TEECH Foundation and the Far Southside ROSC Initiative
Spring Into Health & Wellness
Sunday, April 16, 2023
About The Gala
The Spring Into Health & Wellness event is a special event hosted by the TEECH Foundation and the Far Southside ROSC Initiative to promote a healthy lifestyle and habits. The event will feature engaging activities, workshops, and resources to help participants learn more about leading a healthy lifestyle.
There will be a variety of experts on hand to help attendees learn more about nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress-management, and other important components of health and wellness. There will also be a live comedian and activities to keep everyone entertained. All are welcomed and this event is open to the public, so come join us and find out how to live a healthier, more balanced life!
Certified Life Coach
As a certified life coach, author, visionary, radio personality, inspirational speaker and community liaison, Janine A. Ingram has
dedicated her passion to shaping the social and spiritual awareness of the Inner-City community. She is honored and privileged to be involved with any program, movement or activity which makes a difference.
Janine’s true gift as a leader allowed her to embrace spiritual values
while combining a thirst for success and hunger for knowledge with an enthusiastic approach to taking on new challenges--all of which
catapulted her to the top of the community service industry. She has always believed that combining faith and Divine right action gives the ability to write the lyrics to our own song; to paint the canvass of our lives based on direction from the inner spirit and God-given talents.
Ultimately, we are the Picassos, painting our lives, stroke by stroke,
decision by decision, and victory by victory. How does one continue to have a passion and commitment for people? In a single word---LOVE.
John F. White
John F. White is a Public Servant, Musician, Photographer, Artist, & Digital Creator. He has graced the stage and serving others through music for over 20 years.
John is dedicated to providing quality entertainment to various parties, family and birthday gatherings, community events, and Jazz concerts. He believe's that everyone should have access to fun, engaging and entertaining activities, regardless of their financial or social background.
His mission is to promote the positive impacts of entertainment and the creative community, while helping to bridge the gap between rich and poor. He offer's a wide range of digital and music services including photography, live music performances, and interactive artistic expression. His events are designed to create new opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities to come together and have fun.
DJ Lip Gloss
DJ LipGloss Entertainment
With her flamboyant and colorful outfits, shiny pink lipgloss and effervescent presence on social media, DJ Lipgloss looks the part of a young zillenial coming up in the DJ game. But the truth is that she’s fashionably late to the party having raised three children and grinded for 16 years in hospitality before launching a second career as a mobile DJ in her fourth century around the sun.
“They call me Glam-ma,” Appling chuckles. “I always loved to party, always loved the nightlife scene.”
In the first eight years of her DJ journey, Lipgloss has performed thrice for 50 Cent, opened for Ginuwine, spun at the Chicago Women’s Expo and wrecked shop across Chicagoland at town spots such as Brick’s Night Club, Mike’s Place, Bassline and Touch of the Past. She pivoted to livestreaming in 2020 and exploded as an online DJ personality who sucked in thousands of streamers on the regular with her magnetic personality and iconic song choices.
“I made so much money through CashApp and Facebook it was unbelievable,” Appling says. “I love being a DJ because I always compare it to being a chef. We’re in the kitchen cooking it up and what we dish out is what’s on the menu.”
“All set up!”
Lipgloss emerged from the shutdown firing on all cylinders with destination weddings lined up from Cancun to Atlanta. She’s even designed and launched her own event space that is now booking.
BLT a creatively gifted Comedian was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. He uses comedy with real life scenarios to tickle the funny bone of people of all ages. Unknowingly at an early age, he began to use all types of humor which didn’t really appeal to his grammar school teachers, but his humorous antics he used to get a laugh seemed like the right thing to do at the time. His mother knew at that early age that he was destined for greatness and was given the “gift of laughter.”
As he grew older, he realized his comic ability was a God given gift which he has since taken around the world with positive results. Make no mistake his life, like many others, has been filled with many struggles and tragedies but through it all, instead of losing hope and artistic determination he turned that into laughter.
One night, many years ago, he stepped on a stage at an open mic event and the gift spiraled into a force to be reckoned with ever since. As a result, BLT has served up his comedic geniuses around the world for nearly a decade and a half.
BLT has been seen on national TV shows such as The Jenny Jones Show, BETs Comic View, Christian Comedy Network, Comedy Central's Laugh Riot and Featured on Meet The Brown's stand-up comedy show.
Through motivating, inspirational messages, you will always find BLT capturing and healing the hearts of thousands, electrifying audiences with laughter to the tune of several standing ovations. His gift has made room for him to be coined as “The Minister of Laughter.”