b'G-MOMS OF PORT PERRYpresentWhere is it? Royal Ashburn Golf Club,995 Myrtle Road West, AshburnSPRING LUNCHEONWhen is it? Saturday May 11 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. MY LIFE IS ARTLunch served at 12:30 p.m. Guest Speaker: How much are the tickets?$75 Emmanuel JalThis is one of the G-Moms favourite fundraising events as 2018 Winner of the it has so many appealing facets. The doors open at 10 a.m. Havel Prize Laureateso guests can enjoy freshly brewed co ee while shopping I am proof that one personin the marketplace. There will be many new and exciting can rise above any challengeitems to choose from as well as amazing prizes and so will others if they are givenSilent Auction items. the chance.Why should I support them?Emmanuel Jal is a former child soldier from South Sudan, turned The G-Moms are part of the Grandmother to Grandmotherinternational recording artist, peace activist, philanthropist, and Campaign. We work in partnership with the Grannieslife educator. Jals vision is to share his experiences for social in Africa who are raising their orphaned grandchildrenemotional learning through the arts, business and philanthropy due to the Aids Pandemic. We again have over 16 millionin order to create a higher state of conscious global awakening. orphans because gender inequality has driven up the HIVHis My Life is Art principles are rooted in his own experience infection rates for girls and young women to alarminglyand in ancient and modern teachings that have supported his high levels.While this is bad news, the good news is thatremarkablehealingjourney.Heshareshisguidancethrough people arenally starting to realize that community- basedworkshops, public speaking, and one-on-one sessions designed organizations hold the key to turning this situation around. to help others free themselves from struggle and to step into their We use holistic programming to look at the situation of theleadership andnd their life purpose.whole person and provide education to reduce gender-based violence.We also provide peer support groups forWhere can I buy tickets? teens as well as economic empowerment for the caregivers. Tickets are available from any G-Mom or email: All proceeds from G-Mom events go to the gmomsofportperry@gmail.comStephen Lewis Foundation. Royal LePage: 268 Queen St., Port PerryBetween 2003 and June 2018 the SLF has committed andColdwell Banker: 1894 Scugog St., Port Perry (Food Basics Plaza) disbursed $114.3 million to programs in 15 sub-Saharan By Tinie Evans, Special to Focus on Scugog African countries. This includes direct support to over 1,700 initiatives with more than 325 community-basedPlease join the G-Moms in making the organizations. The SLF is now spending a littlemore on world a better place fundraising, however still 83% of the funds go directly and empowering the African Grannies.to the many projects.www.gmomsportperry.com G-MOMSPORT PERRYofSupporting the Stephen Lewis FoundationFOCUS - APRIL 201911'