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FLOWER GURLZ
INAUGURAL GALA
#FAMILYLOVEMATTERS

Honoring Beverly Kay Dampier

(April 27, 1969 - October 30, 2008)

April 26 - 28, 2024 | Newport News, VA

SPEAKERS & SPECIAL GUESTS

THE POWER OF PURPOSE

Join us on April 26 through April 28.  On October 30, 2008, before celebrating her 40th birthday, Cousin Beverly Dampier passed away. Beverly loved flowers and was showered with them at her funeral. In childhood, Cousin Helen made a pinky promise to love and take care of Cousin Beverly no matter what!” On October 1, 2010, President Obama apologized to the Guatemala President for the U.S. Public Health Services role in the Guatemala Syphilis Inoculation Study, and it triggered repressed memories of Cousin Beverly’s death and Helen began writing her documentary, Generational Trauma, An American Family’s Post-Traumatic Love Story.  On October 1, 2023, Cousin Helen, CEO of Talk Story, Incorporated launched the #LoveMatters” Movement to obtain justice for the Rosenwald Fund Study and is hosting the 1st Annual Flower Gurlz Inaugural Gala in Newport News VA from April 26-28, 2024, to honor Cousin Beverly on her 55th heavenly birthday (April 27th). The launch of #FamilyLoveMatters is an effort to bring awareness to the Rosenwald Fund Study and help continue the research needed to garner accountability and acknowledgement in more than 10 counties involved in the RFS.

GALA DETAILS

Registration: Feb. 16 - April 15, 2024

Flower Gurl - $280

General - $300

Table of 8 or 10 - $290

Banquet only - $160

*T-shirt included with ticket

  • Flower Gurlz Vendor Expo

  • For banquet: Semi-formal/formal “floral” attire (women only) and appropriate men’s attire

  •  Q&A session, comedy performance

  •  Dinner, dancing, musician, a birthday salute to Cousin Beverly

  •  Sunday Gospel breakfast program (jeans and t-shirt)

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
(all events held at Newport News Marriott)

THINGS TO KNOW

Traveling from out of town?

Nearest Airports

10 best hotels in Newport News

We have a block of rooms reserved at the Newport News Marriott at City Center

Discounted Block rate is from

April 24 -30

*Gala is April 26 - 28*

Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (10 minutes from hotel)

Norfolk International Airport

(Approx. 30 minutes from hotel)

Flower Gurlz Independent Travel Agencies

Lorita Wells

708-251-8149

Peachywells7@gmail.com

Loritawells.inteletravel.com (pin P429022)

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Support the Flower Gurlz GoFundMe

Donate to   #FamilyLoveMatters

1 Corinthians 16:14 “Let all that you do be done in love.”  
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