The Hats and Tea annual event focused this year on Breast Cancer Awareness. Our speakers: Tina Abdul-Aziz from The Center for Multicultural Health, Bridgette Richardson Hempstead from Cierra Sisters and Marilyn Calbert from the YWCA are to be applauded for not only sharing lots of important information with us but also engaging us in song and humor, all very important in the quest for good health. We were also very touched to have Susan Mhone share with us her recent journey through breast cancer. We had fantastic support from community organizations and businesses and we thank all of them: Tully's Coffee, Market Spice Tea, PCC Markets, Panera, DC Productions and Mary Kay. We also got support from the Susan G Komen Foundation with educational materials and a grant to facilitate the event. Thanks to all of the ladies who attended and we hope that you enjoyed it, learnt something new and met new friends. Above all thanks to the ladies within the Zambian Community who helped make this possible by donating time, expertise and ideas, we cannot do it without you. Check out some photos of the event.
This event was a spectacular display of how Zambian Women host an event. Our Annual Hats and Tea Party Event serves to bring together communities that exist in the greater Seattle area, focusing on empowering women and encouraging our youth to focus on education. Our Theme this year was "Education at the Grassroot Level". AZISWA recognizes the importance of instilling the importance of education in our children and funds raised at the Hats and Tea Party went towards purchasing footwear for the Limulunga Community School in Western Province, Zambia.
Many thanks to the sponsors of this event: Fred Meyer, QFC, Costco and Tully's Coffee.