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Actress/singer Jennifer Holliday headlines Sunshine From Darkness mental health fundraiser

Actress and singer Jennifer Holliday, the original star of “Dreamgirls,” will headline the annual fundraising dinner for Sunshine From Darkness on Jan. 13 at the Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota. 

Proceeds from the dinner, themed “Shining a Light on Mental Illness,” will benefit the local mental health services of Harvest House and Teen Court of Sarasota as well as cutting-edge research by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.

“We are so grateful to have a star of Jennifer Holliday’s caliber to help us shed light on the importance of the work we do to make a difference in the lives of those battling mental illness and addiction disorders,” Sunshine from Darkness president Jeffrey Peterson said.

Holliday, a Grammy, Drama Desk and Tony Award-winner, will perform at the event and also share the story of her own struggles with depression and multiple sclerosis. 

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