Council 2473 hosts an extraordinary event for the Arlington community, raises money for prenatal care

November 21, 2015 - The Knights of Edward Douglass White Council 2473 hosted a major fundraising event that attracted broad support from the entire Arlington Community, raising funds for a foundation that helps mothers and babies in need of prenatal and postnatal care. The event raised more than $100,000.


Neil Lawson created the foundation to honor the life of his wife Jennifer, who was killed in a tragic accident in February of this year.  Jennifer Bush-Lawson was only 39, and had given birth to their three children despite being challenged with numerous prenatal problems. While she had access to high-quality care and first-rate doctors, she realized that there were many thousands of others who are not so fortunate.  After she died, Neil established the Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation to support giving those less fortunate a "winning start at life and motherhood."


Activities on November 21 included a Memorial 5K run, and a Family Fun Day, which was held on the grounds of Council 2473 in the heart of Arlington.


Neal Lawson wrote to Grand Knight John White, thanking the Kngihts, and adding that " The event couldn’t have gone any better and the venue was perfect.  In every interaction, without exception, the entire KoC team has been cheerful, supportive and gracious.  Truly a remarkable display by the Knights for the foundation and the community.  What a wonderful gift to give.  From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!"


And a council member added his own praise: "I cannot tell you how proud I am to be a Knight today!  This was just a terrific affirmation of our values in this community. "

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