This coming Sunday(March 14th), actress Holly Robinson-Peete will get an opportunity to raise awareness for autism when she appears on reality show The Celebrity Apprentice.
“I can tell you that [‘The Apprentice’] was the best, worst, hardest, easiest, craziest thing I’ve ever done,” Holly tells Philadelphia Daily News. “To leave Rodney and the kids for all that time, you know, it was a little bit scary. I missed my family so much, but my charity is like my fifth child . . . and the opportunity to get on TV . . . and talk about autism with this national audience – I couldn’t pass that up.”
Holly’s “fifth child”, the HollyRod Foundation, raises awareness for Parkinson’s disease and “now has an initiative for autism specifically.”
“We raise money still for Parkinson’s, for my dad, but now we’re building an autism center in Los Angeles, so it’s all about that capital campaign,” Holly says.
Picture shows Holly’s sons Robinson,7, and Roman,5.