Jamaican Women of Washington Tea
Jamaican Women of Washington (JWoW), an all volunteer organization of women dedicated to assisting underprivileged communities in the Caribbean and the DC area, held their 9th Annual Tea-Off to Good Health at the Four Seasons Hotel on June 12. With many men in attendance, the ladies heeded the request to don chic afternoon attire and hats.
John Schriffen of NBC4 News emceed the event with the theme “Hypertension: Believe the Hype, Prevention is Better than a Stroke” and noted that 26 percent of DC residents have hypertension. Jamaican Ambassador Audrey Marks said that, despite family obligations, she wanted to attend the tea to show her support for founder Dr. Jacqueline Watson and the mission of JWoW.
Honoree Jeffrey Thompson spoke of the enduring vision of Dr. Dorothy Height. Ambassador of Grenada Gillian Bristol was one of three finalists in the Hats Off Contest but graciously deferred to crowd favorite Tatjana Dale.