*Most notable for her co-hosting and sashaying across the stage on the  original late-night television show “ It’s Showtime at The Apollo”, KiKi Shepard continues to thrive in the spotlight but for different reasons as she has dedicated the rest of her life on raising awareness for Sickle Cell Disease under her nonprofit The K.I.S Foundation.

Shepard kicked off her 14th Annual Celebrity Bowling Challenge Saturday (Sept.30) night in Studio City at Pinz Bowling Center  and many of her long time Hollywood friends attended the event for a night of fun all while raising funds and educating the public about the silent disease.

The red carpet was packed with stars and to name a few, Snowfall’s Amin Joseph, Lamorne Morris, Black-ish actress Marsai Martin, Renee Lawless from the hit show The Have and Have Nots, Ballers actor Omar Benson Miller, Obba Babatunde, Jenifer Lewis and Judge Judy’s bailiff Petri Byrd who decided to bring his bowling ball along as he strolled down the carpet.

However, the real excitement happened when legendary actress Jenifer Lewis released an immense amount of energy as she walked the carpet taking glamour shots in front of the backdrop, but not before she told the media jokingly “i hate this sh*t” referring to posing for the camera.

Jenifer not only worked the carpet speaking with each and every media outlet and taking selfies, she also marched back and forth on the carpet showing off her talent performing a number of high kicks but not before her longtime friend Kiki Shepard joined in and challenged her for a high kick stand-off.

The night ended on another high note as actress and television personality Sheri Shepherd arrived at the event fashionably late but was nice enough to speak with our EUR correspondent Jay Styles on attending Shepard’s Celebrity Bowl Challenge for the first time while also sharing that the Sickle Cell trait is carried throughout her family.

“Well, everyone in my family…husband one side has Sickle Cell the Sickle Cell trait, even my son Jeffrey has the Sickle Cell trait so I’m aware on how important it is to find a cure for it” Shepard said.

The K.I.S Foundation was founded by Kiki Shepard in 2006 and is dedicated to improving the social health and quality of life for children and families living with sickle cell disease.

You can learn more about The K.I.S Foundation here.