The Scholarship Gala
SAVE THE DATE: MARCH 6TH, 2021
“There is Life After”
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Springfield, MA – On March 6th, 2021, Wellness for the Culture will host the “One Day You Will Live” Scholarship Gala with a twist – a luxury virtual celebration, complete with formal wear, special delivery food and drinks, and of course, encouragement and inspiration to LIVE!
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Gala Featured Speakers
The One Day You Will Live Scholarship Committee is curating a night full of inspiration, hope, and great expectation! We are hosting some amazing speakers and performers that will help us deliver messages of validation, vulnerability, and transparency. What a great way to promote Suicidal Prevention!
Founder of PureSpark
Nieisha Deed, a Roxbury, Ma native, is the founder of PureSpark. She spent 15 years as a corporate accountant until she was diagnosed with severe depression and unable to return back to work. After her recovery she founded PureSpark, a platform she uses to help educate the community on the importance of prioritizing their mental health. She is a mental health advocate and public speaker who is unafraid to share her own personal story to aid in the recovery of others.
Crystal Senter Brown
Actress, Writer, Casting Director, Author, and Spoken Word Artist
Crystal Senter-Brown has been featured in Redbook Magazine, Vibe
Rachel Symone Gilliam
Podcast Host, Creator of Daily Rae, and Unapologetic Reset
Rachel Symone Gilliam runs an online platform centered around owning her grief and encouraging others to live their best life on purpose. She is a bone marrow transplant survivor and became a widow at the young age of 25 after losing her husband to spinal cancer. Because of the storms she’s walked through, she is no stranger to heartache, loss, or the process of returning to yourself after trauma.
Though grief has become her lifelong companion, she also has made space for joy again and she invites her readers to follow along and believe that you can live a life that holds space for both pain and happiness.
Rachel is the host of the Rosè with Rae podcast — a podcast for around the table & real-life conversations, founder of Unapologetic Womxnhood — a community-led by Black women and created for all women to show up as your whole self unapologetically, and creator of Daily Rae — daily text encouragement to guide you on your journey to self.
She lives life in Dallas, TX, never says no to a glass of rosè, and is a fierce protector of her joy, rest, and emotional well-being.
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5:30- 6:00 Registration, Waiting Room
Opening MC: Nieisha Deed
Reading of our mission and purpose
Followed by a Video Presentation
Message from our Sponsors
Poetry Reciting : Crystal Senter Brown
MC: Introduction of the Speaker
Keynote Presentation : Rachel Symone Gilliam
Introduction and acceptance speeches from Awardees
Tony Cen Cen
A Toast to LIFE
Closing Remarks: Founder Whitney Dodds
Scholarship Recipient 2021
Do you know someone who pushes through despite the odds? Someone with a bright future but has had a rough start? Encourage them to apply to the scholarship, their faces could be here! Application Deadline January 5, 2020 11:59 PM.
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