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Michael B. Jordan & His Parents Show Lupus Love In LA + Holly Robinson Peete & Fam Bring Out All The Stars At Fundraising Event

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Michael B. Jordan joins forces with his parents to raise money for Lupus. Meanwhile Holly Robinson Peete and her husband Rodney Peete bring out the stairs to raise funds for autism and Parkinson’s disease. More inside...

When celebs give back!

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It's no secret Michael B. Jordan has a close relationship with his parents. Last year, he revealed he still lives with his parents, well, his parents live with him. And for a very good reason. His mother, Donna Jordan has Lupus, which is an autoimmune inflammatory disease that can affect any organ in the body. Not only that, his father, Michael A. Jordan is diabetic and has complications with that from time to time, so he likes having them close by to make sure they're OK.

The Black Panther star had his mother and father by his side on the orange carpet for the 3rd annual MBJAM held at Dave & Busters in LA. He started the event to benefit Lupus LA, an organization he says helped his fam tremendously when they made the move to LA.

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“When we moved to LA as a family and needed resources to help her, Lupus LA was the first place we turned," MBJ shared with the crowd. "They’ve been awesome to us, so we wanted to give back in a meaningful way. That’s when MBJAM was born.”


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Nick Cannon, who battles Lupus, emceed the event and shared stories about how he has fought the disease head on. He revealed to the crowd of almost 500 people that Lupus LA Ambassador Toni Braxton was one of the first to reach out to him after his diagnosis with lupus nephritis in 2012.

“Knowing that someone was there that understood what I was just beginning to go through, someone who’s been on that journey with lupus and was able to let me know about the ups and downs — the times when you can’t get out of bed and you can’t move or you can’t stay out in the sun as much as you want to — the fact that she would check up on me every time I would be in the hospital, it went beyond just a colleague or someone in the industry that cared,“ Cannon shared. “I consider her family.”

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The "Wild 'N Out" honcho said Lupus is what brought him and MBJ together and he praised him for his philanthropic work: "The fact that someone of his statue, someone of his prominence…that he takes that light and shines it on something that doesn’t often get a lot of attention deserves recognition."

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The Grammy winning singer - who also battles Lupus -  got kissy with her son, Diezel Ky Braxton-Lewis, on the carpet.

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"Euphoria" star Storm Reid and "black-ish" star Miles Brown were also in the mix.

At another celeb filled fundraising event...

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Actress Holly Robinson Peete and her husband/former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete are vets in the game when it comes to raising money for causes they hold dear to their heart.

The couple hosted their HollyRod Foundation's 21st annual Annual DesignCare Gala. The HollyRod Foundation - formed in 1997 by the power couple - is dedicated to providing help and hope to those living with autism and Parkinson’s disease.

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The whole Peete Family, including her son R.J. who has autism, was in attendance, along with several of the celebrity friends. Their other children Ryan, Robinson and Roman were all smiles in the family flick.

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The event recognized several honorees, including "Desperate Housewives" actress and philanthropist Eva Longoria, who were presented with awards. Longoria spoke about her oldest sister, Liza, who has a mental disability.

“She too was on that ‘never’ list,” said the actress-producer. “They said she would never walk. She would never talk. She would never have an emotion toward anybody,” before adding that her sister is now 53, employed and happy. “She has three boyfriends,” Longoria said with a smile. “We get them confused and we get her in trouble. It’s a mess.” Ha!

Other honorees included “American Ninja Warrior” star Jimmy Choi, a marathon runner who has Parkinson’s; civil rights attorney and talk show host Areva Martin; autistic NCAA basketball player Kalin Bennett; and Mike Triplett on behalf of Cigna, the health services company.

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"L.A.'s Finest" star Gabrielle Union and her recently retired NBA hubby Dwyane Wade were all smiles in the Malibu mix.

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"Ambitions" star Essence Atkins showed support. That glow from these two fab chicks though!

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Beyonce's mom/designer Tina Lawson and her hubby Richard Lawson came out to support their friend.

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Retired boxer Laila Ali and her husband/ retired-NFL player Curtis Conway hit the carpet.

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"Jessie" star Skai Jackson opened up about how she's dealing with her 20-year-old co-star Cameron Boyce's recent, and sudden death.

“I’ve been coping. I mean, I just go day by day,” the 17-year-old actress told Us Weekly at the event. “He was like a brother to all of us, all of my castmates. We got to spend five amazing years with him.”

She said she's going to do everything she can to keep his legacy alive.

“That was another organization [The Thirst Project] that he was really close with,” the actress told Us of the non-profit institution that aims to bring clean drinking water to communities all over the world. “So I’m just doing everything that he wanted to do and make sure that his legacy always lives on forever.”


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"Mom" star Yvette Nicole Brown and "Living Single" alum Kim Coles stepped out to show support. 

By the end of the night, the event raised $700,000 for the HollyRod Foundation. Congrats!

Photos: Getty/Backgrid/Pacific Coast News/Splash

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