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Singer Jennifer Holliday to headline Sunshine From Darkness fundraiser

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Jennifer Holliday, a Grammy, Drama Desk and Tony Award-winner, will headline the annual fundraising dinner for Sunshine From Darkness on Jan.  13 at the Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota.

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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