The Antigua and Barbuda Heart and Stroke Foundation received a sizable donation from spoken-word artiste Dotsie Isaac yesterday, July 12, following the successful staging of her concert last month.
Founding President of the Association Dr. Georgette Meade and Board Member Valerie Gonsalves-Barreiro accepted the cheque, which was part proceeds of the gate receipts from the inaugural “Senses: An Evening of Poetry and Music with Dotsie and Friends.”
Isaac thanked Dr. Meade for the great work the Foundation has begun and said she was pleased to lend support to her charity of choice.
In response, Dr. Meade expressed appreciation to the Senses Committee for investing in the Foundation, and she promised to continue working to bring about greater awareness of cardiovascular diseases.
The staging of “Senses” was delayed by two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
But Isaac tells REAL News it worked to her advantage, since it allowed her not only to add to her material but to find the right people who shared her artistic vision and the right corporate supporters, as well.
Meanwhile, based on rave reviews from the audience on this “first of its kind” event, the Senses Committee is planning to make the poetry, music, dance and art event an annual affair.