a very young age, I have been involved in all types of community
service. All I knew then, was that entertaining Seniors with my
seasonal dance performances was cool
because they were my most appreciative audience! What I came to learn
as time went on, was that giving back to my community was an integral
part of being a community member.
Today, what community service means to me is that I am making positive
contributions to my generation and to the generations before and after
me for a better life, however small my service may be.
As Ms. New York US, Healthy Habits for Life & I aM for Women: Inspiration & Motivation to Empower Women, are the two issues that I have chosen to promote during my year of reign. However, I have supported and continue to support many other issues that benefit our communities at large.
This weekend, I was honored to be a guest at the Women's Health & Awareness Day by The Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network (Q-Scan). I received a warm welcome from Q-Scan CEO Gloria Rochester when I arrived, who had a table set up for me to give out my Healthy Habits Handout, and sign some autograph cards. (Click the link above so you can have one too
This event was a perfect way to encompass both my platforms, which deal with a healthy lifestyle and empowering women...I was very excited to participate and share my information with the New York community! I met many inspiring, amazing people in the Queens Community such as Juliet of Mary Immaculate Hospital (who shared a table with me), and Dr. Josiane Kamler who work alongside Q-Scan.
Ms. Rochester had especially inspired me with the story of how she started Q-Scan over 20 years ago for those who suffer from Sickle Cell Anemia like her daughter has. Gloria has done an amazing job for her community, and I hope that others will be inspired by her work as I was to contribute to their communities.