Power Celebrities

Michelle Williams

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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

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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


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BeBe Winans

Gospel music artist
Host of The BeBe Winans Radio Show


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Dr. Terri Kennedy

Health & Productivity Management Expert / Motivational Speaker
Author & Executive Coach


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Marvin Winans

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


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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.


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Cicely Tyson

Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated actress


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Kenny Lattimore and Chante Moore

R&B Artists


Kenny Smith

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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!


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Dr. Bobby Jones

Gospel legend and host of BET’s longest running show The Bobby Jones Gospel Hour


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Elder Bernice A. King

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


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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”


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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


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Juaquin Hawkins

Founder of Hawk Hoops Youth Sports Camps and former NBA player


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Dottie Peoples

Legendary Gospel Artist


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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

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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.


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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

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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

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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.”


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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.


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Alfonzo Blackwell

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


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Marvin Sapp

Gospel Recording Artist


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Brian Courtney Wilson

Gospel Recording Artist


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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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