An inspiring ‘Women of Courage’ luncheon
A duet by Hyatt Ziva & Zilara’s Julianne McIntosh and Antoniel Lewis had the women who turned out for the Sarah’s Children Women of Courage luncheon last Thursday at the S Hotel in Montego Bay mesmerised.
The song of inspiration, titled The Prayer, evoked a rousing round of applause midway the event, which also marked the first anniversary of the charitable organisation, whose mandate is to see to the welfare of children and senior citizens.
Staged in collaboration with the S Hotel, the event, which was held in celebration of women on the eve of International Women’s Day, was oversubscribed, so there was not enough room to accommodate all; a few, regretfully, had to turn back.
But the succulent and delectable chicken breast, obviously prepared with love by S Hotel’s executive chef, Louis Matthews, and the amazing ocean view from the resort’s penthouse, were the most talked-about conversations of the afternoon.
Well, until keynote speaker Dr Luz Longsworth opened her mouth and gave the entire room hope. ‘Balancing for Better’, the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The University of the West Indies Open Campus, was courageous in her speech, inspiring in her stance and powerful in her delivery.
She shared the spotlight with author and sexual abuse survivor Monique McDonald, who was recognised as the Sarah’s Children 2019 Woman of Courage recipient.
It was an afternoon that saw the revolutionary doctors of Island Doctors Concierge Wellness Services, Jacqueline Chambers Roberts and Sherridene Lee committing $250,000 in service to the elderly and children who may need healthcare.