WINSTON-SALEM, NC - This Mother's Day Cheresse Martin-Davenport is celebrating without her daughter.

23-year-old Latisha Alston aka 'Smiley' died of cancer last year.

“Well my daughter had passed away last year to cancer at 23, " said Martin-Davenport. "When she was nine years old, we found out she had Crohn’s, so I wanted to start an organization to give back, and she motivated me to do this. So that’s why I started doing this---to honor my daughter.”

Martin-Davenport teamed up with Playgirls & Playboys MC of Winston-Salem for the cookout and block party,

“Today I’m doing a mini carnival for the kids. We have activities, face painting and we are giving out prizes. We are also going to have a food and shoe drive, where they can go shopping for clothes and shoes. We are going to have fish, chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers and a whole bunch of sides for them.”

The event starts at 1:00 p.m. and goes until 6:00 p.m. at the field between Bethesda Center and Samaritan Shelters on Patterson Avenue.