Fundraising chairperson Joan Lindo manages to attend the AWG Valentine’s Day Ball at the Hilton Hotel in New Kingston. She was the chief organizer, along with the help of Cathy Smithson (AWG President), Dawn Woodstock (Event Planner), her fundraising committee: Cathy Smithson, Jackie Dorsey, Tamara Hill, Trefina Aseidu, Brunnetta Matthews, Beverly and Hilda Kawass.
It is was a very unfortunate situation for Joan Lindo having done tedious and tremendous work to help to make this ball a success and due to the untimely death of her loving husband Rupert Lindo who passed days before. He offered tremendous support to her while he was alive. Joan was unable to give the vote of thanks to the sponsors and to her fundraising committee, however through strength, resilience, courage and the love for her son Alexander Lindo who was slated to perform at the ball with his band, she managed to pull it together and attend the event but only after he told her “I am doing this performance for my dad!” Alexander managed to perform as he said he would, many of the tables arranged by Joan Lindo, who also happened to be sponsors had given their condolences and said that they would not have attended the ball if she was not there.