Mandarin Oriental to Host Fundraiser Benefiting Ward 6 Youth

By Southwester Staff Mandarin Oriental, in Southwest DC, recently announced Serve Your City / Ward 6 MutualAid as the beneficiary of the hotel’s tenth annual FANtastic 5K and Silent Auction.On Saturday, October 30, hotel guests, colleagues, visitors, and DC residents are invited to lace uptheir running shoes in support of advancing Southwest youth. Since its inception, the FANtastic5K […]

Black, Latino Communities Come Together for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Southwester Staff  On Wednesday, October 20, the Southwest-based Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) will join Nueva Vida, Inc., a culturally sensitive cancer support network for Latino families in the DC area, to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The virtual event will begin at 6:00 p.m. and feature remarks from Dr. Alejandra Hurtado […]

Real Men Wear Pink to Fight Breast Cancer

 By Southwester Staff This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Jamal O. Jones has joined the American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign and will raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer by wearing pink every day of October.  Jones aims to raise $2,500 to support research and local patient programs. As the […]

Party with a Purpose Marks Anniversary for Breast Cancer Fund

 By Regina D. Blye On Wednesday, September 15, distinguished guests virtually celebrated the ninth anniversary of the founding of the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) and the 69th birthday of the founder. Thanks to CSG Urban Partners’ sponsorship, a safe space was created for guests to learn unfiltered facts about COVID-19, surviving breast […]

Titanic Memorial Park Gets Fresh Update 

By Southwester Staff Forty-four benches at the Titanic Memorial Park received a fresh coat of paint on Saturday, September 17.   The National Park Service (NPS) provided the materials and 18  volunteers provided the labor to update the benches. The event was organized by the Friends of Titanic Memorial Park, an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that works […]

Southwest Students Awarded College Scholarships

By Audrey Hinton, Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Education and Scholarship Task Force The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s (SWNA) Education and Scholarship Task Force held its 47th annual scholarship awards program on August 15, awarding 23 young people $50,000 in college scholarships.   About 100 viewers joined the pre-recorded virtual event as the students received scholarships ranging from $2,000-$2,500. […]