About

Founding Members Not Pictured Mary Ann S

We started this organization fourteens years ago. I want to thank these ladies from the bottom of my heart for helping to get the organization in the public view.

 

Left to right: Karen Thompson-Weeks, Cynthia Powell, Mary McGhee, Sylvia Alexander-Wall, Nadine Johnson, Freda Hardy. Not pictured Mary Ann Seward

Mrs. Wall founded the Ladies of Elegance, Inc. in 2004 with six dynamic women to raise cancer awareness and emphasize the importance of getting your annual check-ups on time and that the best protection is early detection against all types of cancer.  This organization fulfilled a desire to actively participate in the education, early detection, and treatment of cancer.  A desire that grew following several personal encounters that revealed the impact of cancer on the patients, family and loved ones.  Mrs. Wall grieved when her favorite aunt lost the battle with lung cancer, her father-in-law succumbed to colon cancer, and when one of her most beloved friends was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer. {She is a Breast Cancer Survivor today!}  These events soon became catalysts for active involvement in educating others that the best protection is early detection against cancer!   

 

The Ladies of Elegance strive to show women that when you are in public you should always dress for success and strive to be a lady with Style, Grace, and Elegance!  This social organization has been a conduit to network with a variety of social and motorcycle organizations from neighboring states.  Social organizations differ from motorcycle clubs in only one area; they do not ride motorcycles.  However, the similarities are numerous including our desire to be a positive influence and a source of change in our community in the areas of health and welfare.  Members of these organizations have become our second family as we have formed a sisterhood and strive to be our sisters’ keeper.  We further share the belief that it is our personal and civic duty to work diligently in the community.  

 

The assistance of our family, friends, and community has enabled us to support numerous charities. The Sickle Cell Association Richmond-Oscar, Radio One Enrichmond Send A Child to Camp, Child Savers, Cedar Street Baptist Church, Rose of Sharon Baptist Church Missionary – Stony Creek, VA (Widowed Wives Funds), The American Cancer Society, Radio One Breast Cancer Gala, Rosebud Baptist Church - Dundas, VA, Back to School Drives, Rent Assistance for cancer patient, The Commonwealth Challenge for Children, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc, ASK- Association for the Support for Children with Cancer at MCV Hospital, Sister Network Central VA Chapter, Gift for Life Block Walk, family that lost their home because of a fire, Radio One Toy Drive, The Children of Battery Park, The American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Martin Luther King P-5 Project – Washington, DC, The People of Haiti, Usher Union of Richmond & Vicinity, Zion R.Z.U.A. Church - Lawrenceville, VA, The Central Virginia Food Bank, Book Drive for Children, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, feeding the homeless for Thanksgiving, helping Battered Women, Boys and Girls Club Richmond Chapter and various individuals in the community that are in need help.  . 

 

 

The assistance of our family, friends, and community has enabled us to support numerous charities. A special thank you to each of you that went above and beyond to help make this organization incredible. Because of your support, The Ladies of Elegance, Inc. have raised well over $250,000.00 over the past fourteen years It is our hope that you will continue to support us. We can because of all the time and financial support you provide and for that we are eternally grateful! 

 

We have members that believe, together, we can and will make a difference!

We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.

 

Our Mission

The Ladies of Elegance strive to show women that when you are in public you should always dress for success and strive to be a lady with Style, Grace, and Elegance!  

Our Vision

This organization fulfilled a desire to actively participate in the education, early detection, and treatment of cancer.

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