The Reed For Hope Foundation is excited to offer a full line up of high energy and interactive health and wellness fitness sessions led by some of Hollywood’s most celebrated talent, speakers and trainers inside the Love Healthy Lounge & Wellness Pavilion, June 27 & 28, 2015.
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Shannon T. Boodram is a sex/ love expert who specializes in new-media. Her anthology, LAID: Young People’s Experiences with Sex in an Easy-Access Culture (Seal Press), sold thousands of copies across North America.
She was the host of MTV Canada’s hit show Losing It and has appeared as a sexpert for CNN Radio, Fox News, KTLA, ABC, CBC, BET and TLC’s All About Sex.
Boodram works extensively with BET. She travels with BET’s HIV awareness campaign Rap-it-Up, was the co-host of BET’s Town Hall Special: Justice for Us, hosts videos on BET.com, was the resident relationship expert on the The Xperiment and the go-to sex expert on Just Keke. She has been a reoccurring sex expert on CBS’ The Insider and Showtime’s Sex with Sunny Megatron. She has over 10 million views across her two YouTube channels and won a national award through Rogers TV as their best on-air personality. Boodram’s most recent gig was as a host of an MTV pilot about dating and technology.
Moving seamlessly between comedic and dramatic roles in both television and film since he was a young child, Wesley Jonathan has an impressive range of acting talent. In addition, he’s a gifted and accomplished dancer and athlete. He has starred in countless movies, television shows and commercials. He made his television debut at the tender age of eight appearing on the long running Fox series “21 Jump Street”. He was a series regular on The WB’s top-rated sitcom, “What I Like About You” (Amanda Bynes & Jennie Garth), and the syndicated Teen NBC series “City Guys”. Since then, he has guest starred and recurred in some of the most popular shows on television including hit series “NCIS”, “Cold Case”, “90210”, “CSI: Miami”, as well as many others. Wesley can next be seen as a series regular in TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland” spinoff, “The Soul Man” starring Cedric the Entertainer. Wesley recently completed starring in the feature film “Cobu 3D”, which adds to his already impressive list of film credits. These include, “Speed Dating”, “The Effect”, “Remember the Daze”, “Crossover”, “Roll Bounce”, and “The United States of Leland”. Mr. Jonathan is also a producer and star of the Feature “Dysfunctional Friends” starring Stacey Dash and Terrell Owens. He also recently starred in David E. Talbert’s play for BET, “What Goes Around Comes Around”. Wesley’s talent is not limited to being in front of the camera. He has also ventured into the world of producing. The first of many was a successful Top X Calendar created to help raise money for The City of Hope Cancer Center. He always finds time to give back to the community, especially to causes which benefit children. The many charity events he has participated in include: NSYNC’s Annual Challenge For The Children (Several consecutive years), Magic Johnson’s Midsummer Night Magic Youth Mardi Gras, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation, Joe Torry’s Celebrity Basketball Challenge, the National Urban League’s Youth Summit, Team Kool Green and the 100 Black Men of Cleveland’s computer literacy campaign and KTLA’s Kids Day LA. A man of many talents, with a great personality, twenty years of an amazing range of work and a charitable heart, this is definitely more than a star on the rise; this is a great man in the making.
Rob Hill Sr., affectionately known as the “Heart Healer,” is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker and philanthropist. The author of multiple titles — I Got You: Restoring Confidence in Love and Relationships and For Single People Who Still Understand the Value of Relationships (which reached Amazon’s #1 best seller’s list in the category of “Relationships”) — Rob is also founder of the Thousand Kings Foundation, an organization designed to inspire, influence, and positively impact teens to live their lives with purpose. On June 1, 2013, he organized the first “Thousand Kings Walk,” a community-based event in Virginia, created to help ensure a more prosperous future for male teens. The event raised $10,000 and awarded ten students with $1,000 scholarships.
Rob’s journey to success began on a road riddled with bad choices. Rob was 17 when he was kicked out of his parents’ home in Chesapeake, Virginia, after continually failing to make positive choices. Once Rob was forced to live in the backseat of his car, he realized the consequences of his reckless lifestyle and decided to confront the decisions that had marred his life. Soon after and for the sake of his unborn child, Rob decided to remake his soul. In 2008, just three months after the birth of his son, Rob joined the U.S. Navy, a journey that would transform him entirely.
During his time in the Navy, Rob turned to writing to begin to heal from his past, and through his writing, Rob discovered a new purpose in life: helping people. Since devoting his life to others through inspirational books, spoken word and quotes, Rob has acquired a social media following of over half a million people. In addition to his strong social presence, Rob continues to motivate individuals directly, through public speaking engagements, community enrichment events, and frequent online interactions with his continuously growing fan base through his website and his Heart Healer app.
In 2014, Rob embarked on The Living Life for a Living Tour alongside Lifestyle Specialist Kenny Burns, affording him the opportunity to speak to thousands of people nationally about love, loss, life and legacy. In August of 2014, his commitment to public speaking took him across the world to Johannesburg, South Africa, where he was invited to speak at the annual Love Conference.
After taking the nation by storm with inspiring lectures and motivational works, on June 1, Rob released his second studio project, EDEN. Debuting at #22 on the Billboard Gospel chart, the album serves as homage to the emotional connection Rob shares with God, life and his fans. Composed of thirteen uplifting conversations featuring guest appearances from Young Love, K’La and Vernon Gordon, Rob hails this project as his favorite to-date. Rob will embark on the EDEN promotional tour this summer 2015. For more information or tour dates, visit robhillsr.com.