This past weekend Michael B. Jordan and Lupus LA were able to celebrate the 3rd annual "MBJAM" in Los Angeles.
The event took place at Dave & Busters Hollywood allowing lupus patients, celebrities, athletes, advocates, and children of all ages to come together. All the lupus patients and their families were able to attend the event for free due to the partnership of American Airlines, Coach, GSK, and Warner Bros.
Lupus is a cause that is widely effective, but rarely discussed. Jordan's mother, Donna Jordan, who was diagnosed with lupus when he was younger, was in attendance for the event, showing how closely Jordan connects with this cause.
Nick Cannon who was also in attendance, was the master of ceremonies for the event. Cannon has been very open to the world about his own personal journey with lupus. Inside the event, he shared stories about his battle with lupus and how Toni Braxton was the first to reach to him after he was diagnosed.
“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.”
Cannon also revealed it was lupus that brought him and Jordan together.
Many came out in support of Jordan and Lupus LA, including Jamie Foxx, Storm Reid, Toni Braxton, Omari Hardwick, Kyrie Irving, and many more.
"The constant support and awareness we're aiming to bring to the fight against Lupus is very important to me and the love was overwhelming." - Michael B. Jordan