The Sherman Lee Sterling foundation will hold its annual fund raiser: Caribbean Heritage Awareness Festival on June 15th 2013 in Downtown Birmingham, Alabama Proceeds to benefit SLS Exprrres efforts to further Awareness of Type 2 Diabetes in the Community.

Each year the festival pays tribute to the memory of the festival’s former Music Director, the late Ms. Lou Jean Johnson. Ms. Johnson, long-time keyboardist and music director for The Sterling Brothers Band succumbed to complications from diabetes in the fall of 2011. She was a school teacher and community activist in the Birmingham area and her important work to uplift and enlighten the youths of Alabama will continue through the efforts of the SLS Foundation. This one’s for Jean!