The last weekend of October was kicked off in an empowering and fulfilling way! It was definitely a great way to wrap up Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the 3rd Annual Queens Brunch held Saturday, October 26 at the Ontario Gateway Hotel in Ontario, CA.
The day started at 9 a.m. with a social hour as ladies checked in. After checking in, as you entered into the doors into the ballroom, you were welcomed by pink decorations and ladies of all nationalities decked out in their ‘Sunday’s Best’ hats. You immediately knew that you were about to be blessed.
Since the inception of the brunch in 2017, the event has successful grew from 30 women in the founder, Adrienne Braxton’s backyard, to over 200 women in a hotel ballroom. The Queen’s Brunch is definitely a life changing event filled with empowerment, encouragement and support.
The event kicked off at 10 a.m. with a prayer and ice breaker. The ladies were able to get to know one another with selfies. This period of the event is the perfect way to kick the event off because it allows guests to get a little comfortable, especially for those who come to the brunch solo. They get to feel like they know some people.
Brunch was then served immediately after the ice breaker with the program starting shortly after. Each year the highlight of the event is remembering those who received their wings by calling out their names during a tribute and moment of silence.
A week prior to the brunch, the community lost a shero, Wyteria Musgrove, to breast cancer. In her honor, a special table was decorated in gold and red towards the front of the stage.
Although those who have passed are remembered at the event, the event was all filled with empowerment, encouragement and support through powerful testimonies of survivors, poetry and song selections of inspiration.
If you missed the brunch this year, mark your calendars for October 10-11, 2020. The brunch will be two-day event. Stay tuned!