On behalf of Let The Healing Begin, Inc. (LTHB), thank you immensely for supporting our 10th annual Pre-Mother's Day Brunch on May 4, 2019. This year over, 170 community members from Greater Boston neighborhoods that have been impacted by gun violence and its aftermath united at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy, MA. This year’s gathering focused on gun violence from a public health perspective. Our Keynote speaker, Massachusetts State Representative Dr. Jon Santiago, gave a heartfelt faith speech while also sharing insights from his experience as an emergency room physician at Boston Medical Center, New England's largest trauma center.
Other moments included Live gospel music, Christian comedy, liturgical dance, and inspiring words from a mother whose young son just accepted a 25-year plea deal. Seeing the variety of smiles and tears is a reminder how committed LTHB is to the work we believe in and who we serve. In addition, we were able to raise funds to contribute towards GED exams, youth summer jobs, backpacks with school supplies, holiday gifts for children, and more.
Thank you immensely to every corporate sponsor or contributor. Special thanks to each professional sports team that donated in-kind autographed sports memorabilia, it was extremely popular with raffle ticket purchasers. We are also extremely grateful to everyone that volunteered or played a role in making the event successful and memorable. Most important, we are touched by everyone that has welcomed Let The Healing Begin into your hearts and strive to play even a modest ongoing role in addressing gun violence and its aftermath.
Quoting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way."