Power Celebrities

Michelle Williams

Musical Artist Michelle Williams is lending her voice to Power To End Stroke. "I am honored to partner with the campaign, because my father had a stroke in 2005 due to smoking, diabetes and an unhealthy diet and my grandmother was diagnosed with having a stroke in 2006 when she went to her doctor for a simple outpatient procedure. I am bringing awareness to people so that strokes can be prevented. Let's take care of ourselves...the first step is knowledge about your health."

Kirk Franklin

Kirk Franklin partnered with Power To End Stroke in 2009 to headline the Fight of Our Lives Gospel Tour. For his efforts, Kirk was awarded the Legacy Award at the 2010 Power Awards.

"To all my brothers and sisters, we have a serious health issue that is claiming the lives of our loved ones. It's called stroke. Join me in making a declaration to stand up and do something about it." - Kirk Franklin

BeBe Winans

BeBe Winans
Gospel music artist
Host of The BeBe Winans Radio Show

Dr. Terri Kennedy

Dr. Terri Kennedy
Health & Productivity Management Expert / Motivational Speaker
Author & Executive Coach

Marvin Winans

Marvin Winans
Pastor, The Perfecting Church in Detroit, Michigan
Gospel Recording Artist

Andrea Baptist

Season 1 of NBC's hit reality show "The Biggest Loser" brought Drea into the homes and hearts of millions of viewers around the world. As the biggest female loser on the show, her determination and success have inspired men, women, and children to lead a healthier lifestyle and to lose weight.

Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson
Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated actress

Kenny Lattimore and Chante Moore

Kenny Lattimore and Chante Moore
R&B Artists

Kenny Smith

Kenny Smith
Former NBA Player
TNT Basketball Commentator
Kenny Smith supports the Power To End Stroke movement. During May, American Stroke Month, Kenny is speaking around the country getting the PTES message to Americans. The American Stroke Association is giving a free music download to help you get your groove on while you reduce your stroke risk. This is the day to start moving for your health!

Dr. Bobby Jones

Dr. Bobby Jones
Gospel legend and host of BET's longest running show The Bobby Jones Gospel Hour

Elder Bernice A. King

Elder Bernice A. King
Minister, Public Speaker
Daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King

Dr. Rani Whitfield (aka the Hip Hop Doc)

Dr. Rani Whitfield (aka the Hip Hop Doc)
Board certified family physician that uses music to reach his patients, he has become known as "Tha Hip Hop Doc"

Shannon Nash

Shannon Nash
Author of For the Love of Money: The 411 to Taking Control of Your Taxes and Building Your Net Worth
Tax Lawyer, Certified Public Accountant and owner of Nash Management Group

Juaquin Hawkins

Juaquin Hawkins
Founder of Hawk Hoops Youth Sports Camps and former NBA player

Dottie Peoples

Dottie Peoples
Legendary Gospel Artist

Brenda Combs

Brenda Combs
Grand Canyon University's Ambassador of Inspiration and Achievement
2008 Recipient of WNBA Inspiring Woman Award
2009 Recipient of the Martin Luther King "Living The Dream" Award

Bernie Salazar

Bernie Salazar
On April 15, 2008, Chicago native "Bernie" Bernardo Salazar became the fifth "At Home Winner" on NBC's The Biggest Loser, logging an amazing loss of 130 lbs. and almost 46% of his total body weight. He has written a health and fitness based children's book, "MONSTERCISE: A Monster's Guide to Good Healthy Fun!" Bernie is the co-creator of the Nurture Principles, five mantras that help people to find their wellness within. It is his goal to help others live the healthy life they deserve.

Bernard Berrian, Ryan Gomes, and Denard Span

Bernard Berrian, Ryan Gomes, and Denard Span
Bernard Berrian of the Minnesota Vikings, Ryan Gomes of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Denard Span of the Minnesota Twins teamed up with Power To End Stroke to to film a Power To End Stroke PSA.

Mark McEwen

Journalist, author and former CBS news anchor, Mark McEwen was voted one of the most trusted people in America and was a fixture on CBS in the mornings from 1987 until 2002. His wit and warmth made him a welcome guest in millions of homes. During his 15-year tenure at CBS, Mark served in a variety of high-profile positions, including anchor for "CBS This Morning", weather and entertainment reporter for "The Early Show" and correspondent for "48 Hours." He is a stroke survivor and works with the American Stroke Association to educate people on how to make healthy lifestyle changes.

George Willborn

George Willborn is currently a co-host on the nationally syndicated radio show, "The Michael Baisden Show." In the fall of 2007, prior to his role as co-host, Willborn was featured in the show "Baisden After Dark," which Michael Baisden partnered with TV One to host and co-executive produce. George Willborn has also made appearances on "Def Comedy Jam," "Comic View," "Showtime at the Apollo" and Comedy Central's "Comic Justice."

Myron Butler

Myron Butler is a Grammy award winning record producer, singer-songwriter, music director, vocalist, organist and pianist. Most notable, he is know as the leader of the gospel choir, Myron Butler & Levi.

Alfonzo Blackwell

Alfonzo Blackwell
Smooth Jazz Saxaphonist, songwriter, producer, composer, arranger and band leader.

Marvin Sapp

Marvin Sapp
Gospel Recording Artist

Brian Courtney Wilson

Brian Courtney Wilson
Gospel Recording Artist

Bridget Smith

Bridget Smith Celebrity Trainer, Life Coach, Founder of Bridget 360 Fitness and Nike Trainer Team. Bridget is on a mission to help others live a healthier lifestyle by empowering self love, clean eating and exercising.

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