Genuine Sisters Supporting Sisters
Happy Sunday my loves! I am so ecstatic to present to you The Genuine Sisters Supporting Sisters. This was a 5K walk and Brunch for survivors of Domestic Violence and Cancer where Pink and Purple are combined! I can’t stress how amazing and life moving this event was. This was the first event for this organization and I truly believe there will be many more to come.
First, I must speak on the very moment I stepped foot into the venue. There were so many welcoming hugs, kisses, jokes and pure excitement I could not contain myself. Some individuals I have never met. It was so beautiful connecting with everyone and learning so much about them personally. That is how influential this event was. This complete production transpired because of the illustrious Betty Mary. Betty has a powerful testimony about her life too.
Read below the “About Me” section from Betty’s site:
“Betty Murray is a philanthropist and motivational speaker from Washington, DC who Traveled to Atlanta to claim the life she and her children deserve. Being a single mother of four and Survivor Of domestic violence. Betty has been through the ups and downs of life but believed God had a purpose for her life. Having lost her Mother and Sister both to cancer as a teenager, Betty was lead to honor and keep their spirit alive by working on projects in the community by giving back to families who have undergone traumatic life events by restoring their well-being of mind, body, and spirit.
In 2013, Betty Murray was in a serious accident. While going through rehabilitation, Betty was able to tap into her Spiritual growth and inner peace which lead her to create Genuine Sisters Supporting Sisters and Pretty Hair Oasis. Both are community outreach programs designed to support families that have been effected by Cancer. Through her programs, families will be able to have support groups, tutoring and mentoring for the youths, meals and a serene wellness spa that offers a variety of services.”
The Genuine Sisters Supporting Sisters 5K walk was so much fun. Originally, I was going to cover this event, point out major highlights and sit out. But, I will say, from the encouragement and joy spewing from everyone, I found one foot walking in front of the other and before I knew it, I was doing the 5K too! I enjoyed chatting with the participants along the way hearing about their different businesses and talents.
One of the main speakers, Pastor Jameliah Young-Mitchell of “The Car Chronicles Movement” was a complete fireball! She tore the walls down with an on time word for those in attendance. It was so good, everyone had to record it!
Secondly, Dr. John C. Lipman, Fibroid Specialist shed some light on many different alternative and procedures for women suffering with fibroid tumors. There were also many honorees whom were presented with a gift and gorgeous plaque as well!
This event had it all. It was held at Stone Mountain Park in The Commons Restaurant. There was a marching band that escorted the 5K participants, energetic cheerleaders and a soulful live band. Plus, amazing food and service too! There were so many sponsors which included:
- Music Life Social (MLS)
- Ted’s Fit Factor
- Collective Element Band
- This Is The Movement
- Superior Signs Print
- 2T Water
There were also some lovely vendors and businesses to shout out below:
- Bold Flavor Magazine
- FatBack Fitness LLC
- NVT Printing
- Charles Andrew Yates West African Jewlery and Bags
- Desired Extensions
How amazing to have so much support for such a serious cause?! I am grateful for the opportunity to be in support of this event along with covering it from start to finish. Special thanks to Lillie Mae with Lillie Mae PR Agency as well!
Please be sure to show your support to Genuine Sisters Supporting Sisters. If you would like to donate, you may do so on their website.
Thank you all again for tuning in and supporting! Be bold, be great and make a change in your community. Spread awareness and be the change you hope to see! Much love.