Athletes vs. Cancer, Gloria Govan, and celebrity stylist, Michelle Stokes

Held in the gorgeous Versace store in Beverly Hills, the Athletes vs. Cancer event was full of surprises and giveaways, from a signed NBA basketball by Los Angeles Clippers’ players to Versace eyewear. The evening also included live music by a five-piece orchestra, sexy cocktails, tasty hors d’ oeuvre, a private in store fashion show, and an exclusive private shopping experience of the Versace signature collection, from which 10% of the sales were donated to the foundation.
Matt Barnes, founder of Athletes vs. Cancer, with Dr. Norris Rashe Dorsey

Matt Barnes, founder of Athletes vs. Cancer, with Dr. Norris Rashe Dorsey

Guest included Barnes’ teammates Chris Paul, Willie Green, DeAndre Jordan, and Blake Griffin. Reality personality and Matt’s sister-in-law, Laura Govan, Steven of the Ravado Company, and Wing Lam, founder of Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, just to name a few.
Gloria Govan and celebrity stylist, Michelle Stokes in Versace for champagne toast to Matt Barne's Athletes vs. Cancer

Gloria Govan and celebrity stylist, Michelle Stokes in Versace for champagne toast to Matt Barnes’ Athletes vs. Cancer Foundation

Special thanks to Matt Barnes, Gloria Govan, Versace assistant store manager, Kien Shimabukuro and the entire Versace of Beverly Hills staff. Shopping is therapeutic, but shopping with a cause that leads to a cure is priceless.
Celebrity stylist and LaLaScoop Contributer, Michelle Stokes

Celebrity stylist and LaLaScoop Contributer, Michelle Stokes

Michelle Nicole Stokes ~ Born to Grammy Award Winning Producer Michael Stokes and Celebrity Fashion Designer Icon, Linda Stokes, Michelle was destined to conquer the Entertainment world. In  2007, Michelle started Clinch, a wardrobe styling, special events, brand marketing and promotions firm which is based in Los Angeles. The services provided include special event planning, marketing plans, publicity, product placement for television, movies, music videos, print publications, advertising campaigns and special promotions. Through research and experience, Michelle brings a creative flair to each client’s needs. Michelle takes the thoughts, visions and ideas of each client and turns them into an unbelievable reality.

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